Monthly Archives: January 2016

Government directs departments to find 30% in savings in the public sector

“Let me be clear — your union will stand up for you, your families, your jobs, and the vital public services that you deliver to the people of the province every day.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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Manitoba lake named in honour of fallen Correctional Officer, Rhonda Commodore

“We celebrate Rhonda when we honour her name in this way, but we also honour the lake where we can now celebrate her spirit.” — Les Saksowski, Local 9 President, The Pas Correctional Centre

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12736/manitoba-lake-named-honour-fallen-correctional-officer-rhonda-commodore

OPSEU fights back against Wynne's attack on hospitals

OPSEU’s Public is Better campaign features radio ads, online advertising, and an animated video that tells what’s happening to hospitals right now.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12737/opseu-fights-back-against-wynnes-attack-hospitals

Davos needs more than just talk

“The biggest difference between the Davos group and us is that we want to do more than talk.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

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Wynne policies widen wage gap for women

“If the government is actually serious about narrowing the wage gap, it should stop the wage cuts and start recognizing its human rights obligations under the Pay Equity Act.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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NUPGE: It is time to secure Canadians’ health care system for the future

As the health ministers from the federal-provincial-territorial governments meet in Vancouver to discuss a new Health Accord, the National Union of Public and General Employees calls on them to defend and expand the Canadian health care system.

Ottawa (19 Jan. 2016) — On the eve of an important national meeting on Canada’s health care system James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) wants to remind the Health Ministers of the importance of their task.

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NUPGE’s Unions Matter contest continues, but with a new twist

In honour of Black History Month and Family Day, we’re asking for entries that say why unions matter to African Canadians or why unions matter to your family.

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HSABC at Supreme Court to fight for breast cancer survivor's workers' compensation

An investigation into the cancer identified there was a cancer cluster in the laboratory — where the incidence of breast cancer was eight times the rate of breast cancer in B.C.

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New Brunswick needs first contract legislation

As it stands now, New Brunswick effectively forces new unions to strike when employers are not coming to the table in a meaningful way.

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Policy changes important to eliminate use of hotels for children and youth in care in B.C.

“We will be paying close attention to the provincial budget in February to see if funding is there to improve, in a meaningful way, the services we provide to vulnerable children and youth in our province.” — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12729/policy-changes-important-eliminate-use-hotels-children-and-youth-care-bc