Monthly Archives: February 2016

Strike by BCGEU members at Island Crisis Care Society brings employer back to table

“BCGEU/NUPGE members at ICCS are standing up for an issue that makes a real difference in preventing burnout.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12783/strike-bcgeu-members-island-crisis-care-society-brings-employer-back-table

Latest winners of Why Unions Matter contest defied expectations

Now, we’re looking for entries that touch on why unions matter to women or why unions matter to racial minorities.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12788/latest-winners-why-unions-matter-contest-defied-expectations

PTSD legislation in Ontario a step forward

“Ontario now joins Alberta and Manitoba with legislation that creates the presumption that when first responders are diagnosed with PTSD it is work-related,” said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12787/ptsd-legislation-ontario-step-forward

Health care infrastructure investment a good start; action needed on shortage of professionals

“New buildings are only as good as the people who work in them.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12791/health-care-infrastructure-investment-good-start-action-needed-shortage-professionals

OPSEU welcomes council’s decision to cancel RFP process for EMS workers

“We’ve witnessed the devastating impacts on workers and the community when public services are caught up in a competitive bidding process and sold off to the lowest bidder. The evidence is clear — the services suffer and costs soar.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12786/opseu-welcomes-council%E2%80%99s-decision-cancel-rfp-process-ems-workers

Nova Scotia government retreats from changes to Seniors' Pharmacare Program

Nova Scotia government bows to pressure by seniors and advocates to halt changes to its Seniors’ Pharmacare Program. 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12785/nova-scotia-government-retreats-changes-seniors-pharmacare-program

Leadnow workers organize with BCGEU

These employees came together to protect their rights through collective bargaining and to achieve greater job security.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12784/leadnow-workers-organize-bcgeu

Workers at Cochrane Temiskaming Children's Treatment Centre overwhelmingly choose OPSEU

“We look forward to sharing resources and expertise with these new members as we continue to meet the needs of the people we serve.” — Deb Gordon, OPSEU Chair, Child Treatment sector

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12781/workers-cochrane-temiskaming-childrens-treatment-centre-overwhelmingly-choose-opseu

NSGEU wins significant policy grievance for civil service members

Positive decision from arbitrator reassures NSGEU/NUPGE members as they wait for provincial government’s budget. 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12779/nsgeu-wins-significant-policy-grievance-civil-service-members

MGEU's Keep Us Together ads kick off

“Right now, it’s so important that we remind Manitobans just how much we rely on each other to receive the kind of services we all want and deserve.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12780/mgeus-keep-us-together-ads-kick