“The labour movement has stood tall on this issue, fighting for the dignified retirements of all Canadians. The agreement announced yesterday is a good start, but this campaign is far from over,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
All those attending the NUPGE Convention should fill out their personal information form on the Convention website at http://2016.nupge.ca .
"Values like sharing, caring, love, respect, and taking responsibility for our lives and how we want to be treated. These are the values that define us. They are what breathe meaning into the word solidarity. They are what give motion to our movement." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“To every part-time support staff worker in every college, I say, ‘It’s taken half a century to make this vote happen. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.’” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Unions Matter contest winner understands that just as unions can help indigenous members, indigenous members can help their unions.
"All around them, they saw evidence of the privatization of diagnostic services. With all the uncertainties in health funding, they needed and wanted a union that was a strong and proven advocate for excellent health care services." — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU's Hospital Professionals Division
“On behalf of our committee, I am very pleased to present you with this award and thank you for all of your efforts and money raised." — James Couvier, MGEU member and Chair of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
“Our members at Browning Harvey create top quality products that are manufactured right here in Newfoundland and Labrador and enjoyed by thousands across the province." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Halifax (09 June 2016) — For the past 18 years, Normand Pelletier had a lingering thought on his mind.
"They stood up to the government and said, ‘This is our public asset. We own it! It’s not yours to remove, sell or privatize.’” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We are overjoyed that We Care employees have voted to join our union for a real voice at work. — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The fifth in a series of five NUPGE Pension Basics webinars will examine the growing role of social, environmental and governance factors in pension plan investment.
“Accidents, injuries, and life threatening situations don’t run on banker’s hours. What this government is saying is that the people of this entire region deserve second rate health care." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“There’s a huge disconnect between what the people want and what the government does." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Provincial budget included continued support for home care, long term care, community living, and colleges and universities.