Monthly Archives: January 2016

NAPE welcomes government’s decision to cancel P3 RFP process for long-term care

“Governments across Canada and around the world claim that P3s are innovative and more efficient, but the real-world experience has shown the opposite to be true in an alarming number of cases. It’s good to see the current government recognize that and take a step back from the process to re-evaluate,” says NAPE President Jerry Earle

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BCGEU applauds Seniors Advocate report: the system needs help

Three out of five health authorities are providing fewer hours of home support, while the seniors’ population is growing in four out of their five areas.

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Kennedy House wage-cut demand could lead to job action: OPSEU

“Kennedy House says it cannot afford wage increases, but non-unionized staff and management received big bonuses the past two Christmases.” — Dave Ramphal, OPSEU, Local 361 bargaining team chair

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Ontario Premier's reaction to human rights concerns took 10 months too long

“I’m delighted the Premier has turned her mind to the intolerable situation in Saudi Arabia. But what’s she going to do about the pain she’s inflicted on Ontario’s colleges? That’s where this whole mess started” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas

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President's Commentary: Federal government must put an end to paid blood donations

Profit-driven corporations that buy blood are the health care equivalent to the parasites behind the payday loan industry, shamelessly preying on the most vulnerable. — James Clancy, NUPGE Natonal President

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Full study, debate needed before any ratification of TPP

“We’re disappointed with the government’s decision to sign on and have outlined the many problems that we see with this very broad-reaching agreement,” — CLC President Hassan Yussuff

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NSGEU Civil Service bargaining committee recommends rejection of government offer

Members “want to have a chance to negotiate with their employer, have their issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to them by Premier McNeil.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

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Thomas to press Minister on male-only colleges in Saudi Arabia

“This kind of endorsed discrimination against women is never okay, and certainly not in 2016. For a government that claims it wants to close the wage gap between men and women, it’s highly problematic that it won’t allow women into two of its colleges.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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BCGEU raises alarm after serious fire at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre

The incident once again raises serious concerns about chronic overcrowding and increasing violence at B.C.’s provincial prisons. 

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NBU members reach tentative deal

“Now it’s time for the membership to study the tentative agreement and vote.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

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