Monthly Archives: March 2016

Privatized food services a health hazard, say Saskatchewan's Pine Grove inmates

“When our members delivered food services, the meals were safe and met health standards. Clearly, Compass can’t manage even that.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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Minister ignores deteriorating conditions inside B.C. prisons: BCGEU

“Our provincial prisons are increasingly violent for both the inmates and the men and women who work there. The problems cannot be ignored.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Solidarity and the fight for equality

“On this International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination, we pledge to stand by our committments to the Syrian people who have traveled so far and long to get here, as well as to those in our communities who struggle for equality every day.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

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Making Sense of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – Ottawa Forum

Attend this important forum with leading experts to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Otawa.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12872/making-sense-trans-pacific-partnership-ottawa-forum

Ontario Chamber of Commerce is deceiving the public: OPSEU

The private sector’s involvement in health care is the cause of many of our system’s problems, not the solution.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12868/ontario-chamber-commerce-deceiving-public-opseu

It’s time for all of us to say thank you to our community service workers

We all  benefit from their efforts to keep our communities healthy, safe, and livable.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12863/it%E2%80%99s-time-all-us-say-thank-you-our-community-service-workers

BCGEU calls on Provincial Court judges to help address deputy sheriff shortage

The current practice of forcing sheriffs to work overtime is not working and is unsustainable. The shortage is compromising courthouse security, delaying important proceedings, and is threatening the integrity of our justice system.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12866/bcgeu-calls-provincial-court-judges-help-address-deputy-sheriff-shortage

Manitoba labour leaders featured in Globe and Mail story on Bill 8

As the first law of its kind in Canada, Bill 8 establishes protection in the form of guaranteed paid job leave for victims of domestic violence who are dealing with the effects of abuse and need to take time off from work.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12864/manitoba-labour-leaders-featured-globe-and-mail-story-bill-8

President's Commentary: Sweetheart deal for wealthy tax avoiders

By giving KPMG customers an amnesty, the CRA is saying that those guilty of the worst offences will get off lightly, while those guilty of less severe offences will face serious penalties. For the overwhelming majority of Canadians, that is deeply offensive.

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Manitoba government presents fiscal update

Tax fairness and support for public services part of fiscal update. 

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