Monthly Archives: August 2017

HSAA calls for immediate action on first-responder mental health injuries

“This study shows that paramedics and dispatchers are almost 5 times as likely to suffer a mental health injury as members of the general population.” — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice President

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Survey says? Manitobans don’t support government’s health care cuts!

A recent Probe Research poll commissioned by MGEU/NUPGE reveals that an overwhelming majority of Manitobans —86 percent — say the government should release the KPMG report that has guided many of their health care reforms.

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Ontario college support staff ratify contract extension

“Right now, our contracting out language saves people, but this new language is a step forward because it gives us an opportunity to save the work and save the jobs. That’s not only good for current staff, but for the next generation of workers as well.” — Janice Hagan, chair of OPSEU’s College Support Division 

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Workers striking against contracting out at Winnipeg Airport

Workers are concerned about the risk of contracting out for both the public and the airport.

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Moral responsibility starts with fair taxation

“One of the biggest differences we make in the lives of others is when we pay our taxes. It is our taxes that pay for the public services our communities depend on to survive. A corporation that is dodging taxes cannot claim to be morally responsible” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

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Thomas to corrections minister: get on with full institutional searches now

“Until those searches are carried out, correctional officers and inmates are going to be at risk from weapons like ceramic knives. If a full institutional search had taken place, the injuries that the officer suffered at Central East could have been avoided.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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OPSEU members at Central West info picket draw strong response; strike deadline set

“Ten cents an hour is akin to leaving a one cent tip at the end of a restaurant meal. It’s shameful.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Stephen McNeil misleads on Bill 148

“I ask all MLAs to hold the Premier accountable and do what he promised to do — send the entire Bill 148 to the court. That would provide the clarity we all deserve.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

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Royal Ottawa fine a 'slap on the wrist': OPSEU

The fact that the province won’t commit to mandatory minimum requirements is problematic and dangerous,” said Thomas. “In the meantime, employers know that they’ll only get a slap on the wrist.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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NUPGE members graduate from Leadership Development School

“I am so impressed by the participants at the School this year. They engaged honestly and directly with passion and compassion. The future of NUPGE is in good hands with these leaders.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

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