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Ontario college vote a historic milestone for precarious workers

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“These votes could be counted tomorrow, if Kathleen Wynne says so. After more than 7 years, and 2 organizing drives, these workers have waited long enough.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13029/ontario-college-vote-historic-milestone-precarious-workers

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Corrections violence now in WCB hands says BCGEU

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Vancouver (30 June 2016) — On June 27,  representatives of the B.C. Government and General Employees Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) met with senior WorkSafeBC officials to discuss the dramatic increase in violence inside all 9 provincial jails. BCGEU/NUPGE pushes for action on increased violence in jails Representing BCGEU/NUPGE was Dean Purdy, BCGEU Vice-President & Chair of Component 1, Brian Campbell, Component 2nd Vice-Chair, Brandon Cox, […]

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OPSEU tells provincial government it is time to reinvest in Ontario's colleges

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A submission from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union provides a recipe for a revitalized college system that can continue to serve a vital role in supporting and strengthening Ontario’s transition to a knowledge-based economy. Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13024/opseu-tells-provincial-government-it-time-reinvest-ontarios-colleges

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NUPGE adopts strategy to stop privatizers

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Delegates to the 2016 NUPGE Convention overwhelmingly agreed to undertake NUPGE’s twin-track strategy to fight privatization. Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13023/nupge-adopts-strategy-stop-privatizers

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Neoliberalism is dying; labour must help shape what comes next

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At NUPGE’s 2016 Convention author Paul Mason told delegates that “Neoliberalism’s 35-year cycle is coming to an end, but we might also be at the end of a much longer cycle,” he said. “This new cycle might be as revolutionary as the rise of the printing press.”  Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post […]

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NUPGE will fight for community services

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Delegates to NUPGE’s 2016 Convention overwhelmingly adopted a campaign to defend and improve community services for all Canadians. Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13022/nupge-will-fight-community-services

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Union scores major Workers' Compensation win at Supreme Court of Canada

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“Beginning almost 15 years ago, these union members embarked on a campaign for compensation because they were sick. Today, they are responsible for setting an important precedent for all workers.” — Val Avery, HSABC President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13019/union-scores-major-workers-compensation-win-supreme-court-canada

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Brown, Ballermann set to lead NUPGE

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“All of you are doing work that is so important to your members and to everybody in Canada,” said Brown after his acclamation. “To be able to say that I represent you takes my breath away.” Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13018/brown-ballermann-set-lead-nupge

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CPP expansion is a good start, but labour will keep fighting for retirement security of all Canadians

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“The labour movement has stood tall on this issue, fighting for the dignified retirements of all Canadians. The agreement announced yesterday is a good start, but this campaign is far from over,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy. Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13017/cpp-expansion-good-start-labour-will-keep-fighting-retirement-security-all-canadians