To put it in perspective, the first significant wildfire event this year occurred some 3 weeks earlier than in 2015 and Environment Canada is forecasting an 80 to 90 per cent chance that B.C. will be hotter than average through June.
The third in a series of five NUPGE Pension Basics webinars will explore the basics of pension investment, investment risks and opportunities and the role of trustees in setting investment policies.
“The key is a comprehensive strategy that supports workers, their families and communities as partners in change, not victims of change. With a just transition strategy in place, the possibilities are rich and the vision of greener communities in a low-carbon economy is bright.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
After 67 years, the federal government has run out of excuses. It can no longer justify its refusal to ratify ILO Convention No. 98, since the right to organize and bargain collectively is now recognized as a constitutional right in Canada.
“The issues we raised don’t just affect the working conditions of our members, they also have a serious impact on our justice system.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“In the last two years, courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, have ruled that collective bargaining rights deserve constitutional protection because they enhance Charter values of democracy, dignity and equality.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
NBU/NUPGE members help make New Brunswick work whether it’s in hospitals, on highways, in forests and on the waterways, or at Service New Brunswick locations and numerous other government buildings.
“If [the] government insists on making any changes to this benefit, it would ultimately have to be dealt with through the collective bargaining process.” — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President
Cancer cluster is found at a hospital in B.C.; unions fight at the highest level to show causation.
“Violence is not a condition of employment that anyone agrees to accept when taking a job,” he said. We will continue to support Local 329, and all workers in dangerous workplaces, in every way we can.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President