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

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13061/work-changing-workplace-standards-need-change-too-says-clc

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

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13059/newfoundland-and-labrador-government-privatize-production-and-distribution-licenses

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OPSEU video reveals security equipment challenges at Waypoint

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13058/opseu-video-reveals-security-equipment-challenges-waypoint

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

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13056/newfoundland-and-labrador-government-paid-40000-law-firm-less-one-months-work

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

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“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 Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13057/home-care-funding-not-going-where-it%E2%80%99s-needed-opseu

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SAMS a ‘health and safety disaster’: report

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The Ontario government’s introduction of the Social Asisstance Managmenet System has created a serious health crisis among workers, report shows. Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13054/sams-%E2%80%98health-and-safety-disaster%E2%80%99-report

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MGEU members at Macdonald Youth Services to begin strike action

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“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