Monthly Archives: January 2017

SGEU says firing custodial workers won't fix the economy

“And now this government wants you to believe that Saskatchewan’s financial problems are the fault of custodial workers making a living wage. It’s time for Wall to take responsibility for mismanaging the surplus and his government’s poor economic decisions.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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Contracting out process unethical and demoralizing: SGEU

“Imagine, for a moment, that your employer tells you and your co-workers it’s going to ask for proposals from contractors to do your job for less money than what it costs to pay you.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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HSAA members urged to join campaign to protect pensions

“In Alberta in 2013, we proved that solidarity works. Many people from many backgrounds came together to defeat an unfair attack on workers. It’s time for us to step up to the plate and fight back this new attack,.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

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WorkSafeNB honours Moosehead Brewery for health and safety leadership

Congratulations to the NBU/NUPGE members who have contributed the work this award recognizes.

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NUPGE urges Obama to grant Peltier clemency

“The litany of historical wrongs perpetrated against the Indigenous Peoples of both of our countries is long and shameful. Leonard’s case is an example of this legacy.” – Larry Brown, President NUPGE

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Canadians for Tax Fairness send message to the Prime Minister: Keep your promise on tax loopholes

“Our work has told us that income inequality is only made worse through tax loopholes like the one for stock options. Canadians are fed up with the government line of “there’s not enough money.” They know that the wealthy and corporations are still benefiting from a tax system structured to maintain their wealth.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Canadian Union of Brewery and General workers on strike

“Our members were willing to negotiate but the employer wasn’t interested. The employer wanted everything gone. The workers couldn’t do that.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Health restructuring must not reduce existing services or disrupt patient care: SGEU

“SGEU/NUPGE is committed to working with the provincial government to ensure that the high quality services currently provided by our members aren’t disrupted during the restructuring of the health care system.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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NWAC Releases Report Card on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

“There is an opportunity to bring peace to many families who have lost loved ones, but also to address the factors that have contributed to this tragedy, such as racism, poverty, and sexism.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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Funding cuts, not the flu, to blame for hospital beds crisis: OPSEU

“You can’t cut thousands of acute care beds out of hospitals over two decades and expect the health care system to function properly.” — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division

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