Monthly Archives: November 2017

Alberta Finance Minister comments under fire from HSAA

“The Finance Minister pledged to both protect frontline services and impose a hiring freeze. These 2 actions are incompatible.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

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McNeil must take ownership for the health care crisis he helped create

“Nova Scotia’s Auditor General did his job. Now it’s time for Stephen McNeil to do his and take action to fix the current crisis in health care.” — Kim Jenkins, second Vice-President NSGEU/NUPGE

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NUPGE kicks off second pension webinar series

“These webinars are intended to give pension activists, advisory committee members, union officers, and trustees the tools they need to secure and protect decent pensions for our members” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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Manitoba Personal Care Homes newest victim of government cuts

The MGEU/NUPGE has spoken out about cuts that are driven by the bottom line instead of patient care. The union will continue to urge the Premier and Minister of Health to reverse health care cuts that are putting patient care in jeopardy. 

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New bill allows for private for-profit hospitals and more private clinics in Ontario

“Leaving things like the quality of care, safety, monitoring and enforcement to the whims of cabinet places politics ahead of our health care. It’s no way to ensure the system will be available to all who need it.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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OPSEU to file Charter challenge over college back-to-work law

Thomas said it was “ironic, but not funny” that the government had passed Bill 148, which improves certain labour standards, “just a few days after it had walked all over the Charter rights of more than 12,000 workers.”

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National Union urges federal government to defend net neutrality

“The government of Canada needs to take a stand in defense of the majority of internet users to maintain equal access to internet sites and services, and to support our new and developing industries by opposing the implementation of two-tiered access to internet services. In an interconnected world, allowing large companies to control internet access for the many is unacceptable.” Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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NDP private member's bill shows pension plans can be protected

“When a company in financial difficulties is giving $1.4 billion to shareholders and handing executives millions of dollars in bonuses, it’s ridiculous to claim that legislation to protect pensions will affect the ability of the company to survive. What legislation to give pension plans priority in bankruptcy proceedings will do is protect workers and retirees from greed and incompetence.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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National Housing Strategy targets the specific needs of women and girls

“Lack of availability of safe and affordable housing is a major barrier for women fleeing violence.” — Lise Martin, Executive Director of Women’s Shelters Canada

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Passage of Bill 148 shows workers’ power is growing, says OPSEU President

“When working people . . . say what they need, they have the power to get it. Bill 148 is a significant step forward for workers’ rights, and I think every union, community group, and individual who helped make it happen should take a bow.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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