Monthly Archives: March 2018

Changes needed for school psychologists in New Brunswick

NBU/NUPGE has brought this issue forward to the government on numerous occasions. It’s not difficult to understand, if people are drastically overworked and underpaid, attracting and retaining skilled professionals will be difficult.

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Ontario Budget an ‘opportunity missed’: OPSEU President Thomas

“It’s important for all Ontarians to remember these promises and hold all politicians accountable in the coming months. Together, we must demand better by supporting public services, and stopping privatization.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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HSAA members vote to ratify tentative agreement with Alberta Health Services

New collective agreement includes improvements to work/life balance, working conditions and benefits.

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MGEU welcomes 3 new locals

“These new locals have recognized that joining our union provides them with a stronger voice in their workplace, and that the MGEU/NUPGE has the experience and expertise to ensure their concerns are addressed. Welcome to our 3 newest locals.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services plan

The Council of Unions wants to send a message to the employers and government to take collective bargaining, and the Council’s proposals seriously and work with the Council to get a deal done.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/labour-board-will-finalize-iwk-essential-services-plan

HSABC members to play critical role in B.C.'s new surgical strategy

“Government’s plan to increase public surgical capacity is welcome news. Cutting wait times for surgery is an important step in strengthening the public health care system we all rely on.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

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BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for workers

“This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code, and the BC Labour Relations Board.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bcgeu-calls-labour-code-amendments-ensure-balance-and-fairness-workers

Health care and EMS budget boost welcomed by HSAA

“HSAA/NUPGE will be keeping a close eye on where that money is spent to ensure it goes to the frontlines where it’s needed.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

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Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa workers force employer to abandon ‘bullying’ vote

“Today, our bargaining team showed that we’re ready to negotiate a fair deal, and we’re pleased to see that we’ve forced the employer to do the same.” — Michele Thorn, President of OPSEU Local 454, and Chair of the CAS bargaining team

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/children%E2%80%99s-aid-society-ottawa-workers-force-employer-abandon-%E2%80%98bullying%E2%80%99-vote

 Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announces strike vote

The 6,500 members represented by the Council of Health Care Unions need to send Stephen McNeil a message that he direct the employers to take bargaining seriously and get a deal done.

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