“When the Liberals sold off 15 per cent of Hydro One, they removed it from the Sunshine List. Schmidt’s annual salary is $4.6 million — four times what his predecessor made. That’s the price of privatization, I guess.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
St. John’s (30 March 2016) — The President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) is voicing his concern and frustration with a recent refusal by three private companies to release information about their dealings with Eastern Health under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA).
“Breaking the cycle of abuse can be tremendously difficult and, as a province, we should be doing everything we can to help people in this regard.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
MGEU/NUPGE members vote in favour of tentative agreement.
We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian. Ottawa (29 March 2016) — When you take a close look at the budget, the “real change” promised by the federal government starts to look like a modest improvement […]
“I’m asking the House to please join me in saying a huge, huge thank you to all the people who give their time, and of their wallets, to make these organizations so great in our communities.” — Michelle Mungall, NDP MLA, Nelson-Creston
MGEU members negotiate improvements to wages, health benefits and job security.
“[The Public Servant] puts an honest human face on all those in the public service who are working to make their communities better places to live. And in this age of austerity and privatization that’s not as easy to accomplish as it once was.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas said that Corrections Miniser Naqvi seemed “shocked to see the deplorable conditions inmates were living in — and correctional officers were working under. Clearly, something had to be done, and done quickly.”
Twice a year, Homeless Connects Edmonton and its service providers and volunteers host an event at the Shaw Conference Centre to help over 2000 guests create pathways out of homelessness.