Monthly Archives: February 2018

Caring professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing – BCGEU

Many of the “caring professionals” who work in social services or health care are already facing significant issues when it comes to affordability in the region, including precarious working conditions, lower wages, low mileage rates for using  their own vehicles, and long commutes due to the housing crisis.

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Thousands join MGEU call to talk pensions

Thousands joined the MGEU’s 2 pension tele-meeting to talk about potential changes to pensions and ask questions. If you missed the call, recordings of both meetings are now available.

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OPSEU members in Simcoe County request no-board report

“In other words, we’re being paid a fifth less for no good reason. That’s not only unjust — it will soon be illegal.” — Mary Ellen Kelloway, OPSEU bargaining team chair

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Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU

Workers at Vancity join 700 other colleagues as members of BCGEU/NUPGE.

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NSGEU school board support staff facing the unknown

“NSGEU/NUPGE members were not consulted then and haven’t been since. I strongly urge all Liberal MLAs to talk to the Minister and their Premier…Tell them to read page 41 of their report.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

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PEI UPSE expresses concern for provincial home care

“Is the trend toward privatizing health care services in the public interest?” — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President

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B.C. throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ – BCGEU

 “If the government delivers on their commitments, we will have turned the corner on 16 years of neglect for the public services that British Columbians rely on.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Nominations open for the David Bland Memorial Award

The recpient will be announced at the HSABC’s 2018 Annual Convention being held April 26–28.

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PSI kicks off 23 days of action to STOP gender-based violence at work

Mobilising, organising and lobbying is critical to build and ensure governments’ support for an ILO Convention and a Recommendation at the ILO Conference in June 2018.

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Meet me at the Emergency Department, says NSGEU President

“Premier, I’ll clear my schedule to be there. Will you?” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

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