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.
“Every employee that is here takes a lot of pride in the work that they do and they feel very proud that they are providing the service they do to the public, families of patients, and also patients that come down here." – Raymond Theriault, NSGEU Local President.
Austerity measures are compounding the problem, creating a “fiscal drag” effect that is slowing economic growth and undermining budgetary progress.
NUPGE encourages you to send a letter of protest by email.
Bargaining team recommends acceptance of the tentative agreement, which includes a 9.5 per cent wage increase over five years.
"What they have done has improved conditions for workers but also for the clients who depend on the services they provide.”
UN report "warns that short-sighted austerity measures, failures to address persistent inequalities, and a lack of opportunities for meaningful civic participation could threaten this progress unless leaders take bold corrective action."
Saskatchewan government urged to bring proposed labour law changes into line with accepted Canadian standards
“There is no reason that Saskatchewan labour law needs to be so radically different than the Canadian legislative norm in the treatment of supervisory employees,” says Clancy.
Community social services are about creating and maintaining supportive, healthy, stable and caring communities. The workers who provide these services are the heart and soul of our communities.
B.C. Liberals ignore consultation to bring in legislation that will jeopardize labour relations stability
Take action: send a message to B.C.'s Health Minister here
Help send a strong message to the employer at Homes First to get back to the table to negotiate a fair and decent contract.
“...Section 21 of the Code is discriminatory as being a significant hindrance on their ability to exercise their fundamental right of freedom of association.”
Alternative Federal Budget plan tackles Canadians' real concerns.
“Given alcohol’s status as the leading risk factor for ill-health, injury and disability in North America” much more needs to be done, according to the researchers.
The tentative agreement was reached early on March 3, following a marathon 13-day bargaining session.
"Social attitudes about early childhood education and educators have been tied to outdated and gendered notions about women's work for decades. This devalues the profession--reflected in low wages and recruitment and retention problems."
As a longstanding defender of migrant workers' rights, UFCW Canada expressed a variety of concerns relating to the TFWP in its submission to the Ministers.
"Unless decision-makers take action, Canadians will continue to face poor service and punitive high prices, and will continue to fall behind the rest of the industrialized world.” - Steve Anderson, OpenMedia.ca executive director.
"While most Canadians faithfully pay their taxes, this government wants to downplay the fact that hundreds of billions of dollars are going offshore to tax havens – virtually untracked and untaxed. That increases the tax burden for the rest of us.”
"A recent poll shows that the vast majority of Albertans reject cuts to public services and agree that there should be an increase on taxes for the wealthy and corporations."- Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President.
“The B.C. Liberal government’s failure to consult with the affected unions is undemocratic and an affront to workers’ representational rights,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker. “This legislative session is almost over and they’ve tabled this bill at the last minute.”
Major outstanding issues remain on the table for members of the civil service in Nova Scotia.
Improvements to collective agreement approved by the membership.