Monthly Archives: April 2017

Investigation delays deepen crisis in corrections in Ontario

“Suspending scores of officers for indeterminate periods of time is not solving the crisis in corrections, it’s making it worse.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Manitoba budget doesn't deliver for frontline workers as promised

“For a government elected to improve public services, we didn’t see that backed up in this budget.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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B.C. decision to siphon WCB surplus a short-sighted strategy that could endanger workers

“If there is a surplus in this fund, it should be used for prevention programs, training, and stronger and more regular enforcement.” — Stephanie Smith, President BCGEU 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13442/bc-decision-siphon-wcb-surplus-short-sighted-strategy-could-endanger-workers

B.C. labour agreement provides up to 15 years of job security for highway sector workers

“Maintaining successorship ensures that well-trained, experienced workers will continue to keep the traveling public safe throughout the province.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13439/bc-labour-agreement-provides-15-years-job-security-highway-sector-workers

Striking workers to set the record straight

“It’s employers like this one who help maintain the massive gender wage gap in Ontario.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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MGEU members help fight back spring flood risk

“It takes hundreds of people doing everything from filling sandbags and thawing frozen culverts to coordinating provincial departments and working with local officials to shore up dikes.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13437/mgeu-members-help-fight-back-spring-flood-risk

CIBC claims unlimited rent increases good for tenants

“For tenants, the attack by a CIBC official shows rent control works and needs to be expanded.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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New Brunswick Premier's comments concern NBU

“Government officials need to listen to the warnings of employees. It appears this did not happen and we can see the results.” — New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE)

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Seniors shortchanged by B.C. home and residential care policies

The provincial government created, “a model in which public funding subsidizes the real estate acquisitions of private investors while allowing these operators to erode wages and working conditions through contracting out and contract-flipping.” — CCPA study

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NSGEU members Sock It to Poverty, again!

Uniosn do much more than help their members. Unions help people in their communities every day, and especially with projects like Sock it to Poverty.

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