Monthly Archives: June 2015

We can do better: It's time for a change – All Together Now! gears up for federal election

“We know we can do better. We don’t need to settle. Not for our future, or our children’s futures. It’s time for a change.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12347/we-can-do-better-its-time-change-all-together-now-gears-federal-election

Conservatives use anti-democratic tactics to pass Bill C-377

“This truly is a sad day for Canadian democracy. It speaks volumes to the disrespect this government has for democracy and the rule of law when Prime Minister Harper personally direct these undemocratic tactics to ensure that Bill C-377 passes the Senate in order to appeal to the Conservatives’ right-wing base.” — James Clancy, NUPGE President

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Home care negotiations for over 4,000 NAPE members reaches impasse

Home care workers’ contracts expired in 2014, now headed to conciliation.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12351/home-care-negotiations-over-4000-nape-members-reaches-impasse

BCGEU renews call for public inquiry into health firings

The government needs to hold to account the people responsible for violating the B.C. Public Service Agency’s own investigation protocols and best practices.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12349/bcgeu-renews-call-public-inquiry-health-firings

BCGEU welcomes more than 260 new LifeLabs members

“Our LifeLabs members will now have an even stronger voice and greater leverage at the bargaining table.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President 

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NAPE launches Facebook page for home care workers

Visit the Facebook page to connect with other NAPE/NUPGE home care workers.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12346/nape-launches-facebook-page-home-care-workers

Health care tax dollars being diverted again to private-sector profits

“The public is being robbed of the medical care it deserves. Private sector administrators are skimming profits when 100 per cent of scarce health care dollars should go towards care and treatment.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12345/health-care-tax-dollars-being-diverted-again-private-sector-profits

MGEU members at University College of the North ratify agreement

MGEU/NUPGE members have negotiated improvements to the collective agreement at the bargaining table.

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Privatization: Break the law, get a juicy contract

That lack of transparency and accountability that comes with privatization means problems with sleaze are inevitable.

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NBU clerical and regulatory members reach tentative agreement

“A lot of hard work went into these negotiations. We’re proud of everyone who took part. Now we will present the deal to the members and hear their opinions.” — NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle

Fredericton (24 June 2015) — Members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) in the clerical and regulatory bargaining unit have reached a tentative agreement. 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12342/nbu-clerical-and-regulatory-members-reach-tentative-agreement