Monthly Archives: November 2016

Manitoba government announces plans for self-regulation of paramedics

“This will improve patient care and provide consistency, transparency, and accountability in the delivery of emergency medical care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13253/manitoba-government-announces-plans-self-regulation-paramedics

Reversal on school closures a big win for communities: OPSEU

“Whether northern Ontarians are fighting school and hospital closings, high electricity rates, or to keep Hydro One in public hands, you can always count on these folks to fight the good fight for the public good.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13252/reversal-school-closures-big-win-communities-opseu

MGEU members at Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home on strike

“Health care aides in Thompson, and throughout the province, make $4 more per hour than these members, but they all have the same level of training. How does that make sense?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Winnipeg (29 Nov. 2016) — About 30 members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home (PCH)  in Nelson House are now on strike. The strike began after the employer failed to meet the request of the bargaining committee.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13251/mgeu-members-nisichawayasihk-personal-care-home-strike

Transparency, global standards key to tax dodge fight

Weak international response to tackling tax havens costs Canada $8 billion a year in lost tax revenue. But Howlett  says the failure of international cooperation in tax matters costs developing countries $70–120 billion per year.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13250/transparency-global-standards-key-tax-dodge-fight

NUPGE's New forms of Privatization updated

Download the updated version of the publication, New Forms of Privatization.

“The findings of auditors general in 5 provinces suggest reports claiming P3 privatization schemes save money cannot be trusted.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13244/nupges-new-forms-privatization-updated

Increase measures to protect women, says NUPGE on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“Continued pressure for funding by Canadian Network of Shelters and Transition Houses (NWSTH) and labour unions has seen results. We must keep this momentum going into the future.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13247/increase-measures-protect-women-says-nupge-international-day-elimination-violence

Scarborough/Durham mega hospital mergers still missing the money: OPSEU

“No patient should have to suffer the consequences of this merger by losing services in their community.” — 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/13248/scarboroughdurham-mega-hospital-mergers-still-missing-money-opseu

Department of Justice should improve courtroom safety, not make it worse: NSGEU

“By not filling these vacant positions, it leaves our current members working short [staffed] and puts them at an increased risk of violence in the workplace.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13246/department-justice-should-improve-courtroom-safety-not-make-it-worse-nsgeu

Updated NUPGE report shows flaws in Social Impact Bonds

“The privatization industry want us to believe Social Impact Bonds are ‘free money.’  This report shows that, in reality, Social Impact Bonds increase the costs of public services.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Shortages of health professionals hurting patient care and those who deliver it: HSABC

“The same survey showed that 62 per cent of members work up to 4 hours of unpaid overtime in a week, and 76 per cent of members are concerned that workload is negatively impacting patients.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13245/shortages-health-professionals-hurting-patient-care-and-those-who-deliver-it-hsabc