Monthly Archives: August 2018

GRCA members ratify contract with wage increases, privatization protection

“Everybody wins when workers are paid a decent and fair wage. Everybody wins when a local like this bargains language that will prevent their jobs from being contracted out or privatized.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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President's Commentary: Solidarity is the answer

The hope for our best future lies in this broad solidarity. We are the ones who know how to get things done when we work together. We are the ones who have learned from the past, and are working for a better future for everyone. We are proud of our accomplishments — those that benefit our members and those that benefit everyone else, too. And we have much to be proud of.  — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe workplace for staff

“Workers are being assaulted while treating patients without risk assessments being done, with inadequate security protection. One could make the case that the employer is complicit in these attacks on hospital staff.” — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer

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BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement

“After 16 years of cuts and wage restraint leading the sector into crisis, this agreement with a government that wants to put people first provides a foundation to build on.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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MGEU welcomes new members

Local 449 is the third new Local in the MGEU/NUPGE in the last 3 months, a trend that doesn’t surprise Gawronsky.

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Canada can still join NAFTA, but at what cost?

“We do not need our government to be bullied into a bad trade deal.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Owen Sound doctors’ hostility to strikers is fueling violence against women that has sent 2 to hospital

 “Before anybody else gets hurt, they [the doctors] must take a hard look at their actions and then get back to the table with a decent offer that shows basic respect.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike

The alleged incidents range in seriousness from failing to comply with regulations around ID’ing patrons to failing to identify what would normally be flagged as suspicious behaviour possibly related to money-laundering.

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Privatization industry good to politicians who privatized public services

It’s so common for politicians who privatized public services when in office to be hired by companies that profit from privatization after they retire that it rarely gets questioned.

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Hamilton youth facility workers vote in favour of contract, ending 4 month lockout

“Every one of our union’s 155,000 members is proud of these women and men for fighting for decent wages and working conditions.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President / Treasurer

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