Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sisters in Spirit Vigils honour murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls

There will be at least 86 Sisters in Spirit Vigils taking place across Canada. 

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MGEU members at Red River College prepare for restructuring vote

All members of Local 73 are encouraged to review the question & answer sheet, attend an information session, and discuss the vote with their co-workers and their elected leadership in order to make an informed decision before casting a ballot.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13145/mgeu-members-red-river-college-prepare-restructuring-vote

“We Own It!” kicks off with intensive training

“She lost her first job because of privatization.” — OPSEU member 

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HSABC members ready to make a difference

Activists train to be part of the next provincial election. 

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BCGEU negotiates improved benefits for auxiliary workers in BC Wildfire Service

“By its very nature, fighting forest fires is seasonal work. That should not mean the men and women who work so hard to protect our province should be denied benefits.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13140/bcgeu-negotiates-improved-benefits-auxiliary-workers-bc-wildfire-service

OPSEU calls on Minister to let public see deal between McDonald’s and colleges

“In deals like this, we are trading away the skills students need to succeed in the new economy for the tactics to function within a specific company.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13139/opseu-calls-minister-let-public-see-deal-between-mcdonald%E2%80%99s-and-colleges

MGEU members at Diagnostic Services Manitoba ratify agreement

Management and staff will look at ways to address recruitment and retention issues.

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Quiet changes to liquor privatization plan will hurt even more Saskatchewan towns

“This stealthy change to the government’s privatization plan means that even more small towns stand to lose good, local jobs, hurting families and communities.” — Donna Christianson, Chair of SGEU’s Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) 

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Restoration of public ownership a growing trend

“While it’s good to see privatization mistakes being reversed, it would be better if we avoided the mistakes in the first place.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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National Union members join annual memorial on Parliament Hill

“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I am honoured to pay tribute to the police and peace officers who dedicated their lives to helping keep our communities safe and who in turn paid the ultimate price for their dedication.”— The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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