Monthly Archives: June 2016

NUPGE celebrates 40 years

All those attending the NUPGE Convention should fill out their personal information form on the Convention website at http://2016.nupge.ca .

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I'm leaving the NUPGE presidency, but I'll never leave the labour movement

“I’m not stepping out of the fight for fairness, only stepping into a different role in that struggle.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

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Ontario Labour Board releases schedule for college part-timers’ vote

“To every part-time support staff worker in every college, I say, ‘It’s taken half a century to make this vote happen. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.’” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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'Relationship between unions and Indigenous Canadians is mutually beneficial'

Unions Matter contest winner understands that just as unions can help indigenous members, indigenous members can help their unions.

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OPSEU welcomes William Osler workers

“All around them, they saw evidence of the privatization of diagnostic services. With all the uncertainties in health funding, they needed and wanted a union that was a strong and proven advocate for excellent health care services.” — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division

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Young Members Committee receives award for Polar Plunge

“On behalf of our committee, I am very pleased to present you with this award and thank you for all of your efforts and money raised.” — James Couvier, MGEU member and Chair of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

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Pushback puts ServiceOntario closures on hold

“They stood up to the government and said, ‘This is our public asset. We own it! It’s not yours to remove, sell or privatize.’” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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NBU member elected mayor of Dalhousie

Halifax (09 June 2016) — For the past 18 years, Normand Pelletier had a lingering thought on his mind.

NBU/NUPGE member returns to municipal politics and wins

After serving the town of Dalhousie as a councillor from 1995-98, he kept an eye on politics knowing one day he would throw his hat back in the ring.

In a recent municipal election, Pelletier was elected mayor of Dalhousie defeating incumbent Clem Tremblay in a spirited race. His reason for returning to municipal politics was simple and straight forward.

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NAPE reaches tentative agreement with Browning Harvey Ltd. (Pepsi) 

“Our members at Browning Harvey create top quality products that are manufactured right here in Newfoundland and Labrador and enjoyed by thousands across the province.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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We Care Home Health Services employees vote to join BCGEU

“We are overjoyed that We Care employees have voted to join our union for a real voice at work. — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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