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February 27, 2018

“Learning how to be an activist helped shift my focus from being a sufferer of a chronic illness to advocating for disability rights in general.” — Valdine Flaming, MGEU Bursary winner

February 15, 2018

"NSGEU/NUPGE members were not consulted then and haven't been since. I strongly urge all Liberal MLAs to talk to the Minister and their Premier...Tell them to read page 41 of their report." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

January 26, 2018

The Nova Scotia government has announced significant changes to the education system, including the dissolution of 7 elected school boards.

January 24, 2018

 

"Bill 178 return-to-work legislation violates rights and freedoms that workers have fought to win for more than a century. OPSEU/NUPGE is committed to protecting those hard-won rights.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 3, 2018

PEI UPSE/NUPGE’s bursary and scholarship program helps reduce some of the economic burden that students face. 

December 22, 2017

“It’s great that St. Lawrence students will get improved libraries, but it makes no sense that the college is robbing them of the expert guidance they need in order to get the most out of them.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 1, 2017

"How can we even imagine stopping infections when millions of people do not have access to adequate sanitation, affordable housing, nutritious food, and safe and healthy working conditions? We have a responsibility to fight for universal access to physical and mental health care not just at home, but around the world." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

November 16, 2017

“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

November 15, 2017

“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

October 16, 2017

“Unfortunately, Council refused to agree on even the no-cost items, such as longer contracts for contract faculty and academic freedom” —  JP Hornick, Chair, union bargaining team