Monthly Archives: March 2016

Put contractors on the Sunshine List: OPSEU

“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

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Private contractors at Eastern Health refuse to release information to the public

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).

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Legislation would help victims of domestic violence: NBU

“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

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MGEU members at Manitoba Public Insurance ratify new agreement

MGEU/NUPGE members vote in favour of tentative agreement.

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Federal budget looks modest up close

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 on Stephen Harper’s last budget. 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.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12879/federal-budget-looks-modest-close

B.C. legislature recognizes work of community social services workers

 “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

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MGEU members at Addictions Foundation of Manitoba ratify collective agreement

MGEU members negotiate improvements to wages, health benefits and job security.

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Full house for The Public Servant

“[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

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More officers a good start to addressing the crisis in corrections: OPSEU

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.”

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12873/more-officers-good-start-addressing-crisis-corrections-opseu

Volunteers needed for Homeless Connect Edmonton

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.

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