Monthly Archives: December 2016

Base cannabis retailing on facts, not feelings: OPSEU President

“We support cannabis sales in the LCBO because the LCBO has the experience in dealing with a controlled substance. That’s the same reason the LCBO is Ontarians’ number one choice when it comes to retailing cannabis.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13280/base-cannabis-retailing-facts-not-feelings-opseu-president

Addiction Services for York Region opts for OPSEU

“I can confidently say that no one is better able to represent ASYR’s workers than OPSEU/NUPGE.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13284/addiction-services-york-region-opts-opseu

New themes for Why Unions Matter contest in 2017

NUPGE is still accepting entries for December or you can start working on your entry for 2017! 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13286/new-themes-why-unions-matter-contest-2017

B.C.'s Seniors Advocate report highlights serious concerns in seniors’ care

The report’s finding are “particularly alarming considering that in Canada, seniors make up the fastest-growing age demographic.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13283/bcs-seniors-advocate-report-highlights-serious-concerns-seniors%E2%80%99-care

MGEU Members at Nisichawayasihk ratify new agreement

“When it comes down to it, this is about the need for stable, predictable funding for our First Nations communities.” —Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13285/mgeu-members-nisichawayasihk-ratify-new-agreement

Canada’s unions celebrate federal asbestos ban

“While many lives have been lost by being exposed to asbestos, going forward this legislation will help protect others from suffering the same fate .” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13282/canada%E2%80%99s-unions-celebrate-federal-asbestos-ban

NSGEU civil servants reject government's final offer

“I’m proud of the members who raised their voices against this offer and who stand with the bargaining committee as we proceed to the next steps.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13281/nsgeu-civil-servants-reject-governments-final-offer

Children’s Aid workers slam Ottawa supervisors for doing struck work in Peel Region

“I can’t believe the province is allowing public dollars to be spent on hotels and travel expenses for supervisors from Ottawa to work in Peel. All of that money could go into providing better services for children and families.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13279/children%E2%80%99s-aid-workers-slam-ottawa-supervisors-doing-struck-work-peel-region

Thompson Labour Committee makes donation to striking workers at Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home

MGEU/NUPGE members are striking for equal pay. “Health care providers throughout this region who do the same jobs should be paid the same wages no matter where they live and work.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13278/thompson-labour-committee-makes-donation-striking-workers-nisichawayasihk-personal

Ontario Divisional Court victory for part-time college support workers

“This isn’t the end of the struggle, but it’s one step closer to getting these workers what they deserve.” — Marilou Martin, OPSEU’s Chair of college support workers division

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13277/ontario-divisional-court-victory-part-time-college-support-workers