Workers at Macdonald Youth Services in Winnipeg to hold information picket

“We are calling on the government to honour their financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Ontario Liberals should quit over cash-for-access scandal: OPSEU

“This government has received millions of dollars in donations behind closed doors from companies that have received millions, and in some cases billions, of dollars in government contracts.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

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Tell college presidents to stop interfering in vote: OPSEU

“Premier Wynne has spoken at great length in recent months about the plight of precarious workers. The hundreds of thousands of Ontarians in part-time, temporary and insecure jobs will judge your government’s sincerity on this issue by your actions in this case.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

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Imprisonment of Korean union president a travesty of justice: ITUC

Regrettably, these repressive measures seem to have become a common response by the Korean government against dissenting voices — Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary

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CEO of Canada Post needs to be removed: National Union

Under the direction of Deepak Chopra, an appointee of the Harper government, the Crown corporation has adopted a reckless agenda of both attacking its workers and promoting privatization. — Larry Brown, National President-elect NUPGE

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Working poverty on the rise in most Metro Vancouver municipalities

Among Canadian cities, Metro Vancouver has the second-highest rate of working poverty after Greater Toronto. The hardship is even more severe in these two regions than the statistics show, since the measure of poverty used in the study does not account for differences in housing costs across the country.

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OPSEU hospital professionals ratify new agreement

Workers at 53 Ontario Hospitals voted 92% in favour of the deal.

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Ontario college vote a historic milestone for precarious workers

“These votes could be counted tomorrow, if Kathleen Wynne says so. After more than 7 years, and 2 organizing drives, these workers have waited long enough.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Corrections violence now in WCB hands says BCGEU

Vancouver (30 June 2016) — On June 27,  representatives of the B.C. Government and General Employees Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) met with senior WorkSafeBC officials to discuss the dramatic increase in violence inside all 9 provincial jails.

BCGEU/NUPGE pushes for action on increased violence in jails

Representing BCGEU/NUPGE was Dean Purdy, BCGEU Vice-President & Chair of Component 1, Brian Campbell, Component 2nd Vice-Chair, Brandon Cox, Component Executive member and Staff Representative Mike Eso.

The issues raised at the meeting include

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Unions matter to Canada because they built and are maintaining our middle class

Grandfather of the latest Why Unions Matter contest winner paid a heavy price for trying to start a union, but each generation since has benefited and prospered.

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