“Public safety is at risk if wildfire detection services are turned over to an automated system that has not been proven to work effectively in any other Canadian jurisdiction." - Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
“We are looking to the LCBO to negotiate a deal that recognizes fair jobs for all its employees. To date, it hasn’t demonstrated its willingness to recognize fair work for all LCBO employees.”
NBU/NUPGE working to obtain details regarding layoffs at Horizon Health Network and Vitalité Health Network.
“Privatization does not work, no matter what you call it. The public pays more for lower quality services. Just think Ornge, gas plants, e-Health, Highway 407 – and now, chemo drugs.”
Agreement reached on process to implement 37.5 hour work week for health science professionals in B.C.
The implementation process, signed off April 15, allows for flexibility, including the elimination of extended hours schedules, and for modified schedules with similar or different extended hours schedules.
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NSGEU/NUPGE members voted to accept new collective agreement.
HSABC/NUPGE represents more than 17,000 health science professionals in the public health care and community social services sectors in British Columbia.
Community Living and General Service workers ratify agreement – Aboriginal Services ratification vote ongoing.
Income inequality activists never sleep. Check out the ATN Campaigner to find out the great work going on across the country.
"Earth Day provides an opportunity for each one of us to think about what we can do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the planet," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“This is an extremely disheartening time for public employees as they now realize that the government made a choice to terminate their employment rather than seek other options which were open to them,." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
NSGEU/NUPGE thanks its members for their contributions in the workplace, in the community and in the union.
“The main reason we’re here today is to tell the politicians we want everyone lifted out of poverty,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Office and clerical members working for IWK receive wage and other improvements in new collective agreement.
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Negotiations to commence over transfer of members at Oak Bay Lodge, Broadmead and Forensics from the public service
"We demanded the premier and health minister reverse their decision, but it fell on deaf ears," Walker said. "We plan to raise it again—but with a new government."
“Coming from a small-town, I can tell you first-hand how I’ve seen communities hit hard when jobs are lost,” says Gawronsky
In a wide-ranging interview Clancy laid out the systematic attack that conservatives have waged against unions since 1980 and how these attacks have driven down the wages and well-being of working people.
“We are calling on the employer to live up to their public comments and return to the bargaining table,” stated Furlong.
Join LCBO workers and supporters at locations across the province.
"The money is there to continue funding the Health Accord. This is more about the Harper government's right wing ideology than cost cutting." NUPGE President James Clancy.
Liberal government and BCNU work together to turn collective bargaining structure on its head, says HSABC
“This sham of a consultation was never designed to be more than just that, after all, the process was announced only AFTER the legislation was passed.” - HSABC President, Reid Johnson.
"You can’t expect front line services to remain intact or improve when resources are continually dwindling.” - MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky.
As Canadian women proved in 1981 by lobbying for inclusion of equality provisions in the Charter, women uniting together can create change.