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BCGEU congratulates NDP and Greens on forming government

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“We are optimistic that the alliance between the B.C. NDP and B.C. Greens will move us towards a British Columbia that lifts up all people, provides a transparent and accountable government, and protects our environment for future generations.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bcgeu-congratulates-ndp-and-greens-forming-government

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HSA BC members invited to share priorities for bargaining

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Delegates from around the province will be elected to represent their region at the December conference at the union’s regular fall regional meetings in September and October. Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/hsa-bc-members-invited-share-priorities-bargaining

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Britain's doctors link underfunding to privatization

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“The vote by British doctors linking the crisis in health care to privatization should be a wake-up call for those who believe privatization will solve the problems of underfunding.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/britains-doctors-link-underfunding-privatization

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More New Brunswick workers to receive pay equity adjustments

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The pay equity adjustments for the 3 groups will cost $8.4 million over 10 years. The pay increase at the end of the 10 years will result in hourly rates’ increases from as low as just over $2 to as high as almost $9 per hour, depending on the classifications. Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post […]

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Saskatchewan government to fire hundreds of cleaners from living-wage jobs

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“Cutting living-wage jobs isn’t good for Saskatchewan families or the economy. It does not spur growth. It is likely to result in government having to spend more to support low-wage workers through our social safety net.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/saskatchewan-government-fire-hundreds-cleaners-living-wage-jobs

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LCBO strike averted as tentative settlement reached to improve working conditions

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“I want to thank these workers for taking a stand against the negative impacts of precarious work, which is a sad fact of life for far too many workers today.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/lcbo-strike-averted-tentative-settlement-reached-improve-working-conditions

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New Brunswick says Crown corporation safest way to sell marijuana

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“Our Canadian friends on the East Coast have taken a significant step forward for public health and safety and are showing true leadership when it comes to legalizing marijuana” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President Visit NUPGE’s website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/new-brunswick-says-crown-corporation-safest-way-sell-marijuana