PEI UPSE Bursary Winners for 2017

PEI UPSE/NUPGE’s bursary and scholarship program helps reduce some of the economic burden that students face. 

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BCGEU members land $20 million contract to refit B.C. ferry

After the retrofit, the Northern Sea Wolf, a 17-year-old vessel, will accommodate approximately 3,500 passengers and 1,200 vehicles each year on a route between Port Hardy and Bella Coola.

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Grateful to the public servants who keep our communities safe from wildfires – BCGEU

B.C. Premier John Horgan is looking to recognize many of these people himself and has created the Above and Beyond Awards to acknowledge acts of selflessness and bravery during the fire season. 

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St. Lawrence College loses its last librarian

“It’s great that St. Lawrence students will get improved libraries, but it makes no sense that the college is robbing them of the expert guidance they need in order to get the most out of them.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Shelters of the Future: A national conversation

The conference will be a chance for community partners, policy makers, researchers, activists, survivors, and others to engage with the shelter sector. 

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College arbitration award could have been reached at the bargaining table: OPSEU

“Faculty are the real leaders trying to improve the college system, and I am immensely proud that we stood up for fairness for all faculty and a higher quality of education for our students.” — JP Hornick, Chair of the OPSEU college faculty bargaining team

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Supreme Court expands protection limits of workplace discrimination legislation

“This historic Supreme Court ruling expands protection to workers against harassment and discrimination to include virtually all who are on the worksite. This ruling recognizes the new reality of modern workplaces and recognizes that harassment can come from different sources rather than only direct superiors.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Maison Fraternité finds a home in OPSEU

“They’ve chosen OPSEU/NUPGE because it’s the union best equipped to defend and advance the interests of mental health workers who, in turn, give their all to equip vulnerable individuals with the means to participate fully in the community.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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BCGEU calls for reinvestment in services as Seniors Advocate releases report 

“This report provides more evidence that austerity policies do nothing to improve the lives of British Columbians.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Part-time college support staff ballots to be counted – 18 months after union representation vote

“I am confident that, when those ballots are counted, we will find that part-time college support staff have entrusted our union with the responsibility of improving their lives at work.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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