The contract will be presented to NBU/NUPGE members working as instructors in the community college sector.
“With cooperation from Council at the bargaining table I believe we can settle this strike in short order.” — JP Hornick, OPSEU's Chair of the faculty bargaining team
Students gathered on November 15 to show solidarity with striking OPSEU/NUPGE college academic workers.
“If the minister can tell the colleges how to spend the money they’ve saved, she can tell them how to bargain fairly as well. I encourage her to do so this weekend.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Condolences go out to Stiles' family, friends and colleagues.
“Negotiation is the only way to go at this juncture. I agree completely with recent statements by the Premier and by Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews that the solution to this strike is at the bargaining table.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“For too long now, college presidents have been allowed to cash half-million-dollar salaries while squeezing these vulnerable workers for every cent they can." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"I want to thank all of the instructors in both the NBCC and CCNB systems for educating and mentoring the next group of leaders in our province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
Fredericton (08 Nov. 2016) — The New Brunswick Union's (NBU/NUPGE) latest advertisement focuses on the hard-working instructors of the New Brunswick Community College system (NBCC).
Do we really want our future business leaders taking Ethics 101 from the Hamburglar?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“These votes could be counted tomorrow, if Kathleen Wynne says so. After more than 7 years, and 2 organizing drives, these workers have waited long enough.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President