Monthly Archives: February 2017

Canada’s unions mourn the loss of former CLC president Bob White

“We have lost a formidable leader who truly understood the intersection of social justice and labour rights.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13352/canada%E2%80%99s-unions-mourn-loss-former-clc-president-bob-white

Sask government must honour rights under the Employment Act

“Building cleaners are the lowest-paid workers in government, and they’re being forced to pay for the Sask. Party government’s mismanagement. Now, instead of listening to us, they’re trying to dig their way out of their mess at the expense of public employees’ jobs and rights.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13350/sask-government-must-honour-rights-under-employment-act

Labour Board orders March 1 vote for hospital professionals in Thunder Bay

“At a time when hospitals are increasingly facing cuts and restructuring across Ontario, hospital professionals are highly aware of the importance of joining a union.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13349/labour-board-orders-march-1-vote-hospital-professionals-thunder-bay

B.C. government rejects call for competitive wage for sonographers

“We know that patients are waiting months for necessary diagnostic testing, and as long as they don’t get a diagnosis that leads to treatment, their physical condition will continue to deteriorate. It is a short-sighted approach to health care.” — Val Avery. HSABC President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13348/bc-government-rejects-call-competitive-wage-sonographers

Saskatchewan government's plan to cut 4,900 health care workers threatens patient safety

“This government is making ideological cuts which, in many cases, just make the issues worse. The government needs to make changes that won’t just trigger a crisis in another service area.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13347/saskatchewan-governments-plan-cut-4900-health-care-workers-threatens-patient-safety

HSAA supports AUPE members in Cold Lake

“Remember, while this is not our immediate struggle, we may need the help of our friends one day when we are in a struggle of our own. It is important to make our friends before we need them.” — Scott MacDougall, HSAA Board member – North District 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13346/hsaa-supports-aupe-members-cold-lake

President's Commentary: CETA – the game isn't over

CETA was passed with no evidence whatsoever of any benefit arising for the people of either the EU or Canada.  CETA is good because it is good, and it is good because it is good.  One can hear more sophisticated reasoning in almost any kindergarten class.

Ottawa (15 Feb. 2017) — The CETA Scorecard: Multinational Corporations 1, the People 0.  But the game isn’t nearly over.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13345/presidents-commentary-ceta-game-isnt-over

Ready for Anything: MGEU unveils Paramedic Professionals campaign

Ready for Anything―a new MGEU ad campaign―highlights the skills and the types of urgent care offered by Manitoba’s ambulance and community paramedics.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13343/ready-anything-mgeu-unveils-paramedic-professionals-campaign

Equal pay for equal work finally a reality for LCBO retail workers

“The LCBO has discriminated against workers in its largest female-dominated job classification for decades, and now that is coming to an end. It is a huge step forward for these precarious workers and their families.” — Denise Davis, Chair, OPSEU’s Liquor Board Employees Division

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13344/equal-pay-equal-work-finally-reality-lcbo-retail-workers

New Brunswick budget light on details

Fredericton (14 Feb. 2017) — The budget tabled by the provincial government in February did not address important topics relevant to the members, says the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE). These key issues iinclude details regarding the extra-mural program, support for workers and consultation with labour on a variety of issues.

“We were hoping to hear some definitive plans, but unfortunately we’re left with more questions than answers,” said Susie Proulx-Daigle, President of the NBU/NUPGE.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13342/new-brunswick-budget-light-details