Monthly Archives: August 2016

U.S. Justice Department ending use of private prisons for federal inmates

“They simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and as noted in a recent report by the Department’ s Office of lnspector General, they do not maintain the same level of safety and security.” — Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General

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Ottawa's Rideauwood workers choose OPSEU

“Because when staff feel secure in their positions, they can dedicate all their energies to their jobs — in this case, coming to the aid of young people in difficulty.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU

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N.B. Community College workers sign first collective agreement

“This is a great day for our members.They have worked hard to arrive at this deal and we’re proud of this achievement.” — ” Susie Proulx-Daigle, President of the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE)

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NSGEU President calls out Amherst town councillor for racist comments

“When he said what he said he told the people in the shop I’m lesser than him. I know he’s learning right now but people who hold public office must be held accountable. He should step down from running for mayor of this town.” — Jason MacLean, President of NSGEU 

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Saskatchewan's liquor privatization creates unequal playing field

Small-town business owners in Saskatchewan discuss how the province’s liquor privatization scheme is harming local economies.

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Elections are no time to gag the public: OPSEU

“We’ll be watching to see what changes are made when this bill (reforming election finance laws) returns to the legislature in the fall. No matter how long it takes, we’ll continue to push for equal access and influence for every person in this province.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU

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MGEU reveals MYS financial documents that raise serious questions

“There seems to be money for everyone but the front-line staff. There is $7.5 million for the new MYS headquarters under construction, money for raises for senior officials at MYS, and enough to give the Premier a raise.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, President of MGEU

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TPP poses unnecessary risks to Canada’s postal services: report

New report prepared by legal experts and published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives find that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seriously undermines the future of Canada’s public post office.

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Young Canadians need more opportunities

 “Young workers are a politically-conscious group and increasingly active in their unions. Their leadership in workplaces and unions will shape the future of work and how we respond to the precarious economy.” — Hassan Yussuff, President of the CLC. 

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NSGEU President commends those fighting Nova Scotia forest fires

“I want to wish them, and all those involved, all the best in their ongoing battle to contain the fires that continue to burn and acknowledge and thank them for their professional work, dedication, and service.”— Jason MacLean, President of NSGEU 

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