Monthly Archives: June 2018

Arrell managers refuse to end lockout, even though they’ve admitted they can afford to

“How can the employer ask its workers to take a $20,000 pay cut when it’s given its CEO a $20,000 pay hike?” — Len Mancini, OPSEU Local 216 bargaining committee Chair

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/arrell-managers-refuse-end-lockout-even-though-they%E2%80%99ve-admitted-they-can-afford

Rehab Express/Closing the Gap closes the deal on new agreement

“It took some time for the employer to come around, but eventually they got the message that Local 152 members were serious about equity and clarity.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favour of Janus

“We know that AFSME, and public sector workers across the United States, will defend themselves and the services they provide against this political attack on workers’ rights. We are with them in this fight, today, and in the coming days. Our work continues.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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'Huge win' as Community Living Cambridge workers vote to join OPSEU

“Even though the work we do is incredibly important, it has been sadly neglected by the government. By mobilizing our members and building alliances with community groups, we forced the previous provincial government to commit to a base funding increase to our agencies.” — Erin Smith-Rice, the Chair of OPSEU’s Developmental Services Sector.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/huge-win-community-living-cambridge-workers-vote-join-opseu

Private prison companies profiting from Trump’s treatment of families seeking asylum

If private prison companies can’t be trusted to house people convicted of crimes, why on earth are they being trusted to look after children?

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/private-prison-companies-profiting-trump%E2%80%99s-treatment-families-seeking-asylum

Striking BCGEU members at Hard Rock casino reach settlement

“This truly is a ground-breaking deal that will help achieve fairness for casino workers across the industry.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/striking-bcgeu-members-hard-rock-casino-reach-settlement

NSGEU welcomes new members from Shannex – Ochard Court

Halifax (26 June 2018) — On June 1, employees of Shannex – Orchard Court voted overwhelmingly to join the the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees’ Union (NSGEU/NUPGE).

Orchard Court is a long-term care facility located in Kentville. The over 30,000 NSGEU/NUPGE) members proudly welcome the employees of Orchard Court and look forward to working in solidarity to continue to add democracy and respect to the work place.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nsgeu-welcomes-new-members-shannex-ochard-court

Liberal government heightens health care crisis by leaving more Nova Scotians stranded

[This] announcement, while flashy, has left more questions than answers. There is one thing for certain, every community in Nova Scotia must now be asking themselves: are we next?” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/liberal%C2%A0government%C2%A0heightens-health-care-crisis-leaving-more-nova-scotians-stranded

Saskatchewan public service seeks strike mandate from members

“The government is unwilling to agree to reasonable improvements in the collective agreement that would give workers and their families a little more economic security.” — Barry Nowoselsky, Chair of the Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) negotiating committee

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/saskatchewan-public-service-seeks-strike-mandate-members

Manitoba government liquor store workers settle contract with conditions

The message to the employer — and on the ballot — was that the offer is only accepted on the condition that the MGEU/NUPGE continue to fight Bill 28, The Public Services Sustainability Act.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/manitoba-government-liquor-store-workers-settle-contract-conditions