Manitoba's public sector unions make statement on consultations with government

Flying in the face of the Manitoba government’s invitation to find ways to improve the province’s fiscal situation, it now wants to talk only about how it can make cuts to the public sector. These cuts may include reduced worked weeks, predetermined wage settlements, changes to pensions and the re-opening of collective agreements. 

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Don't use P3 for new Kingston bridge: OPSEU

“Our goal is to force politicians at all levels and all parties to come out against privatization.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Federal advisory council recommendations would increase income inequality

“Last federal election Canadians voted overwhelmingly against policies that fuel income inequality. Now a federal government advisory council is making recommendations that fly in the face of what Canadians voted for.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

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OPSEU vows legal action over pay equity at Community Living Tilsonburg

“It’s not often I see such blatant disregard for the law and such a deliberate undervaluing of both care work and women’s work.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Nova Scotia hospitals overcrowded, patients and staff at risk

“We appreciate the ongoing advocacy of our members and hope these actions will resolve some of the workload and safety concerns that are being raised.” — Sandra Mullen, NSGEU 1st Vice-President

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Law firm contracted for bargaining by NL government donated to Liberals in 2016

“From library reviews to Muskrat Falls to P3s to public sector bargaining and everything in between, this sort of ‘pay-to-play’ arrangement casts a shadow over the entire political process.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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NUPGE pension conference looks at challenges facing pension plans

“Our members depend on us to help them achieve the secure retirement they deserve. There was a lot of knowledge in the room and it was a great chance to learn from each other.” Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer.

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Supreme Court rejects Merit Contractors latest attack on workers

Courts protect organizing rights over anti-union Charter challenge.

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BCGEU's statement on Vancouver's fentanyl priorities

“It would be expected that Vancouver’s municipal government, which formally recognizes the scope of the crisis, would put more effort into harm reduction in what is already the most heavily policed neighbourhood in British Columbia.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Striking brewery workers win in court

Molson Coors loses in Ontario Superior Court in an effort to weaken strikers’ picket line. Justice Hainey also dismissed the company’s claim of $6,000,000 in damages.

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