Monthly Archives: February 2016

Wealth transfer in budget, “biggest unreported story in Ontario”: Smokey Thomas

 “All that infrastructure will be built using public-private partnerships, which are essentially cash machines for construction companies, corporate lawyers, and Bay Street financiers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12806/wealth-transfer-budget-%E2%80%9Cbiggest-unreported-story-ontario%E2%80%9D-smokey-thomas

If all the world's a stage, public service workers finally get a starring role

A Play called The Public Servant is about to open in Toronto and will help put a human face on all the caring and hard-working people in our public service.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12802/if-all-worlds-stage-public-service-workers-finally-get-starring-role

BCGEU supports bill recognizing PTSD as presumed first responder workplace injury

“Recognizing PTSD as a presumed workplace injury will ensure that our public service workers who do dangerous and stressful work are properly supported by our government.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12804/bcgeu-supports-bill-recognizing-ptsd-presumed-first-responder-workplace-injury

NBU members sign collective agreements

“Getting these three deals finalized is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our bargaining teams. We’re glad we can move forward with these contracts in place.” — NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12803/nbu-members-sign-collective-agreements

Children's Aid Society need building up, not blowing up: OPSEU

Broad-based community task force needed to make recommendations on the renewal of the province’s 125-year-old child protection system, says OPSEU/NUPGE.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12799/childrens-aid-society-need-building-not-blowing-opseu

NSGEU President applauds decision to keep tourism centres open

Visitor Information Centres will remain open and run by the province.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12801/nsgeu-president-applauds-decision-keep-tourism-centres-open

Mohammad Ali raps for college part-timers in Ontario in new music video

“There is no better cure for precarious work than giving workers a voice. And there’s no better voice for workers than a union.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12798/mohammad-ali-raps-college-part-timers-ontario-new-music-video

Increased medical errors highlight need for increased staffing: NSGEU

“The Premier and the Minister of Health have to step back and start addressing the real issues facing patient care and health care providers — one of the major issues being nurse- to-patient ratios.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12797/increased-medical-errors-highlight-need-increased-staffing-nsgeu

BCGEU launches "Local Crews Know Local Roads" campaign

“This campaign is about putting road safety ahead of profits.” — BCGEU President Stephanie Smith

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12794/bcgeu-launches-local-crews-know-local-roads-campaign

Grocery chains call tune behind Wynne’s wine retail announcement: OPSEU

“It appears the big grocers have told privatization czar Ed Clark that those public safety restrictions are an obstacle to profits so get rid of them.” Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12796/grocery-chains-call-tune-behind-wynne%E2%80%99s-wine-retail-announcement-opseu