Monthly Archives: July 2016

Work is changing. Workplace standards need to change too, says CLC

“Now that this report is out, we encourage the government to accept the challenges that this report presents and act on them in a bold and ambitious way.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President

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Newfoundland and Labrador government to privatize production and distribution of licenses and ID cards

“If this government thinks they can slide this attempt at privatization through the back door quickly and easily, I can assure them that they are sadly mistaken.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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OPSEU video reveals security equipment challenges at Waypoint

“These workers are telling their stories because they fear someone is going to get killed at work. How much more blood needs to be spilled before they are heard?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Newfoundland and Labrador government paid $40,000 to law firm for less than one month's work

“To put this in perspective, the amount of money spent on crisis communications advice and legal support for public sector negotiations thus far could have been used to fully restore the X-ray services at the hospital in Bonavista.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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Home care funding not going where it’s needed: OPSEU

“We have no way of knowing exactly how much money makes it to patient care. How can we ensure improved service provision if we can’t even answer that question?” — Lucy Morton, OPSEU Chair, Community Health Care Professionals Division

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SAMS a ‘health and safety disaster’: report

The Ontario government’s introduction of the Social Asisstance Managmenet System has created a serious health crisis among workers, report shows.

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First responder suicide awareness conference

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta encourages its members to attend this conference.       

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Riot marks increasing violence at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre in B.C.

The BCGEU/NUPGE calls on the Representative for Children and Youth to conduct an independent review of the conditions and circumstances that led to a riot like this occurring.

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Supreme Court ruling protects non-union workers from unjust dismissal

“As much as employers want to stretch the rules to justify their decisions, the SCC just said no. That’s a major victory for non-union workers.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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MGEU members at Macdonald Youth Services to begin strike action

“We are calling on the government to honour the financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13050/mgeu-members-macdonald-youth-services-begin-strike-action