New contract reached for Legal Services Society workers in B.C.
“Unemployment is still unacceptably high and corporations that received tax breaks to create jobs are hoarding cash instead. But the government prefers to demonize the victims of the recession." - Ken Georgetti, CLC President.
“It is our hope that the next finance minister will come to work for the 99 per cent, not the one per cent. For a change.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“The agreement could take away the province’s ability to promote cutting edge value-added industries” says co-author John Jacobs.
"Hopefully it will be a wakeup call as well for all levels of government to ensure that public policies on issues such as child care and elder care are a priority.” - James Clancy, Natio
We’re pleased the paramedics can put this behind them, and I know they’re looking forward now to continuing the important work of providing timely pre-hospital care to Winnipeggers.”
“Whatever final form it takes Ontario Place must be a place for all the people of Ontario and not just for John Tory and his Bay Street friends.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Members receive four per cent wage increases over two years, in addition to other improvements.
Proper government funding needed for programs that support vulnerable families. Picketing will occur in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Kamloops, Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Cranbrook and Vernon on February 6 and February 7.
NUPGE celebrates Black History Month honouring those who have fought for equality and justice everywhere.
Toronto vigil to remember that, as of February 6, 2013, Leonard Peltier will have unjustly spent a total of 13,505 days in some of the worst prisons in the U.S.
Groups issue a joint statement ahead of two-day meeting between European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast.
The National Union is encouraging all Canadians, especially those living in a Conservative riding to contact their MP to urge them to support this desperately needed housing strategy. UPDATED
Canada's poor performance on income inequality, poverty and environment is very troubling, says NUPGE
A new report by the Conference Board of Canada says Canada is falling short in addressing these critical issues.
The tentative agreement covers more than 17,000 health science professionals who deliver health care services in B.C. hospitals and communities.
Many improvements contained in new contract to benefit members across the board.
The union will be holding two information sessions for members to attend to ask questions about the strike vote and conciliation process.
National Union wants Harper government to join with its European counterparts in implementing an FTT.
Tell the wireless industry to stop gauging consumers. Tell the CRTC what you want to see in the new wireless Code of Conduct: http://consultation.crtc.gc.ca/
The public has a right to know and needs to know result of HQCA investigation.
President of the Korean Government Employees’ Union (KGEU), Kim Jungnam, went on a hunger strike on January 15 in protest of the dismissal of 137 workers, including the KGEU General Secretary and President, for their trade union activities.
"This new collective agreement offers strong wage improvements and some important new language to ensure progress is made with key issues in the workplace." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Health-care union fears other programs may be cut.
BCGEU/NUPGE members have not taken the decision to strike lightly. Members are seeking a fair and reasonable settlement. The main issues are wages and employer demands for concessions.
The outstanding issues are job security, contracting out of bargaining unit work, scheduling and availability. Monetary issues also remain unresolved. UPDATED