Monthly Archives: October 2016

MGEU President requests emergency meeting with Premier

“We need assurance from the province that bargaining will be fair and not dictated before it even begins.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13204/mgeu-president-requests-emergency-meeting-premier

National Union urges support for motion to end discrimination against First Nations children

“Canada must act to address the historical wrongs that have been perpetrated against Indigenous people. Furthermore, we must act to stop the continued discrimination that exists.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13202/national-union-urges-support-motion-end-discrimination-against-first-nations-children

Wine in grocery stores ramps up privatization of the LCBO: OPSEU

“This move means less money for the government to pay for public services. It means reduced social responsibility when it comes to the sale of alcohol. And with the increased availability of alcohol, it means higher health and social costs.” — Denise Davis, OPSEU Chair, Liquor Board Division

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13201/wine-grocery-stores-ramps-privatization-lcbo-opseu

All out for education on November 2!

“Obstacles don’t end on campus. It is more difficult to find good paying, steady jobs to keep up with these rising costs and with their rising debt. The federal government has an obligation to ensure our students have a solid future. It needs to take action now.”  — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13200/all-out-education-november-2

SGEU welcomes changes to help workers with psychological injuries

“It is noteworthy that the proposed changes will recognize a range of psychological illnesses and injuries that we hope will ensure that all those who need help are able to get it.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13197/sgeu-welcomes-changes-help-workers-psychological-injuries

Leaked documents show Samsung's distain for workers

“As a global labour movement, we must join together and confront abuses. We must let these vulnerable workers know that we have their backs.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President           Sign the petition!

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13199/leaked-documents-show-samsungs-distain-workers

Aboriginal social workers in the Fraser Valley join BCGEU

“Improving workload through collective bargaining will allow these workers to better support their communities and ensure that no one slips through the cracks.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13196/aboriginal-social-workers-fraser-valley-join-bcgeu

Workers face escalating violence at CAMH: OPSEU

“When will management at CAMH come to their senses and acknowledge that assaults and violence are escalating and that they have put ineffective measures in place to prevent more workers from becoming seriously injured?” – Nancy Pridham, President of OPSEU Local 500

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13195/workers-face-escalating-violence-camh-opseu

Federal Liberals taking the wrong lessons from provincial cash-for-access scandals

“That’s like putting one fox in charge of keeping the other foxes out of the chicken coop,” said Thomas. “These folks just can’t help themselves. They still believe that, as Liberals, they’re ‘entitled to their ‘entitlements’.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13191/federal-liberals-taking-wrong-lessons-provincial-cash-access-scandals

Federal advisory council recommends widespread privatization

As the federal government considers privatizing 8 Canadian airports, NUPGE President says, “If you’re afraid to even use the word privatization, how on earth can you even pretend it’s good public policy?” 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13193/federal-advisory-council-recommends-widespread-privatization