Monthly Archives: June 2018

Workers vote to strike at Gateway Okanagan Casinos: BCGEU

An astounding 93.1 per cent vote in favour of strike action.

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“Yes to Education, No to Cutbacks!” – Université de Saint-Boniface Members Stage Rally

“Why does this government insist on making cuts that hurt Manitobans? Instead of making it easier to get a post-secondary education, they are making it harder and more expensive.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Sask Party shows double standard toward public workers by MLA wage increase

“The so-called pay cut Sask Party members took last year to ‘show leadership’ was nothing but political posturing. This is just more of the same bad policies and disregard toward workers the Sask Party has always shown.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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Community social services bargaining focuses on health and safety

“We are asking for provisions in the new agreement that better empower workers to identify hazards and recommend solutions.” — Andrea Duncan, Chair, CSSBA negotiating team

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OPSEU welcomes 300 new paramedical members at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

We’re confident each and every member will find a home in OPSEU/NUPGE as they join more than 25,000 members in our Hospital Professionals Division.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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One year later; Saskatchewan communities suffer without transportation service

“We know the closure of STC is hurting seniors, women, the disabled and medical patients, both financially and personally, but this government is sticking to its blind ideology over compassion and common sense.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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Auditor General of Canada finds serious flaws in report used to justify a P3 privatization scheme

“In our view, the value-for-money analyses were of little use to decision makers because they contained many flaws favouring the P3 model.” – Office of the Auditor General of Canada

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Employer’s anti-labour bias exposed in corrections bargaining in Ontario

“We spent hours carefully preparing documentation that would support mediation. The employer had a month to do their homework, but they arrived empty-handed: no documentation, no brief, no new offer.” — Chris Jackel, Chair, OPSEU Corrections bargaining team

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More cuts to health care in Winnipeg

“The rosy report the government painted on wait times and hospital stays is far different than what I’m hearing from frontine workers. Hospital staff are stretched thin and continue to deal with patients with complex health issues.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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SGEU calls on government to increase funding to the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre

“Community-based organizations save money and lives. It’s time for government to do better and invest in the vital services that Saskatchewan people rely on, and in the workers who provide these critical services.” — Bob Bymeon, SGEU President

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