“At their minimum, strong, equitable and accountable social programs are society’s strongest security against crime and exploitation of others,” states Dr. Carolyn Campbell, Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) President.
Community Living and General Services deal includes pay increase, labour market adjustment.
Bargaining committee recommends acceptance of new agreement.
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"The problem of growing inequality can be resolved in two main ways. The first is by transferring wealth from profits to wages and public services. The second is through tax fairness." – Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
The bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the new contract.
In the weeks ahead OPSEU/NUPGE will assess Wynne’s government to see if the new Premier will commit to preserving quality public services in Ontario and ensuring that services are delivered by professional public sector workers.
"Like the government's essential services legislation that has been declared unconstitutional by the courts, this most recent overhaul of workplace laws goes too far," says SGEU President Bob Bymoen.
"The ink is barely dry on the new Master Agreement, and just this past week the government tables legislation that, buried amongst some assorted housekeeping amendments, gives them the ability to remove FPH from direct government," Darryl Walker,BCGEU President.
Bargaining committee recommends acceptance of the new contract.
Pension and bargaining are topics for meeting with NBU President.
Members continue negotiating toward a decent settlement.
Moving stories about the reality of being a developmental services worker and what these contract talks are about.
By voting in favour of Bill C-400, MPs can send a clear message: Canada's housing crisis is worth a discussion and working together to end homelessness is the right thing to do.
"As a union, every worker has a right to be treated with respect and dignity and must have a safe place to make a living, "said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU/NUPGE.
Community organizing and public consultation, in addition to the recommendations from the B.C. Ombudsperson's investigations and reports result in creation of Seniors' Advocate.
“Our members are looking for some headway on two issues most important to the membership; wages and the classification process,” says Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
NAPE extends condolences and lauds heroic efforts in drowning tragedy of conservation and wildlife officer
“It is always sad to hear of the death of a colleague, but when a life is lost on the job it reminds us of the inherent perils and dangers that many workers face as they carry out their jobs.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
Research has shown that women shift workers exposed to light at night are at increased risk for breast cancer.
"But as they say, recognition that there is a problem, and getting a handle on its magnitude, is the first step towards a cure."
In order to provide parents with sufficient time to arrange alternate care for their children, workers will begin job action on March 1.
“Thanks to everyone who came out to support these workers today. Our rally provoked the attention and support these workers deserve. Now let’s get them back to work,” said Kathleen Demareski, OPSEU Negotiator.
"This legislation will re-set the employment table in ways that the people around the Minister’s advisory committee would not have predicted based on the dialogue.”
Made in Dagenham is a dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.