Monthly Archives: October 2016

Announcing the National Union Scholarship winners for 2016

“The contributions of these young people were so well written and filled with such insight that we hope this financial assistance will go some way to helping them achieve their dreams.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13192/announcing-national-union-scholarship-winners-2016

Disruption avoided as OPSEU members ratify deal with Town of Midland

“This time, outside workers were bending over backwards to get a deal,” said Thomas. “And while councillors are the only part-time town workers with benefits, they tried to rob full-time workers of their drug and dental benefits.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13190/disruption-avoided-opseu-members-ratify-deal-town-midland

Backtracking on electoral reform makes another Harper-style government possible

“It’s unfortunate, now that the Liberals have their own artificial majority with only 39.5 per cent of the vote, they seem to be backtracking on their commitment to electoral reform.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13189/backtracking-electoral-reform-makes-another-harper-style-government-possible

CETA talks end in failure – a victory for democracy

“This isn’t the first trade agreement, nor will it be the last, but we’ve stood fast in our opposition to a deal that would compromise our public services, workers’ rights, our environment, and ultimately, our democracy.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13188/ceta-talks-end-failure-%E2%80%93-victory-democracy

Addiction Canada failures show everyone loses when public services underfunded

The labour ministries in Ontario and Alberta have received a total of 155 complaints from workers owed money by Addiction Canada, or its predecessor company, Vita Novus. Workers in Ontario are owed $516,821, while workers in Alberta are owed $75,873.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13186/addiction-canada-failures-show-everyone-loses-when-public-services-underfunded

Oxfam report says women still getting shortchanged

“This kind of wage discrimination is not an accident, it is firmly rooted in society. The only way we can stop the growing income inequality is to ensure that women’s work is fairly paid, equal and valued.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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Syrian refugee family cleared for arrival in Calgary

Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) helps family start a new life in Canada. 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13184/syrian-refugee-family-cleared-arrival-calgary

National Union supports Walloon government’s rejection of CETA

“The negotiators cannot ignore and devalue the reasonable and legitimate criticisms that have been continually raised by citizens throughout Canada and Europe.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Ontario government’s costly merger plan threatens area hospitals

“Given that the province has not agreed to cover these costs, there is only one place this money can come from: massive cuts to the front-line staff that provide hands-on patient care.” — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13180/ontario-government%E2%80%99s-costly-merger-plan-threatens-area-hospitals

MGEU members at Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home vote in favour of strike action

“Currently the PCH workers in Nelson House are making significantly less than PCH workers in the rest of Manitoba, including in Thompson, only 100 km away. These are dedicated workers that care for the elders in the community and deserve to be treated fairly.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13178/mgeu-members-nisichawayasihk-personal-care-home-vote-favour-strike-action