New agreements ratified by NAPE/NUPGE members.
Monthly Archives: January 2018
“This kind of silly game playing is just counterproductive. I hope they’re taking a more serious approach to negotiations with our correctional bargaining team, which is trying hard to fix the crisis in corrections.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“The details of this attack are very troubling. How does a patient in a forensic psychiatric ward get their hands on a pair of surgical scissors?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Strike action is never the first choice, but AYSP staff have shown they will do what is necessary to reach an agreement.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Current model lets the “fox guard the hen house.”
The richest 1 per cent got 87 per cent of the increase in wealth last year. The poorest 50 per cent got nothing.
The Nova Scotia government has announced significant changes to the education system, including the dissolution of 7 elected school boards.
“The women who dedicate their lives to helping Indigenous women in need have found that they themselves are in need.” — Kareen Marshall, Chair of OPSEU’s Community Agencies Division
Last week the National Executive Board of Unifor announced that Unifor was, effective immediately, disaffiliating from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is deeply disappointed in this decision and is concerned about the impact that it will have on the labour movement, at both the activist and leadership levels.
This tax exemption for foreign companies means that they don’t pay the same taxes as Canadian businesses on what they earn in Canada — Canadians for Tax Fairness