Monthly Archives: May 2018

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

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Université de Saint-Boniface budget means difficult times ahead

USB students will be burdened with a tuition increase to the maximum allowable amount.

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PEI UPSE launches public services ad campaign

Charlottetown (24 May 2018) — The Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) and the PEI Nurses’ Union have collaborated to send a strong message to government — Home Care is a valued Public Service — Keep it Public!

The unions have created 3 television commercials that are airing on CBC. The ads feature PEI Nurses’ Union and PEI UPSE/NUPGE members delivering Island-wide home care. 

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OPSEU President demands that Northumberland CAO retract anti-democracy election memo

“We should be encouraging people to participate in our democracy every chance we get. And that’s exactly what OPSEU/NUPGE is doing and will continue to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Logger's Life Museum in Grand Falls-Windsor another casualty in budget cuts

“This Museum not only provided a tourism destination, it also preserved a large part of the history of Central Newfoundland. It is a loss for the community and for the province as a whole.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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Saskatchewan projects show how Social Impact Bonds investors can cherry pick

Both projects sponsored by the Saskatchewan government show how Social Impact Bonds can be structured to exclude those who are hard to help.

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NBU donates $12K to provincial food banks

“The need is even greater this time of year as so many have lost everything during the recent floods.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

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Unions in PEI collaborate to send strong message to government

“Why has government chosen to invest our tax dollars in a private company to provide health care services that could be offered using existing public sector employees? There are many of our members providing home care services whose skills and abilities are not being fully utilized.” — Karen Jackson, PEIUPSE President

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

“We, the NUPGE elected representatives, members, and staff across Canada stand in proud solidarity with all those fighting the oppression of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.”  —  Larry Brown. NUPGE President

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Owen Sound health workers willing to strike to improve service to patients, families

Under the employer’s offer, a registered practical nurse (RPN) at the Family Health Organization would make much less than RPNs at other Owen Sound workplaces, and wouldn’t be eligible for any wage increases based on experience.

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