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Demands for Pharmacare and long-term care strategy brought to Council of the Federation meeting

“Let’s continue the chat, continue the call for the PM, for the federal health minister, for these premiers and provincial health ministers to all pull together. Let’s get pharmacare happening, let’s get long-term care happening, let’s make sure our communities are sound.”  — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/demands-pharmacare-and-long-term-care-strategy-brought-council-federation-meeting

LCBO workers ratify new agreement that will reduce precarious work

“We went to the table with a plan for a better LCBO. It was a struggle from day one. But what made that plan a reality was the work done by members in their own communities to build public support for our proposals.” — Denise Davis, OPSEU’s LCBO bargaining team chair

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/lcbo-workers-ratify-new-agreement-will-reduce-precarious-work

Former NUPGE Component President George Heyman, labour leaders, in NDP cabinet

“This is an exciting time for British Columbians, but also for people across the country who are fighting for quality public services, good jobs, labour rights and overall fairness. We look forward to the government’s progress and becoming a progressive voice at the national level.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/former-nupge-component-president-george-heyman-labour-leaders-ndp-cabinet

U.S. Tables NAFTA Negotiating Position: Time for Canada to Respond

“Regarding the labour provisions, it’s a step in the right direction to see that the U.S. government is promoting core ILO standards such as the right to collective bargaining. And the proposal that labour and environmental standards should be enforceable is also a positive development. But the other language makes the burden of proof too high, and the scope too limited. No labour violation complaint would ever be successful if violations of labour rights must be proven in a ‘sustained or recurring’ manner, and the environmental provisions offer no objective standards to enforce. And all these obligations should not merely apply in a manner affecting trade or investment.” — Larry Brown

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/us-tables-nafta-negotiating-position-time-canada-respond

OPSEU members at New Path workers reach last-minute deal

“When the employer saw that workers were determined to get a deal that respected their professionalism and commitment, they came back to the table at the 11th hour.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-members-new-path-workers-reach-last-minute-deal

Protesters picket Sask Party AGM

“The Sask Party is making our most vulnerable residents pay for government’s mistakes.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/protesters-picket-sask-party-agm

Newfoundland government payments to McInnes Cooper exceeds $266K for public sector negotiations

“The people of the province deserve to know what this government is spending to outsource and duplicate efforts on the negotiations front. Our members deserve to know what their employer is paying to have a law firm take them on at the bargaining table.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/newfoundland-government-payments-mcinnes-cooper-exceeds-266k-public-sector-negotiations

Powerlifting equipment for ambulances a good start: HSAA

“This investment in power-lifting equipment will prevent injuries and save money in the long run, because it’s always much cheaper to keep workers healthy and on the job than to have them off work and needing treatment.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/powerlifting-equipment-ambulances-good-start-hsaa

Nanaimo Child Development Centre workers choose HSA BC

“They are joining a union that is a strong advocate for early intervention and specialized services for children to ensure they have the supports and services they need for a strong early start.” — Val Avery, HSA BC President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nanaimo-child-development-centre-workers-choose-hsa-bc

HSAA member selected for leading international role

“HSAA/NUPGE congratulates Cardinal on his international accomplishment and his leadership in the field of social work. It’s this kind of expertise and willingness to go the extra mile that makes me proud of the people who make up our union.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/hsaa-member-selected-leading-international-role