Monthly Archives: March 2018

New statistics reveal Alberta unprepared for medical emergencies

“Far too often across the province there are no ambulances to respond when emergency calls come in…Imagine what would happen if there was a large-scale emergency.”  — Mike Parker, HSAA President

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Looking at anti-terrorism ill C-59 through the lens of racism

In a time when anti-immigration and racist sentiments have been parading as nationalism, we need to recognize how expanded powers in the name of national security can have detrimental effects on our society as a whole.

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European Union auditors reveal problems with P3 privatization schemes

What the EU Court of Auditors found was that, even though the public were paying  €1.5 billion for cost overruns, they were also providing investors with returns of up to 14 per cent.

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BCGEU members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

When the B.C. government decided to undertake a significant review of the provincial wildfire and flood response earlier this year, the BCGEU/NUPGE initiated a wide consultation of members to document the various ways they had been affected by the unprecedented fire and flood season.

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Great turnout at Ottawa Children's Aid Society rally

Nearly 2 weeks ago, a strong majority of these workers voted in favour of going on strike if the employer insists on a collective agreement that allows for contracting out.

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Manitoba government takes next step in privatizing air services

“Our public air services are safe, efficient, and they deliver tremendous value. It’s simple – the public model works. It’s not clear what problem the government is trying to solve with its privatization push.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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NBU prepares for provincial election

Fredericton (19 March 2018) — With the September election approaching, the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) approached J.P. Lewis, a professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick inSaint John for his preliminary take on a few issues.

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NSGEU calls for release of Code Census data

Code Census happens when the emergency department is so overcrowded it is deemed unsafe. Staff in other departments then have 30 minutes to prepare to accept more patients in order to free up beds in emergency.

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OPSEU members at Valoris deliver strong strike vote in support of quality services, fair pay

“The last thing we want to do is go on strike. But we need to send a very clear message: we will stand up for the services we provide.” — Carl Brisson, mental health worker and Chair of OPSEU Local 426’s Valoris bargaining team

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BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors

The Chinese government recently announced that they are taking control of Anbang due to insolvency,  alleged corruption, and fraud. 

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