Thomas notes there is a lot of stress in higher education and many students with mental health concerns depend on the counselling.
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“The tables are turning for these workers. Joining OPSEU/NUPGE is going to be the change they’re looking for and more. With the full strength of OPSEU/NUPGE on their side, things are about to get a lot better.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
This scholarship is offered in recognition of the efforts and commitment of young workers across Canada who have demonstrated commitment to positively impacting social and workplace issues in their community.
USB students will be burdened with a tuition increase to the maximum allowable amount.
"I want to thank the members of the bargaining team for their hard work and dedication throughout the process." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
PEI UPSE/NUPGE’s bursary and scholarship program helps reduce some of the economic burden that students face.
“Faculty are the real leaders trying to improve the college system, and I am immensely proud that we stood up for fairness for all faculty and a higher quality of education for our students.” — JP Hornick, Chair of the OPSEU college faculty bargaining team
"I am confident that, when those ballots are counted, we will find that part-time college support staff have entrusted our union with the responsibility of improving their lives at work.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The contract will be presented to NBU/NUPGE members working as instructors in the community college sector.