Monthly Archives: September 2016

Corporate Canada's dealing with a notorious tax haven

Canadians for Tax Fairness says it is estimated that Canada loses at least $7.8 billion in revenues every year because of tax dodging facilitated by tax havens.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13132/corporate-canadas-dealing-notorious-tax-haven

Toronto Mayor copying Premier's failed policies with hydro privatization

“Toronto Hydro, just like Hydro One, provides real value to the public. It meets an important need, and the profits that it generates help to pay for the public services we all rely on.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13133/toronto-mayor-copying-premiers-failed-policies-hydro-privatization

HSABC launches new ad on staff shortages

“HSABC/NUPGE will be asking members to start tracking their workload concerns as part of a coordinated effort to identify how shortages are impacting patient care and where action needs to be taken.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13131/hsabc-launches-new-ad-staff-shortages

Seniors Advocate survey on home support echoes BCGEU members' experience

“Community Health Workers have been bringing attention to many of the issues raised in the survey for some time.” —Carla Dempsey, BCGEU Vice-President of Community Health Services

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13130/seniors-advocate-survey-home-support-echoes-bcgeu-members-experience

WSIB premium cuts hurt injured workers: OPSEU

This amounts to taking money from some of the most vulnerable people in Ontario and handing it to employers.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13128/wsib-premium-cuts-hurt-injured-workers-opseu

OPSEU hails new intermittent correctional facility

“The crisis in corrections was decades in the making, and it won’t be solved overnight. But with the new RIC, the province just got a little safer.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13126/opseu-hails-new-intermittent-correctional-facility

BCGEU meets with officials to address escalating violence in Youth Corrections

The meeting was productive: the employer acknowledged that serious health and safety problems exist and that concerted, corrective action needs to be taken immediately.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13127/bcgeu-meets-officials-address-escalating-violence-youth-corrections

Total approaching $150,000 for Newfoundland and Labrador consultants

“As promised, our union will continue to file access requests on this matter so the people of the province know how much this government is spending on outside help to take on their own workers.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President.

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Layoffs announced at Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

“Laying off highly-skilled workers, hiring more expensive providers and leaving patients in the lurch just doesn’t make sense.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Government report on TPP like swiss cheese – full of holes

The release of the promised study on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) does not address most concerns about the proposed international trade agreement.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13117/government-report-tpp-swiss-cheese-%E2%80%93-full-holes