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OPSEU hospital professionals demand federal action on pharmacare

 “What’s the point of having your diagnosis covered, if you can’t afford the medication you need? The lack of access to medically necessary medicines is not only a major gap in our system, it is contrary to the very principle of medicare for all.” — Sara Labelle, OPSEU, Hospital Professionals Division

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Arbitration award breaks wage restraint imposed on Nova Scotia's civil service

“Our members’ patience and commitment to the union’s fight for a better deal were key to getting this deal.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

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28 years after Montreal, women still face violence

“Unions have a significant role to play in ensuring women’s safety at home and in the workplace and in advocating for support for women facing violence every day. On December 6, we take time to remember and to re-commit to the work that needs to be done to end violence against women.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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B.C. government provides new Overdose Emergency Response Centre, more staff to step up crisis response

Over the last 12 months, the BCGEU/NUPGE has consulted with members across the province to hear about how the crisis is affecting them, in particular, the mental health impacts for frontline workers who act as first responders.  

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NAPE reaches tentative agreements in public sector negotiations

“This has been a long, arduous, and difficult round of bargaining” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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Health care advocates stop Ontario from creating private hospitals

“Thank you so much!!! to the thousands of individual concerned citizens who called or emailed your own MPP, or the Minister’s office, or the Premier. We know that your efforts made a huge difference.” — Ontario Health Coalition

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Suspensions at La Cité show why academic freedom matters: OPSEU

“This just shows what faculty have been saying all along: college administrators are making decisions about academic programs that they are not qualified to make.” — JP Hornick, OPSEU/NUPGE

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Pension funds left in deficit, while shareholders cash in

“What the CCPA report shows is that the retirement security of millions of Canadians is taking a back seat to windfall profits for well-heeled shareholders.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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December 1 marks World AIDS Day

“How can we even imagine stopping infections when millions of people do not have access to adequate sanitation, affordable housing, nutritious food, and safe and healthy working conditions? We have a responsibility to fight for universal access to physical and mental health care not just at home, but around the world.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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Alberta Finance Minister comments under fire from HSAA

“The Finance Minister pledged to both protect frontline services and impose a hiring freeze. These 2 actions are incompatible.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

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