When the Auditor General of Ontario looked at Brampton’s William Osler Health Centre privatization in 2008, he concluded that the higher rate of interest paid by the private sector added about $200 million to the cost of the project.
Members prepare for strike vote as IWK Health Centre refuses to negotiate on par with terms reached at Capital Health District Authority.
"It's like a one-two punch – no prior warning, no consultation, just one more senseless act by a government in the dying days of its mandate." - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
“This is a quality services issue, but it’s also about quality of life. ” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “More than two thirds of the CLGS workforce is part-time or casual. The frontline staff should be able to afford to work there.”
"This budget falls short of reinvesting in public services that Islanders depend on. However, if there is a silver lining, it’s that Government has shown some restraint in curtailing further austerity." - Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
"Unions are about fairness: workplace fairness; economic fairness; opportunity fairness; political fairness; and democratic fairness. Unions promote fairness, not just for their members, but for all Canadians.” - James Clancy, NUPGE President.
Vast knowledge shared with conference participants on second day of Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights conference.
Paper connects regressive labour laws to rising income inequality.
Richard Wilkinson, one of the world’s preeminent researchers on income inequality, delivers keynote speech.
If Bill C-279 becomes law, it would become illegal to discriminate against transgender Canadians.
“It comes as no surprise that the audit found systemic problems,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker. “Social workers over the years have reported they are unable to meet ministry standards due to the chronic lack of staff and inadequate resources."
“Maybe younger people coming up don’t understand the history of how things got to be so good here in Ontario,” said McDonald. “If it’s going to continue to be good, I think there’s still a fight to be had.”
MGEU/NUPGE members negotiate wage and benefit improvements in new collective agreement.
In its last fiscal year the retail giant returned a dividend to the Ontario treasury of close to $1.6 billion on revenue of more than $4.5 billion.
The gains that union members make at the bargaining table spill over into creating healthier and more prosperous communities for everyone.”
Alberta's broken revenue system has led to the rollercoaster revenue ride that has devastated health care.
Aboriginal Services deal includes pay increase, labour market adjustment.
"As one of the first persons with a visible disability to play a leading role in the labour movement, he has acted as a role model to many of us who have come along in the years since Derek joined the movement."
“Our economy is being held back because the Prime Minister refuses to work with all major stakeholders to develop a comprehensive national skills development strategy." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“Government must be accountable for both the quality of services delivered to Saskatchewan families, and the cost of providing those services." – Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
World Water Day is a designated United Nations day to recognize the common life sustaining resource that is our fresh water.
Federal government changes to EI system target unemployed.
Richard Wilkinson, one of the world’s most preeminent researchers on social inequalities, and author of the bestseller "Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone" will kick off the CFLR conference as the keynote speaker.
"Our members are passionate about the work that they do and are very proud to support the future of that work here at Casey House," said Mackinnon.
"We cannot give in to the divide and conquer tactics our governments and our employers use. We need to look for the things that join us together." – James Clancy, NUPGE National President.