Monthly Archives: August 2018

River of Pride extends invite to NBU

“As movements who have a long history of interdependence, the LGBTQ+ and union movements are intertwined in our projects of obtaining equity and justice.” — Zivi Richard, President of River of Pride

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20th NUPGE Leadership School a resounding success!

“The quality and enthusiasm of leaders coming to our School never ceases to amaze me. They are dynamic and dedicated members looking to strengthen our union locally, provincially and nationally. These are the future leaders of the labour movement.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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OPSEU files unfair labour practice complaint against Owen Sound Family Health Organization owners

OPSEU/NUPGE also filed a complaint on Friday with the College of Physicians and Surgeons against the owners of the Family Health Organization and some of their senior administrators over harassment and some abusive language directed at the striking workers.

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New diagnostic medical sonography program opens in Prince George

“For several years, our public health system has been impacted by a critical shortage of sonographers, particularly in northern and remote communities. These new training spaces are an important step forward.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

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Women's committee plans to match NSGEU milestone for a good cause

NSGEU/NUPGE has been supporting Feed Nova Scotia for over a decade.

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Recent study finds health care aides at high risk of burnout

“If you talk to someone on the frontline, they’ll tell you that they see the impacts of burnout every day — they’ve either experienced it themselves or they see it in their co-workers.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Second conviction in privatization bribery case

Last month saw the second conviction related to allegations that SNC-Lavalin executives paid $22.5 million in bribes to get the contract for a P3 privatization scheme.

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Report on child welfare workers finds caseloads a “critical issue”

Whether it’s excessive workloads for frontline staff or inadequate services for people with addiction or mental health issues, many of the problems discussed in the report can be traced back to the failure of federal and provincial government to adequately fund social programs. 

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B.C. state of emergency shows dangers wildland firefighters face

“Whether it’s their neighbours or people thousands of kilometres away, wildland firefighters recognize they have a responsibility to do what they can to help, even when it means risking their own health and safety,” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Let the federal government know we need affordable, universal, and public pharmacare

The challenge now is to make sure that enough of that 91% of Canadians speak out so that the federal government recognizes that it has no choice but to bring in a national pharmacare program that is healthy, fair and affordable.

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