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Quiet changes to liquor privatization plan will hurt even more Saskatchewan towns

“This stealthy change to the government’s privatization plan means that even more small towns stand to lose good, local jobs, hurting families and communities.” — Donna Christianson, Chair of SGEU’s Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13137/quiet-changes-liquor-privatization-plan-will-hurt-even-more-saskatchewan-towns

Restoration of public ownership a growing trend

“While it’s good to see privatization mistakes being reversed, it would be better if we avoided the mistakes in the first place.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13135/restoration-public-ownership-growing-trend

National Union members join annual memorial on Parliament Hill

“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I am honoured to pay tribute to the police and peace officers who dedicated their lives to helping keep our communities safe and who in turn paid the ultimate price for their dedication.”— The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13134/national-union-members-join-annual-memorial-parliament-hill

Corporate Canada's dealing with a notorious tax haven

Canadians for Tax Fairness says it is estimated that Canada loses at least $7.8 billion in revenues every year because of tax dodging facilitated by tax havens.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13132/corporate-canadas-dealing-notorious-tax-haven

Toronto Mayor copying Premier's failed policies with hydro privatization

“Toronto Hydro, just like Hydro One, provides real value to the public. It meets an important need, and the profits that it generates help to pay for the public services we all rely on.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13133/toronto-mayor-copying-premiers-failed-policies-hydro-privatization

HSABC launches new ad on staff shortages

“HSABC/NUPGE will be asking members to start tracking their workload concerns as part of a coordinated effort to identify how shortages are impacting patient care and where action needs to be taken.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13131/hsabc-launches-new-ad-staff-shortages

Seniors Advocate survey on home support echoes BCGEU members' experience

“Community Health Workers have been bringing attention to many of the issues raised in the survey for some time.” —Carla Dempsey, BCGEU Vice-President of Community Health Services

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13130/seniors-advocate-survey-home-support-echoes-bcgeu-members-experience

WSIB premium cuts hurt injured workers: OPSEU

This amounts to taking money from some of the most vulnerable people in Ontario and handing it to employers.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13128/wsib-premium-cuts-hurt-injured-workers-opseu

OPSEU hails new intermittent correctional facility

“The crisis in corrections was decades in the making, and it won’t be solved overnight. But with the new RIC, the province just got a little safer.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13126/opseu-hails-new-intermittent-correctional-facility

BCGEU meets with officials to address escalating violence in Youth Corrections

The meeting was productive: the employer acknowledged that serious health and safety problems exist and that concerted, corrective action needs to be taken immediately.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13127/bcgeu-meets-officials-address-escalating-violence-youth-corrections