Monthly Archives: May 2018

Manitoba government releases mental health and addictions strategy

MGEU/NUPGE is determined to work with its members and with government to build the responsive, coordinated mental health and addictions treatment system that members on the frontlines have been calling for, and that Manitobans deserve.

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New MGEU ad tells government to stop playing games with privatization

“When they sell-off a public service, private shareholders skim some of the money off the top to make a profit. his money should be going towards things like health care and education.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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NBU members reach tentative agreement with Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

“I want to thank the members of the bargaining team for their hard work and dedication throughout the process.” —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

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OPSEU leaders vow to push province to overturn costly Grey Gables sell-off

“It’s like they took $1.2 million that belongs to Grey County residents and set it on fire.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President and Treasurer 

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Hard Rock Casino workers strike for fairness

Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock.

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The Future is Public conference looks at how to win fight against privatization

Ottawa (14 May 2018) — The Future is Public conference in June is a chance to discuss successes in the fight against privatization. The conference will be on June 15 and 16 at Concordia University in Montreal. 

Services being brought back under public control

Increasingly, winning the fight against privatization means more than stopping services from being privatized. It means bringing services that have been privatized back under public control.

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MGEU President stands with members as government closes Killarney office

“It was a sad day, a tough day for these workers, with many tears shed and fears shared. For them, their biggest concern is for their clients and how they will be affected.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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MGEU concerned that Bill 29 will be disruptive to health care for Manitobans

“This isn’t a good day for health care in our province.”  —  Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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OPSEU pay equity win benefits lowest-paid Public Health Ontario employees

“We will continue to negotiate and enforce pay equity plans, so that women working in Ontario are fairly compensated for their labour. It’s the right thing to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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NAPE releases LPN member survey results as part of National Nursing Week

A time to recognize the critical role of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).

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