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

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12749/kennedy-house-wage-cut-demand-could-lead-job-action-opseu

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

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12746/ontario-premiers-reaction-human-rights-concerns-took-10-months-too-long

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

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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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12739/presidents-commentary-federal-government-must-put-end-paid-blood-donations

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Full study, debate needed before any ratification of TPP

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12747/full-study-debate-needed-any-ratification-tpp

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NSGEU Civil Service bargaining committee recommends rejection of government offer

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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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12744/nsgeu-civil-service-bargaining-committee-recommends-rejection-government-offer

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

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information […]

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NBU members reach tentative deal

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“Now it’s time for the membership to study the tentative agreement and vote.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12740/nbu-members-reach-tentative-deal