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Newfoundland and Labrador government denies own request for conciliation boards

“As if this round of negotiations wasn’t already bizarre enough, we now have a situation where the government is at odds with itself about how bargaining should proceed. This is all very strange.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13408/newfoundland-and-labrador-government-denies-own-request-conciliation-boards

Sask. families and public services continue to pay the price

“Public employees spend their wages in their local communities, and their purchases help stimulate economic activity that benefits everyone. Austerity agendas that hurt families also slow economic recovery.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13407/sask-families-and-public-services-continue-pay-price

Spring brings 2017 budget in with a whimper

“While the funding announcements sound impressive, most of the money isn’t supposed to be spent until well after the next election. It’s also very convenient that the first announcements of what projects will get funding will happen right before the next federal election.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13405/spring-brings-2017-budget-whimper

SHOP LCBO campaign challenges Liberal privatization plan

“When you shop LCBO, the profits pay for important public services. When you shop Loblaws, the profits pay for Galen Weston’s next yacht.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13404/shop-lcbo-campaign-challenges-liberal-privatization-plan

OPSEU fights intimidation attempts by college brass

“These workers make a tiny fraction of the $300,000 she [Lise Bourgeois, college president] makes each year — yet she continues to use every trick in the book to try to keep them from having a voice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13396/opseu-fights-intimidation-attempts-college-brass

Manitoba Premier announces legislation to freeze, cap wages

“Despite the government’s intent to impose legislation, our union remains open and committed to going to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair deal.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13403/manitoba-premier-announces-legislation-freeze-cap-wages

Racism and discrimination have no place in Canada

“We need more than just words to show that the government respects our Charter and provides equal opportunity for economic and social justice for everyone. We need a government that looks for every opportunity to make fairness and equality central to its business.” Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13402/racism-and-discrimination-have-no-place-canada

Infrastructure Bank claims don’t add up

“If governments really don’t want to be associated with privatization, they should keep services public instead of paying consultants to come up with new euphemisms for privatization.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13401/infrastructure-bank-claims-don%E2%80%99t-add

Provincial Government Prioritizes Needs of Business Over Jobs of New Brunswickers

“Government talks about job creation as a priority, but when it has the chance to protect the jobs of New Brunswick workers, they side with business.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13399/provincial-government-prioritizes-needs-business-over-jobs-new-brunswickers

Cutting “Hospital Home Care Teams” will hurt people, bottom line

“For a government that promised to both protect front-line services and find efficiencies in health care, cutting this program makes no sense at all.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13398/cutting-%E2%80%9Chospital-home-care-teams%E2%80%9D-will-hurt-people-bottom-line