Cambie case resumes – future of public health care at stake

“Next to government neglect, this attempt to use the Canadian Charter to kill public health care is the biggest threat to medicare in Canada. It’s time that governments wake up to the threat of private health care and take steps to protect our public health care system.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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Ontario moves ahead with community services privatization scheme

What’s needed is for governments to provide community services with adequate funding. And a first step would be to ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay their share of taxes — instead of allowing them to profit from the misfortune of others by investing in social impact bonds.

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HSABC delivers submission to Labour Relations Code review panel

Vancouver (06 April 2018) — Tonie Beharrell, of the Health Sciences Association of B.C.’s  legal department, presented the union’s submission to the government’s Labour Relations Code review panel in March. The submission outlines 14 recommendations regarding reform to the Labour Relations Code.

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BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery

“We are pleased to welcome our new members under Broadmead’s umbrella and look forward to supporting them in the important work they do in their community.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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NUPGE stands with civil liberties and human rights organizations – Statement says Bill C-59 needs to be fixed

“Canadians should not be complacent about giving radical new powers to national security agencies, especially when C-59 has been pitched as a ‘fix’ of the old law.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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OPSEU members to hold province-wide rallies to Raise the Bar for developmental services workers

Care about the future of developmental services in Ontario? Join OPSEU/NUPGE members to help send a message that increased funding and stable working conditions are needed now.

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NAPE certified to represent workers at Alt Hotel in St. John’s

“Our union continues to grow in the private sector. Workers see our union as a champion for their rights, better pay and benefits, improved health and safety standards, and for better overall working conditions.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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HSAA volunteers help the sick walk again in Ecuador

The smiles on the faces of patients and their families make the long days and hard work in Ecuador worth it. In Ecuador, there is a financial cost to medical care, one that many cannot afford. It is both rewarding and humbling to use their skills to help those people truly in need.

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Thousands more MRI scans to be performed by HSABC members

“It’s good to have a government that is taking a comprehensive view of what needs to be done to reduce surgical wait times, and that realizes this extends to reducing wait times for related diagnostic procedures like MRI.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

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Domestic violence leave: a good first step, but can people afford to take it?

Halifax (03 April 2018) — On March 29, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if a worker or a worker’s child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence. 

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