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President's Commentary: Liberal government tries to force bad TPP deal through Parliament at breakneck speed

This is a bad deal for Canadians.  Even the government, trying to prove this was a good deal, released a study that proves the opposite.  The so-called benefits of the TPP are so minor that we will need a magnifying glass to see them, while the loss of jobs and the stagnation of wages will be unfortunately far too easy to spot.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/presidents-commentary-liberal-government-tries-force-bad-tpp-deal-through-parliament

OPSEU President to join rally to save Orono's LCBO

“If the new government thought Orono was going to take this lying down, they’re in for a rude awakening.” — Tracy Vyfschaft, LCBO employee and OPSEU Executive Board Member

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-president-join-rally-save-oronos-lcbo

MGEU members at Main Street Project ratify new agreement

Improved working conditions in new agreement.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/mgeu-members-main-street-project-ratify-new-agreement

SGEU members ratify contract at H.E.L.P. Homes of Regina

 “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

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/sgeu-members-ratify-contract-help-homes-regina

Saskatchewan Social Impact Bond contract sets dangerous precedent

Making sure children aren’t hungry, making sure they can see properly in school, and making sure they get help if they lose a loved one shouldn’t depend on where wealthy individuals or corporations decide to invest.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/saskatchewan-social-impact-bond-contract-sets-dangerous-precedent

Strike continues as Gateway Casinos refuse to release company financials

BCGEU/NUPGE cites lack of transparency as reason for breakdown in talks.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/strike-continues-gateway-casinos-refuse-release-company-financials

BCGEU demanding investigation into worker safety at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

“It’s outrageous that our members and other workers are being assaulted on a weekly basis at the Forensic hospital and the employer is doing nothing about it.”  — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bcgeu-demanding-investigation-worker-safety-forensic-psychiatric-hospital

New Contract for NBU College Instructors

“Negotiations are successful when both sides come to the table with mutual respect and a willingness to work together.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/new-contract-nbu-college-instructors

Groves Memorial Community Hospital members find strength and peace of mind with OPSEU

 “Employers quickly learn that OPSEU//NUPGE refuses to settle for second best when it comes to the interests of our members.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/groves-memorial-community-hospital-members-find-strength-and-peace-mind-opseu

Contract for B.C.'s health science professionals gets underway

“Years of erosion in our health care system can’t be fixed overnight, but achieving a contract that addresses those issues and supports improvements to the health care service British Columbians expect and deserve will be a priority at the bargaining table.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/contract-bcs-health-science-professionals-gets-underway