strike | National Union of Public and General Employees

strike

February 3, 2017

Molson Coors loses in Ontario Superior Court in an effort to weaken strikers’ picket line. Justice Hainey also dismissed the company’s claim of $6,000,000 in damages.

January 26, 2017

"Striking workers at Molson Coors need to hear how much you support them in standing up to this global giant. They need to see who supports them even when we’re not on the picket line." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

You can send your message of support to Component325@nupge.ca.

January 19, 2017

The strike notice was issued after an impasse was reached in bargaining, and the employer chose to walk away from the bargaining table rather than engage in further negotiations.

January 12, 2017

"Our members were willing to negotiate but the employer wasn't interested. The employer wanted everything gone. The workers couldn't do that." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

December 16, 2016

“When it comes down to it, this is about the need for stable, predictable funding for our First Nations communities." —Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

December 15, 2016

“I can’t believe the province is allowing public dollars to be spent on hotels and travel expenses for supervisors from Ottawa to work in Peel. All of that money could go into providing better services for children and families." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 14, 2016

MGEU/NUPGE members are striking for equal pay. "Health care providers throughout this region who do the same jobs should be paid the same wages no matter where they live and work.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

October 18, 2016

“Currently the PCH workers in Nelson House are making significantly less than PCH workers in the rest of Manitoba, including in Thompson, only 100 km away. These are dedicated workers that care for the elders in the community and deserve to be treated fairly.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

October 4, 2016

“The union and the employer began negotiations over 18 months ago. But up to now, the employer has chosen to lead their valued employees down the garden path. That’s shabby in itself. But now it looks like they’re ready to put their clients’ well-being on the line as well." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU

August 24, 2016

“We need the Minister of Families to explain why his department is preventing a timely resolution to this situation." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President