Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tell the B.C. government, Seniors deserve better!

“Our members have been saying for years that cuts in funding have forced them to do the same work in less time. They are now expected to care for more patients than ever before, in the same work day.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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MGEU makes budget recommendations to government

“Manitobans have clearly indicated that they want public services to remain public and this is what the government committed to do.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Unions Matter contest for December focuses on women's rights

“Let’s round out 2016 with some amazing contributions! We look forward to seeing yours soon.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Decision to grandfather pension plans for new MHAs insulting

“Our members have made sacrifices. Clearly, the MHAs, despite all their bluster and doublespeak on MHA pension reform during the election, aren’t willing to do the same.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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You can’t have your say about our democracy

“Canadians understand the need for a fairer election system. What they can’t understand is why the federal government is trying to use its survey to manipulate public opinion.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Will Trudeau ignore health care at First Ministers meeting?

“Our members remember what happened when heatlh care funding was cut in 1995 during a previous Liberal reign. In many ways, we are still recovering from it. Now would be a good time for the Prime Minister, as well as the Premiers, to listen to the voices of front-line health care professionals.” —  Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

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NAPE launches ‘Be Proud. Buy Local’ campaign

“From small mom and pop shops to national companies that produce goods and services here in the province, buying local is good for our economy.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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BCGEU welcomes BC Parks investment

“We will urge her [the Premier] to increase the number of full-time park ranger field staff and lengthen the work season for seasonal rangers, to at least match 2001 funding levels.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Privatization fails Ontario – again: Auditor General

Lysyk noted that, in the last 5 years, 2 of the province’s 4 psychiatric hospitals have slipped beneath 70 per cent full-time staffing — the minimum recommended to achieve the best results.

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NSGEU stands with teachers as Liberals lock children out of schools

“First, the Premier of this province made a mess out of our health care system, and now, he’s moved on to meddle with our public education system and is locking kids out of their own schools.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

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