In July alone, the Newfoundland and Labrador government paid over $27,000 for services already being done in-house.
“To put this in perspective, the amount of money spent on crisis communications advice and legal support for public sector negotiations thus far could have been used to fully restore the X-ray services at the hospital in Bonavista." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“At a time when Premier Stephen McNeil insists we cannot afford cost of living increases for public sector workers we all rely on every day — nurses; education and health care workers; civil servants — it is shocking he is willing to pay one man almost half a million dollars for one round of contract negotiations." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Ontario Superior Court rules that Conservative government's legislating postal workers back to work in 2011 violated their rights to freedom of association and expression.
MGEU/NUPGE members vote in favour of tentative agreement.
MGEU members negotiate improvements to wages, health benefits and job security.
Ratification vote will be held in March.
These employees came together to protect their rights through collective bargaining and to achieve greater job security." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"The committee felt this offer was improved enough to take it back to the members for consideration." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Toronto (07 Jan. 2016) — The President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), Warren (Smokey) Thomas, sent the letter below to Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews on January 6.
Ontario government will use replacement workers if correctional staff strike
The letter outlines concerns OPSEU/NUPGE has with the use of replacement workers if a contract is not reached prior to the strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. on January 10.