Monthly Archives: November 2016

MGEU President says throne speech proposal breaks election promise, disregards constitutional rights

“Without the ability to negotiate a fair wage, it gets tougher to maintain a qualified workforce and services inevitably suffer.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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OSPEU wants you to put "Patients first!" Have your say on Bill 41!

You have until November 23 to have your input into the health reform consultation.

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HSAA members delighted to be working with new stroke ambulance

“The new stroke ambulance being deployed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) is a great example of different health care experts working together to improve the care Albertans receive.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

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BCGEU congratulates new B.C. Representative for Children and Youth

“BCGEU/NUPGE and its members are committed to the safety and well-being of children and youth in care, and we intend to work as collaboratively with the new independent representative as we always have with his office.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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New rules for union certification now in effect in Manitoba

“Forcing workers to vote on union certification after they have already indicated their decision allows the employer time to obstruct their choice through intimidation and coercion.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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‘People are waking up’ to the scourge of privatization in Ontario

Polling shows how unpopular and costly privatizing public services is, but Ontario government continues to push forward with privatization projects.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13234/%E2%80%98people-are-waking-%E2%80%99-scourge-privatization-ontario

When given facts, Ontarians want federal government to stay away from P3s

“[Ontarians] understand that there’s no reason to pay a premium to private contractors through this infrastructure bank when the government can borrow at historically low rates.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Deputy sheriff job cuts ill-informed and unjustified: SGEU

“The Ministry of Justice is making a decision that will definitely reduce security in our courts, based on the assumption that it will save some small, unknown amount of money.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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Assiniboine Community College instructor wins Apprenticeship Award of Distinction

“Lawrence instills confidence and pride in his students and draws on his experience in the field to encourage students to be their best.” — Apprenticeship Manitoba Awards

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OPSEU signs historic deal with LCBO on equal pay for equal work

“This is an historic agreement by any measure. As a result of this deal, more than 4,000 casuals will be on a pay grid that takes them to the top rate earned by full-time permanent staff.” — Denise Davis, Chair of OPSEU’s Liquor Board Employees Division

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