Monthly Archives: June 2018

NUPGE Pension Webinars available on YouTube

“NUPGE’s pension webinars provide our members with the tools and information they need to protect and improve our members’ pensions.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Ottawa (25 June 2018)  — The second series of NUPGE’s pension webinars has been posted on NUPGE’s YouTube channel. This will give all NUPGE members access to the information.

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Treatment of former Sears Canada workers gets even worse

Former Sears workers are having their pension fund cut, yet again, because those who controlled Sears made a deliberate decision to leave the pension plan underfunded.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

“So, today, we want to encourage our 390,000 members across the country to reflect on these abuses and recommit to fighting continuing acts of oppression. If we are on a path of reconciliation, we need to work with our allies to ensure our Indigenous brothers and sisters enjoy the equality we all strive for.”— Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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U.S. no longer safe haven; Canada must suspend Safe Third Party Agreement

“It’s clear the assumption that the U.S. is a safe country for asylum seekers is no longer accurate. The agreement should be put on hold until the U.S. can guarantee the humane and non-discriminatory treatment of those seeking refuge in the U.S.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Don't miss your chance to win a NUPGE scholarship!

Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships hat reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.

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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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