Monthly Archives: July 2017

NSGEU Returns to Conciliation in Attempt to Reach an Agreement for Civil Service

“By agreeing to these additional conciliation dates, we are leaving no stone unturned and taking every possible step to try and reach a fair collective agreement for our members.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President.

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Social Impact Bonds: Putting Profit before People

“Treating social and public health services like they’re just another option for an investment portfolio is risky for everyone.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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PEI UPSE at Pride celebrations

PEIUPSE/NUPGE members to celebrate at 2017 Pride.

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Survey says Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority workplace is unhealthy:

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) survey was modelled on the internationally recognized Copenhagen Psychological Questionnaire. It was conducted anonymously to identify psychologiacal factors in the workplace that affect stress levels and health outcomes of workers. 

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Time running out for talks at YMCA of Northeastern Ontario

“These are folks who have dedicated their lives to helping those in need find employment and get a fresh start on life. They deserve a hell of a lot better than the way their bosses are treating them.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Environmental issues follow Hydro One privatization

“As expected, privatization means that protecting the environment takes a back seat to maximizing profits.”   — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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OPSEU members at ​New Path give thumbs-up to deal

“When the employer saw that workers were determined to get a deal that respected their professionalism and dedication to their work, management came back to the table at the 11th hour. My warm congratulations to New Path workers and thanks to bargaining team members and OPSEU staff.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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MGEU puts powerful health care ad back on airwaves

“i didn’t even know all these professions existed, but these people, amazing people gave me my life back.”

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HSAA member honoured at 2017 Apex Awards

Edmonton (24 July 2017) — The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) has some inspiring members.

People who are not only role models in their jobs, but who also go above and beyond to create a better world around them. Not for the recognition, but because they care about people.

Ken Forgach, HSAA member, is just such a person. A pharmacist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, he was recently honoured for his work at the 2017 Apex Awards.

Alberta Primetime has his story.

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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announcement raises more doubt about the future of health care

“We knew that ordering regional health authorities to cut millions from their budgets would hurt patient care, and now we’re seeing the damage that it’s causing.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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