Monthly Archives: October 2017

NUPGE shines at PSI World Congress

‘”Our involvement at the international level is an important part of our labour leadership and activism.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Report affirms need for B.C. government to increase supports to children and youth in care for better education outcomes: BCGEU

“Social workers in the BCGEU/NUPGE, who have long advocated for similar changes, stand behind the Representative’s positions on these vital issues.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/report-affirms-need-bc-government-increase-supports-children-and-youth-care-better-education

PEI UPSE welcomes city of Charlottetown employees

“We look forward to working with our new members and the city of Charlottetown to foster a safe, productive and just workplace culture.” — Karen Jackson, PEIUPSE President

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NAPE heads back to bargaining with the town of Paradise

“This is a positive development and one that we hope will lead to a resolution that will be acceptable to our locked out members.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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LifeLabs brings new blood to OPSEU

This group of LifeLabs professionals is the first in Ontario to be unionized.

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HSABC sponsors workplace psychological health and safety workshop

To register for this workshop, HSABC/NUPGE members can visit http://events.hsabc.org/.

Vancouver (26 Oct. 2017) — Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) is offering a workshop for its members who are required to implement the CSA Standard on Psychosocially Healthy and Safe Workplaces, or for members whose workplaces have become a risk to the mental health of the workers. 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/hsabc-sponsors-workplace-psychological-health-and-safety-workshop

We Own It townhall meeting tells concerned citizens privatization is ‘a fight we can win’

“Right now, we’re losing millions upon millions of dollars to privatization,” she said. “If we invested that money instead in our health care, our schools, and our social services, imagine the kind of community we could have.” — Sara Labelle, OPSEU Region 3 Vice-President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/we-own-it-townhall-meeting-tells-concerned-citizens-privatization-%E2%80%98-fight-we-can-win%E2%80%99

NUPGE report looks at legal battle to protect universal health care

“When two-tier health care has been permitted, the choice is expensive treatment in private for-profit clinics that most Canadians can’t afford or longer waiting times in the public system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nupge-report-looks-legal-battle-protect-universal-health-care

October 25 marks the 17th anniversary of Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining with communities and organizations across Ontario in recognizing the valuable contributions made by child care workers and early childhood educators (ECEs) in building strong and supported children, families and communities.

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Public sector unions in Manitoba take next step against unconstitutional labour law

“From the very beginning, our partnership has been united against this unfair, unconstitutional bill — a bill that undermines the collective bargaining rights of thousands of working Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/public-sector-unions-manitoba-take-next-step-against-unconstitutional-labour-law