"I am calling on your government to extend the provisions of the Canada Health Act to include Canada’s residential care facilities. By doing so you would ensure that they must meet the 5 principles of the CHA: public administration, accessibility, comprehensiveness, universality and portability." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“A legislated raise limited to 1% comes to less than $8 a week, far less than the $60 a day the government is spinning through its propaganda machine doubling as our education minister. The government should abandon this cruel and ham-fisted legislation and get serious about bargaining right now." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"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
Members of the legislative assembly of Manitoba were unable to pass an interim supply bill. The bill is needed to ensure the government has money in its bank account to pay civil service employees and keep programs running.
“It’s infuriating for our members to see this government waste billions of dollars on fiscal mismanagement while skimping on finding appropriate funding for public services and programs and the workers who deliver them.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“We are calling on the federal government to allow for a fair process by encouraging workers and the employer to come to an agreement that works for everyone. This back-to-work legislation is a clear violation of workers’ Charter rights. CUPW successfully fought to have this right explicitly upheld by the Supreme Court.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
"We have a provincial government fixated on cutting and privatizing public services and now they might replace the Civil Service Act? What does that mean for public services. such as water testing, highway improvements, or crime protection to name a few?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
The B.C. government has committed to work collaboratively with stakeholders to implement the repeal of these bills. The BCGEU/NUPGE and HSABC/NUPGE look forward to engaging in this process to support, and significantly improve conditions for workers affected by these changes.
5 jobs have been cut from the Compass Residential Youth Program in Portage la Prairie. Please sign and share the petition to send a message to the Manitoba government and urge them to reverse these reckless cuts!
“We wanted to launch this campaign to highlight the positive impact that home care and youth care workers have on thousands of people across the province every single day.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Community service workers are the epitome of hope: hope for a better future for those they serve; hope for a better world that values the worth of every person.
"Premier Ford has chosen to launch a partisan attack by introducing his Making Ontario Open for Business Act. Dismantling the previous government’s legislation means 'open for business' is really just code for shutting down workers’ rights and attacking unions." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"This trade deal will rig the Canadian economy in favour of powerful corporations. It is an outright betrayal of workers. It will do nothing to stop climate change, and it will certainly exacerbate income and wealth inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The purpose of this weekly podcast is to help raise awareness of important union issues with members, in an easy to access audio format.
Pat was a no-nonsense labour activist, and extremely committed and dedicated in all his efforts to creating a safer work environment for his fellow members.
“Our priority is to ensure clients of H.E.L.P. Homes receive the support they need, and we commend the organization for recognizing and compensating our members for the important role they play in providing services.” — Darren Olsen, SGEU Bargaining Chair
Local 449 is the third new Local in the MGEU/NUPGE in the last 3 months, a trend that doesn’t surprise Gawronsky.
“Even though we wanted a different outcome, we remain confident in our position as we move forward with the constitutional challenge.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
These members help people find a job or explore career possibilities, as well as help people access government-sponsored programs that assist with employment, training, and supports.