Monthly Archives: January 2018

NAPE members in 15 public sector bargaining units vote to accept agreements

New agreements ratified by NAPE/NUPGE members.

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Government out of touch on corrections crisis: OPSEU

 “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

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MGEU troubled by use of surgical scissors in assault; call for full investigation

“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

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Associated Youth Services of Peel workers give union strike mandate

“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

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BCGEU delivers submission to government review of professional reliance

Current model lets the “fox guard the hen house.” 

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Oxfam report shows income inequality continuing to grow

The richest 1 per cent got 87 per cent of the increase in wealth last year. The poorest 50 per cent got nothing.

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Nova Scotia Education Minister's announcement leaves more questions than answers

The Nova Scotia government has announced significant changes to the education system, including the dissolution of 7 elected school boards.

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OPSEU welcomes workers from Native Women’s Resource Centre

“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

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National Union statement on Unifor and the Canadian Labour Congress

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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.

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Stop unfair competition from foreign digital companies

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

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