“Today, our bargaining team showed that we’re ready to negotiate a fair deal, and we’re pleased to see that we’ve forced the employer to do the same." — Michele Thorn, President of OPSEU Local 454, and Chair of the CAS bargaining team
“HSAA/NUPGE will be keeping a close eye on where that money is spent to ensure it goes to the frontlines where it’s needed.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
The 6,500 members represented by the Council of Health Care Unions need to send Stephen McNeil a message that he direct the employers to take bargaining seriously and get a deal done.
"Far too often across the province there are no ambulances to respond when emergency calls come in...Imagine what would happen if there was a large-scale emergency.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
When the B.C. government decided to undertake a significant review of the provincial wildfire and flood response earlier this year, the BCGEU/NUPGE initiated a wide consultation of members to document the various ways they had been affected by the unprecedented fire and flood season.
In a time when anti-immigration and racist sentiments have been parading as nationalism, we need to recognize how expanded powers in the name of national security can have detrimental effects on our society as a whole.
What the EU Court of Auditors found was that, even though the public were paying €1.5 billion for cost overruns, they were also providing investors with returns of up to 14 per cent.
“Our public air services are safe, efficient, and they deliver tremendous value. It’s simple – the public model works. It’s not clear what problem the government is trying to solve with its privatization push." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Nearly 2 weeks ago, a strong majority of these workers voted in favour of going on strike if the employer insists on a collective agreement that allows for contracting out.
Fredericton (19 March 2018) — With the September election approaching, the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) approached J.P. Lewis, a professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick inSaint John for his preliminary take on a few issues.
Code Census happens when the emergency department is so overcrowded it is deemed unsafe. Staff in other departments then have 30 minutes to prepare to accept more patients in order to free up beds in emergency.
“The last thing we want to do is go on strike. But we need to send a very clear message: we will stand up for the services we provide." — Carl Brisson, mental health worker and Chair of OPSEU Local 426’s Valoris bargaining team
The Chinese government recently announced that they are taking control of Anbang due to insolvency, alleged corruption, and fraud.