Monthly Archives: May 2018

Partnership makes its case for injunction against legislated wage freezes

“Over the past 2 days, our partnership made some very compelling arguments that the act is already infringing the Charter rights of public sector workers. We have done everything possible to put our best foot forward. Now it’s up to the judge to decide.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/partnership-makes-its-case-injunction-against-legislated-wage-freezes

Help striking OPSEU members in Owen Sound

Call 519-470-3030 and ask for Dr. Dyke, Dr. Whittle, or Dr. Singh to voice your concerns about the working conditions at the Family Health Organization. Ask them to get back to the table with a fair offer. 

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/help-striking-opseu-members-owen-sound

Peel paramedic members make OPSEU proud

“I want to thank all of our officers, call takers and dispatchers for their continued hard work during this horrific incident @ Bombay Bhel last night. I would also like to thank the professionals of @IAFF1212, @OPSEU277, @Peel_Paramedics for their assistance. #Peel” — Peel Regional Police Association

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/peel-paramedic-members-make-opseu-proud

CLC/UWCC Post-secondary Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in recognition of the efforts and commitment of young workers across Canada who have demonstrated commitment to positively impacting social and workplace issues in their community.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/clcuwcc-post-secondary-scholarship

Province should put brakes on plan to close highway rest areas: MGEU

“If the Minister and the Premier are concerned with making our highways safer, their review should be looking at where to add new rest areas, not cut.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/province-should-put-brakes-plan-close-highway-rest-areas-mgeu

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fleeing violence

“This investment, the first of its kind in 20 years, will reduce this pressure — both for the women and children in need, as well as for the workers that care for and support them.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bcgeu-applauds-provincial-investment-1500-new-housing-units-women-fleeing-violence

PEI UPSE pleased with provision of paid leave for domestic violence

“It’s important for employees across the province to have financial and job security if they want to leave a domestic violence situation. This legislation could possibly save lives.” — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/pei-upse-pleased-provision-paid-leave-domestic-violence

We're all winners with the work of unions

“We wanted to share all the good work unions have done for our communities, and society in general.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President 

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Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions ratify agreement with Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

What is new under this agreement is that any issues that can not be resolved at the negotiating table will be sent to an independent third-party mediator-arbitrator for a final and binding award.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nova-scotia-council-health-care-unions-ratify-agreement-health-authority-and-iwk-health

Negotiations begin for first-ever part-time support workers’ contract at Ontario colleges

“The fact our members overwhelmingly voted to join OPSEU/NUPGE in the largest organizing drive in Canadian history sends a strong message that times are changing. I hope this employer will work with us and make sure our members get a fair contract.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/negotiations-begin-first-ever-part-time-support-workers%E2%80%99-contract-ontario-colleges