September 2012

CETA could throw Ontarians out of work: CCPA Report

As well as job loss, CETA would undermine independent government decision-making according to report author John Jacob.

Ottawa (20 Sept. 2012) - A trade deal with the European Union (EU) that’s being negotiated behind closed doors could result in as many as 70,000 job losses in Ontario, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ (CCPA) Ontario office.

BC brings concessionary demands to health science professionals bargaining table as province considers wage freezes

As two sides meet the government raises specter of debt and deficit reduction. 

Vancouver (18 Sept. 2012) - Bargaining for a new Health Science Professionals’ Bargaining Association (HSPBA) collective agreement resumed this week against the backdrop of a pessimistic pronouncement by B.C.’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Mike de Jong, about the state of the province’s finances.

NSGEU Bully-Free Workplace program celebrates second anniversary

“The goal for us as a union is to make workplaces better and healthier for our members and for workers in general." - Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.

poster entitled NSGEU Bully-Free WorkplacesHalifax (10 Sept. 2012 )– Saturday, September 8 marked the second anniversary of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union’s (NSGEU/NUPGE) popular and successful Bully-Free Workplaces Program.