Bert Blundon has a proven track record as a union activist and leader. From the moment in 1986 when he faced police officers and refused to open up a picket line, Blundon has fought for workers' rights, leading many fightback campaigns against privatization, layoffs, anti-worker legislation and cuts to public services.
"The message is strong – casino workers feel they belong in our union." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
“These members care deeply about helping support seniors who are facing homelessness, and now they’ve got one of the province’s biggest and most powerful unions to help them do their valuable work." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The agreement includes wage increases, improved holiday entitlements, modified hours of work, flex time, a streamlined step-advancement process, and additional personal leave allowances.
"Being part of HSABC/NUPGE will ensure that we can continue to provide excellent service to families across BC.” — Mridula Ivy Morgan, a parent coach with the CMHA's Confident Parent Thriving Kids Program
The MGEU/NUPGE is largest union in the province, with over 40,000 members — 17,000 of whom work within the health care system.
"Our members are not having their issues addressed through bargaining, and the membership has just given us a strong mandate to address these in conciliation." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. We strive for inclusivity at work, in our union and across society. Respect and compassion will always be at the forefront of our efforts." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
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“As the strongest health care union in the province, these new members recognized MGEU/NUPGE’s proven track record, along with the lowest dues in Manitoba, as the right fit for them. We are so proud to welcome them to the MGEU/NUPGE!” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President