Members of Reconnect join those of five other mental health agencies that have made OPSEU/NUPGE their union of choice this past year." — Ed Arvelin, Chair of OPSEU's Mental Health Division
Medical laboratory staff at the Hospital for Sick Children have voted 74 per cent in favour of joining the union.
“The IMF makes it clear that inequality can hurt society by allowing the wealthy to manipulate the economic and political systems in their favour, and this is where government action is required." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
Newest OPSEU/NUPGE members employed by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority are responsible for managing the impact of human activities, urban growth and rural activities on the region.
"Bill 8 is a slap in the face to agriculture workers in Quebec. It gives employers permission to just listen and then ignore whatever concerns workers raise," says UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema.
Visa Centre staff join growing number of Vancity BCGEU/NUPGE members.
“We believe that we will be able to develop a working partnership with the Cowessess First Nation band, and are eager to get on with the task of representing these members and negotiating a first collective agreement." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
Bill 22 reverses amendments to the Labour Relations Act that were introduced only two years ago that allowed for automatic card-check certification when 65 per cent of workers in a workplace sign union cards.
"More and more, hospital professionals know that OPSEU is the union for changing times, and we have the experience that gets results for hospital workers.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.