Saskatchewan government not listening to northerners

“If government has any respect for northerners’ right to make choices about northern education, this is the time to show it. Imposing decisions that run contrary to the needs of local people is not a responsible way forward.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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NSGEU Working Group Releases 15 Recommendations to Improve Patient Safety

“Code Census only moves the problem of overcrowding onto in-patient floors. It does nothing to address the underlying problem of an overall lack of capacity and resources that are needed to deal with the growing demands on our health care system.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

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Troubling comments about closing Manitoba ERs raise red flags

“Will this mean paramedics will be driving longer distances to get their patients to hospital, further tying up ambulances for long stretches on the road? How does that help or improve patient care?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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NUPGE remembers John Shields

“He touched the lives of thousands of workers, at the bargaining table and at the provincial legislature. John’s passion for equality and fairness inspired so many to follow in his footsteps.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Sign up for PEI UPSE's course on mental health and the workplace

Find out more about mental health and healthy coping mechanisms at the PEIUPSE/NUPGE course.

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Newfoundland and Labrador government denies own request for conciliation boards

“As if this round of negotiations wasn’t already bizarre enough, we now have a situation where the government is at odds with itself about how bargaining should proceed. This is all very strange.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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Sask. families and public services continue to pay the price

“Public employees spend their wages in their local communities, and their purchases help stimulate economic activity that benefits everyone. Austerity agendas that hurt families also slow economic recovery.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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Spring brings 2017 budget in with a whimper

“While the funding announcements sound impressive, most of the money isn’t supposed to be spent until well after the next election. It’s also very convenient that the first announcements of what projects will get funding will happen right before the next federal election.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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SHOP LCBO campaign challenges Liberal privatization plan

“When you shop LCBO, the profits pay for important public services. When you shop Loblaws, the profits pay for Galen Weston’s next yacht.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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OPSEU fights intimidation attempts by college brass

“These workers make a tiny fraction of the $300,000 she [Lise Bourgeois, college president] makes each year — yet she continues to use every trick in the book to try to keep them from having a voice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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