Monthly Archives: September 2017

NBU says privatization of Extra-Mural Program riddled with questions

“The Extra-Mural Program, as it stands now, is a crown jewel of health care. We can’t understand why the government would try and fix something that’s not broken.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

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HSAA and energy experts provide facts, not fake news, on Alberta's climate change plan

“Battling climate change will not only create thousands of good jobs for Albertans, it will also improve our communities. For these reasons, climate change is a core issue for HSAA/NUPGE.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

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Closing private corporation tax loophole a small step forward

“While NUPGE supports closing the private corporation tax loophole, we can’t afford to lose sight of the fact that closing one loophole is not enough to make our tax system fair.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Unions warn Trudeau: No compromise on enforceable labour rights in NAFTA

“A bad agreement with good labour rights is still a bad agreement.”  — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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NUPGE encourages Sanders to include pharmacare in health care strategy

“I am very pleased to send this letter of support, and please know that we stand with you in your struggle to help the millions of U.S. citizens who do not have access to health care.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Support and healing are central to Sisters in Spirit Vigils – October 4

Vigils are held annually on October 4 as a way to offer support to families who have lost loved ones and create opportunities for healing. To date, 103 vigils across Canada have been registered for this year’s vigil. 

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Layoffs at Chatham-Kent Children’s Services a miscarriage of justice: OPSEU

“The employer is replacing highly skilled, highly experienced, and highly invested staff — experts in the field who know their clients and the community. This will inevitably have an adverse impact on the children and parents we serve.” — Candice Copeland, Vice-President of OPSEU’s Local 148

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Show your support for the fight to repeal Nova Scotia's Bill 148

Bring your friends, family and co-workers to the Repeal Bill 148 rally on September 21. Show your support for workers’ rights.

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In midst of health restructuring in Manitoba, all frontline staff should be treated equally and fairly

“The Minister has indicated his office will be in touch with me to set up a meeting. I’m still waiting for that phone call.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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The North needs better services: postal union

“Our public postal service is already a lifeline for many living in the North. With a little innovation, it could become a major driver of social and economic development in northern communities.” — Mike Paleck, CUPW President

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