Monthly Archives: September 2017

River Rock Casino workers negotiate strong first collective agreement after year of bargaining

“Today’s result is another example of the important role unions play in fighting for workers’ rights in today’s economy and family-supporting jobs.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Thomas to Liberals: pass bill to expand PTSD protection now

The chilling testimony we’ve already heard is all that’s needed to justify extended protection. This is a win-win scenario for the government and for workers. It’s the right thing to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Canadians for Tax Fairness goes after myths around private corporation tax loopholes

“The data is clear: it’s a small group of high-income earners — mainly the super-rich  — benefiting from these loopholes, and they’ll be the group most affected by closing them” — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness

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National Union Scholarship winners for 2017

“Once again we were inspired by the young people who entered. Their essay entries were wide ranging and, in some cases, quite poignant and filled with insight. We hope that our financial assistance will go some way to helping the young persons selected achieve their dreams.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President 

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Peace officers participation in annual memorial continues to grow

“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I am deeply honoured to pay tribute to the brave police and peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while keeping our communities safe. They will not be forgotten. Today we remember them, we honour them and we show our deepest respect and gratitude to them.”— The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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Civil society makes statement on latest violence against the Rohingya population in Myanmar

This latest violence follows attacks in October 2016, when the military attacked dozens of villages, killing an untold number and displacing more than 80,000 people. Now hundreds of thousands more have been displaced. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that since August 25, 2017, about 410,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in their native Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh.

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OPSEU endorses call for National Indigenous Day stat holiday

“A statutory holiday recognizing our Indigenous Peoples would be a fitting tribute as we work toward reconciliation.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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HSAA member appointed to Northern Alberta Development Council

“We’re delighted and proud that Sheri will be serving on this committee. She will be a strong voice for her community.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

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Peace Officers asking for help to make memorial a reality

“This memorial will be a place where families can remember their loved ones and where the public can thank them for their public service. ” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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More care workers needed to help B.C. seniors feel at home

“We look forward to meeting with the government to make sure that the significant investment negotiated with Ottawa by the previous government will go into addressing these issues.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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