Monthly Archives: March 2016

BCGEU celebrates victory at Mountain View Home

BBQ to be held to celebrate keeping mental health facility in Abbotsford open.

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Essential services legislation welcomed by HSAA

Health care professionals are committed to ensuring safety of Albertans

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Chamber of Commerce privatization report poorly researched: Ontario Health Coalition

“We are disappointed that the Chamber came out with this report which is neither in the interests of Ontarians nor in the interests of many of the Chamber’s members.” — Natalie Mehra, executive director of the OHC

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Waste-Free Ontario Act set to waste taxpayers’ money

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was not surprised that more privatization was being slipped in under cover of apparently harmless legislation. “The devil is in the details and never more so than with this Liberal government” said Thomas.

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World condemns murder of Berta Cáceres

Organizations condemn murder and urge the U.S. Secretary of State to press the Honduran government to provide immediate, effective, and carefully consulted protection to Mexican environmentalist and journalist Gustavo Castro Soto and other witnesses in the case.

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The 2016 Alternative Federal Budget — Time To Move On

The 2016 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) projects a federal deficit of $29.2 billion for 2016-17 when Liberal platform measures are taken into account. It also delivers a blueprint showing how the government could take on a $37.9 billion deficit and still maintain Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio. 

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OPSEU members rally for women’s wages

“But in reality, she’s done everything she can to drive down the wages of over half a million women who work in the Ontario public sector. That’s making the wage gap worse, not better.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
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B.C. government introduces amendments to Community Care and Assisted Living Act

“The BCGEU/NUPGE calls on the provincial government to offer more substantive solutions by building additional assisted living facilities, especially in rural B.C., and ensuring that low-income seniors have access to appropriate care.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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OPSEU applies to represent part-time college support staff

“OPSEU/NUPGE wrote the book, literally, when it comes to wages and working conditions for full-time college support staff, but part-time staff at our community colleges have endured inferior wages and working conditions for too long.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Webinar on Canada’s retirement system to take place Friday, March 18

NUPGE set to deliver first in a series of five Pension Basics webinars.

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