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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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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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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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Just say No to Doug’s cannabis plan: OPSEU President

“The idea that municipalities can opt out is a bad joke. Those cities and towns that opt out will be wide open to gang activity – it makes no sense.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Toronto (14 Aug 2018)  — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Premier Doug Ford is irresponsibly throwing caution to the wind with his move to privatize cannabis sales.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/just-say-no-doug%E2%80%99s-cannabis-plan-opseu-president

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement

“After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership,” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Report reveals distressing levels of harassment in Manitoba government

“Sexual harassment and harassment of any kind cannot be tolerated in government workplaces, so we’re hopeful that this initiative will mean that workers can come forward with concerns, and feel safe and free from reprisal when reporting harassment.” —  Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Winnipeg (13 Aug 2018) — Yesterday, the Government of Manitoba released the findings of 2 separate reports they commissioned to deal with the issues of sexual harassment and harassment in government workplaces. The reports included a number of recommendations for change.

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NUPGE joins call for Ontario government to take action on climate change

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has joined with other members of the Climate Change Action Network to call on the Ontario government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

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New Collective Agreement Awarded for Health Care Bargaining Unit

The award came after five days of mediation-arbitration which took place last week and concludes a process that began in October, 2016.

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