Monthly Archives: January 2017

OPSEU says Basic Income Pilot must not delay action on poverty

“The only way a Basic Income can ever work in Ontario is if government realizes that it has to move money from the haves to the have-nots.” .” – Smokey Thomas, OPSEU President

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Health and safety report confirms Deputy Sheriff job cuts unsafe: SGEU

“Time and time again, the contracting out of services has proven to cost more – both in money and in terms of safety.” – Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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MGEU President concerned about sudden home care name change

For a government focused on fiscal responsibility, spending money on a name change doesn’t make a lot of sense. “There’s a cost to this. The memo said this name change will be a huge task, replacing name tags, business cards, you name it. Why do it if it’s not significant?” – Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Workers at Associated Youth Services of Peel say ‘yes’ to OPSEU

 “Social services are ground zero for Liberal cuts and privatization in this province, so it’s more necessary than ever that workers come together, because together, they really can fight and win.” – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

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Snow-Washing! Canada is the New Tax Haven

“Why does anyone need an anonymous company, except to do something sketchy?” says Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness.

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Keep Hospitals and Health Care Public: NSGEU

“This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizing our registries before realizing it was a bad idea. A previous Liberal government wasted millions privatizing our schools.” — NSGEU acting President Sandra Mullen

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Brewery workers take on Molson Coors; Show your support!

“Striking workers at Molson Coors need to hear how much you support them in standing up to this global giant. They need to see who supports them even when we’re not on the picket line.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

You can send your message of support to Component325@nupge.ca.

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Two Canadian billionaires have as much as the poorest 11 million Canadians

“When the combined assets of the poorest 11 million Canadians the wealth of the two richest Canadian billionaires, it’s glaringly obvious income inequality is a problem in Canada” —  Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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BCGEU issues 72-hour strike notice at Justice Institute Store

The strike notice was issued after an impasse was reached in bargaining, and the employer chose to walk away from the bargaining table rather than engage in further negotiations.

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PEIUPSE members encouraged to take workplace violence survey

The survey is currently open until January 27, 2017. The survey can be found here

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