Monthly Archives: July 2016

CAMH facing charges: Assaults on nurses

“This is a symptom of a massive, systemic management problem around violence and psychological safety we see in mental health care.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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MGEU health care members to hold pickets

“Small town or big city, no matter what kind of medical services you need, where you live should not prevent you from accessing these services when you need them most.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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MGEU members at Macdonald Youth Services hold successful lunch-hour picket

More than 100 people braved the unpredictable weather to support Macdonald Youth Services workers. 

Winnipeg (18 July 2015) — Despite the unpredictable weather, more than a hundred members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU/NUPGE) and supporters turned out for the Macdonald Youth Services Crisis Stabilization information picket on July 12.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13044/mgeu-members-macdonald-youth-services-hold-successful-lunch-hour-picket

Waypoint mental health workers need security guards on wards

“Asking nurses to do double-duty as security personnel runs contrary to the philosophy that there should be a therapeutic relationship between patient and caregiver.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13041/waypoint-mental-health-workers-need-security-guards-wards

Y stands for Yes as Sudbury ‘Y’ joins OPSEU

“The newest members of the OPSEU/NUPGE family can rest assured that we’ll be working as hard for them as they do for the many people in Sudbury who reach out to them for help.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13047/y-stands-yes-sudbury-%E2%80%98y%E2%80%99-joins-opseu

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador tops list of worst privateers in Canada

The winner of the Privatization Scam of the Year was announced at the NUPGE Triennial Convention in Ottawa. 

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Only 7 full-time park rangers patrol 14 million hectares of protected areas in B.C.

Further cuts result in just a handful of rangers overseeing an area the size of Denmark, Costa Rica and Switzerland combined.

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HSABC members at West Coast Medical Imaging vote to ratify contract

The agreement provides improvements in sick leave, family illness, vacation access and uniform policy.

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Waypoint workers speak out in new video about dangers in the workplace

“We are committed to getting these stories out in the open so people can understand what’s going on inside Waypoint.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13037/waypoint-workers-speak-out-new-video-about-dangers-workplace

Trans-Pacific Partnership will hurt Canadian auto industry: study

Study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will have significant adverse impact on Canada’s automotive industry.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13038/trans-pacific-partnership-will-hurt-canadian-auto-industry-study