Monthly Archives: November 2017

B.C.'s fastest-growing union launches housing affordability plan

 “The rising cost of housing is forcing many to leave their communities, while others are leaving the province altogether. We need to do something before our communities are hollowed out.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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PEI UPSE President speaks to Health PEI leadership on workplace violence

“There must be a shift from a culture of reacting to violence in the workplace, to a culture of violence prevention.” — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President

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November 25 — International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“We should be long past the days where we turn a blind eye to women and girls suffering from violence,” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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MGEU President calling for an urgent meeting with Manitoba health minister

“Cost-driven reforms are risky for patients and not the only way to find savings.”— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and her confusing and contradictory cacophony of coal communiqués

Despite her bold declaration in Germany, what Minister Catherine McKenna did not disclose to the world is that Canada continues to mine and export millions of tonnes of coal for other countries to burn, mainly but not exclusively for steelmaking plants. And this will not change.

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In Canada, the super-rich are getting richer and 77% are men — global wealth inequality reaches all-time high

“These new statistics expose the grotesque and obscene failure of the global economic system. Despite all the fancy promises from our political elites, the rich are getting richer, and income inequality is growing exponentially. And what’s equally morally unconscionable is that our federal Liberal government is doing nothing to stop it.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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OPSEU to government: disband College Employer Council

Back to work legislation would have been unnecessary and students would have been back in class faster if the College Employer Council had taken negotiations seriously.

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Tentative agreement reached with New Brunswick Community Colleges

The contract will be presented to NBU/NUPGE members working as instructors in the community college sector.

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Ontario college faculty reject contract, call on employer to get back to the table

“With cooperation from Council at the bargaining table I believe we can settle this strike in short order.” — JP Hornick, OPSEU’s Chair of faculty bargaining team

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Great solidarity at George Brown College student rally

Students gathered on November 15 to show solidarity with striking OPSEU/NUPGE college academic workers.

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