Monthly Archives: June 2018

Health care "transformation" announcement leaves more questions

“With so little transparency for staff and patients, [MGEU members] feel like the government is making it up as they go along.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Peel York Legal Aid workers vote unanimously to join OPSEU

 “The 155,000 members of OPSEU/NUPGE will help increase their strength at the bargaining table, and they’ll help increase the strength of OPSEU/NUPGE overall.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President and Treasurer

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CSSBA reaches tentative agreements for community social services workers: BCGEU

“Community social services workers support some of B.C.’s most vulnerable citizens and we are so pleased to have reached agreements that provide enhanced support and compensation for this critical work.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU/NUPGE President

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NUPGE Opposes the CPTPP

“The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership is an affront to democracy and a threat to economic equality. It will create a private court system for foreign investors, giving them the right to sue democratically elected governments. And it will rig the Canadian economy in favour of powerful corporations. It is an outright betrayal of workers. It will do nothing to stop climate change, and it will certainly exacerbate income and wealth inequality.” ­— Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Public support growing for Owen Sound strikers

“It’s not good for the community. It’s not good for the patients.” — Lucy Mortion, OPSEU Regional Vice-President

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Job losses and program cuts at Red River College

“It’s a real shame that government-ordered cuts are now costing college instructors their jobs and weakening programs for students.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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World Blood Day: Help protect Canada’s blood system

“Canada’s blood supply is threatened by pay-for-plasma private clinics. Canadians must not repeat the mistakes of the tainted blood scandal. We must not allow profit to compromise safety. On this World Blood Day, NUPGE is standing with those who continue to call for a ban on paid blood and plasma in Canada.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Fighting for fair wages, 100 educational workers in Kenora area join OPSEU

“This is a growing sector in the union, and the more members we get, the greater strength we have when it comes to achieving better wages and safer working conditions for everyone.” — Kelly Martin, Chair, OPSEU Boards of Education and Cultural Institutions sector

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NAPE calls for presumptive legislation for PTSD and occupational stress injuries

“We don’t need small changes — we need massive changes in how we approach mental health in the workplace. We need legislative change.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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Radio blitz exposes lavish CEO salary at the expense of worker and youth

 Kim Ciavarella, Banyan CEO, recently awarded herself a $20,000 raise. Then she told staff that, collectively, they would have to take home $20,000 less yearly. When employees cried foul, Ciavarella locked them out. They have now been without a contract since April 1, 2017.

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