Ontario Premier's reaction to human rights concerns took 10 months too long

“I’m delighted the Premier has turned her mind to the intolerable situation in Saudi Arabia. But what’s she going to do about the pain she’s inflicted on Ontario’s colleges? That’s where this whole mess started” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas

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President's Commentary: Federal government must put an end to paid blood donations

Profit-driven corporations that buy blood are the health care equivalent to the parasites behind the payday loan industry, shamelessly preying on the most vulnerable. — James Clancy, NUPGE Natonal President

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Full study, debate needed before any ratification of TPP

“We’re disappointed with the government’s decision to sign on and have outlined the many problems that we see with this very broad-reaching agreement,” — CLC President Hassan Yussuff

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NSGEU Civil Service bargaining committee recommends rejection of government offer

Members “want to have a chance to negotiate with their employer, have their issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to them by Premier McNeil.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

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Thomas to press Minister on male-only colleges in Saudi Arabia

“This kind of endorsed discrimination against women is never okay, and certainly not in 2016. For a government that claims it wants to close the wage gap between men and women, it’s highly problematic that it won’t allow women into two of its colleges.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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BCGEU raises alarm after serious fire at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre

The incident once again raises serious concerns about chronic overcrowding and increasing violence at B.C.’s provincial prisons. 

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NBU members reach tentative deal

“Now it’s time for the membership to study the tentative agreement and vote.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

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Government directs departments to find 30% in savings in the public sector

“Let me be clear — your union will stand up for you, your families, your jobs, and the vital public services that you deliver to the people of the province every day.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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Manitoba lake named in honour of fallen Correctional Officer, Rhonda Commodore

“We celebrate Rhonda when we honour her name in this way, but we also honour the lake where we can now celebrate her spirit.” — Les Saksowski, Local 9 President, The Pas Correctional Centre

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OPSEU fights back against Wynne's attack on hospitals

OPSEU’s Public is Better campaign features radio ads, online advertising, and an animated video that tells what’s happening to hospitals right now.

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