Monthly Archives: April 2016

Third annual survey of women's shelters indicates the needs are high but resources low

“In fact, 76% of shelters have relied on food donations in the last six months to meet their needs. – Lise Martin, Executive Director of CNWSTH

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12948/third-annual-survey-womens-shelters-indicates-needs-are-high-resources-low

Albertans getting inaccurate picture of workplace injury

“If policy-makers are serious about meaningfully addressing the unacceptably high toll of workplace injuries, the first step is to take greater responsibility for ensuring the public understands the reality of how, where, and why workers are being injured and killed at work.” — Jason Foster and Bob Barnetson, co-authors Buried and Forgotten

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12947/albertans-getting-inaccurate-picture-workplace-injury

Ontario needs to get serious about health care in Scarborough and Durham

“The Liberals need to know that they can’t expect to get votes on empty promises.  They need to put patients first, not just say they’re going to.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12945/ontario-needs-get-serious-about-health-care-scarborough-and-durham

BCGEU is proud to endorse the Sanctuary City principles

BCGEU/NUPGE to start a pilot project integrating the Sanctuary City principles into education workshops for members who work in community social services.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12943/bcgeu-proud-endorse-sanctuary-city-principles

BCGEU members will continue to maintain highways in East Kootenays

“This announcement assures continuity of service and stability for the travelling public. Our front-line members want to work with Mainroad to ensure roads in the region are safe and maintained to the highest standards.” — Rory Smith, BCGEU Vice-President Operational Services 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12937/bcgeu-members-will-continue-maintain-highways-east-kootenays

NBU urges New Brunswick to follow Nova Scotia's lead

“I think if our government takes a long look at this proposal, they will come to the same conclusion as Nova Scotia.” —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12940/nbu-urges-new-brunswick-follow-nova-scotias-lead

OPSEU pleased to welcome CMHA employees

“Our goal remains to protect the mental health services for our communities by protecting the people who provide that service.” — Ed Arvelin, Chair of OPSEU’s Mental Health Division

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12941/opseu-pleased-welcome-cmha-employees

Day of Mourning 2016 pushes for ban on asbestos

“On April 28, we join with our sisters and brothers and neighbours and friends in mourning for those who have lost their lives through workplace-related events. Then, we once again roll up our sleeves and fight to protect the health and safety of the living.”  — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12939/day-mourning-2016-pushes-ban-asbestos

MGEU members ratify multiple agreements

MGEU/NUPGE members negotiated improvements to wages, benefits and job security.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12938/mgeu-members-ratify-multiple-agreements

Nova Scotia Labour Federation questions private delivery of any health services

“I can’t believe that after the recent million dollar decision of the McNeil government not to privatize the motor vehicles, land and joint stock registries that [it] would even consider allowing the private sector anywhere near our health care system,” says Danny Cavanagh, NSFL President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12933/nova-scotia-labour-federation-questions-private-delivery-any-health-services