Monthly Archives: April 2018

BCGEU partners with SumOfUs on improving corporate responsibility

“Calling for greater corporate responsibility as a shareholder is not only financially prudent, but it allows us to pursue our values as a labour union as well.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Health care professionals at privatized medical provider are overworked and underpaid

“This is yet another example of how privatization puts profits before people and leaves accountability in the dust.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Acceptance of Ombud's report a major victory for frontline workers and vulnerable British Columbians

The Ombudsperson’s report confirms problems the BCGEU/NUPGE has pointed out for years regarding the long wait times and inadequate service levels experienced by the province’s most vulnerable people when calling into the ministry’s centralized phone system. 

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NSGEU turns 60 this month

“NSGEU/NUPGE members should be very proud of what they’ve achieved. Their dedication and commitment has made a huge difference in the lives of working people and made Nova Scotia a better place to live” — Larry Brown, President of the National Union of Public and General Employees.

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Michigan poised to abandon failed privatization of prison food services

It is a measure of just how big a disaster privatization of prison food services turned out to be that the same state governor who originally proposed privatization is now proposing bring the services back under public control.

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Earth Day 2018 — NUPGE renews calls for environmental action and just transition

“Our future is being placed at risk because of a lack of action. Earth Day cannot be a celebration so long as we continue to resist moving towards a sustainable environment, just transition and measures to achieve a low-carbon economy.”— Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Federal Health Committee releases report recommending pharmacare now – NUPGE calls on federal government to heed and take action

“Pharmacare will save lives, reduce suffering and lower costs by billions of dollars each year. Canada is the only country with universal health care that does not have pharmacare. Canadians deserve better and must demand better.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Minimum wage increase better than tax cut

For workers, even after deductions, an increase in the minimum wage provides two times the benefit of a tax cut.

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Supreme Court upholds law in cross-border beer case: The Constitution ‘does not impose absolute free trade across Canada’

A clear victory for provinces to regulate the economy in the public interest.

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Strike mandate vote to be held April 23 to 27 for NSGEU health care workers

 

If they give a strike mandate, NSGEU/NUPGE President Jason MacLean says his members at the IWK Health Centre could take job action as soon as next month.

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