Nova Scotia's Finance Minister suggested a very heavy-handed approach to negotiations during a meeting with the province's public sector unions.
“We know home care clients and their families place a great deal of value on the work we do, so it’s a relief that a tentative deal was reached,” said Michelle Gawronsky, President of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE)
Winnipeg (21 Aug. 2015) — After two years at the bargaining table, the Community Support Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the committee representing employers.
Relief for clients and families
HSABC is holding a solutions-oriented Summit on Violence in the Workplace for its RPN members as a way to address the growing problem of violence in health care settings.
Instead of making the transition of lab services in Medicine Hat smooth and professional, Alberta Health Services has chosen to ask "already stressed and busy workers to jump through hoops — and then apply for the jobs they already do", says Mike Parker, HSAA.
Mike Parker, Vice-President HSAA/NUPGE
After years of warning the Saskatchewan government about problems in its correctional facilities, SGEU is surprised the Minister is still claiming she is unaware of any concerns.
“I am glad that young women like me and other women are protected and represented by unions.”
Ottawa (18 Aug. 2015) — The two young women who are the most recent winners of NUPGE’s Why Unions Matter contest are painfully aware that, in life, the cards are stacked against them.
The Committee has called on Canada to take immediate, coordinated action on the murders and disappearance of Aboriginal women and girls.
OPSEU member activists show their support for World Breastfeeding Week at an event in Sault Ste. Marie.
"If we marshal our considerable resources and energy, I believe we can stop the proposed bill before it becomes law." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU.
In rhyming couplets and a clever schematic, the latest Why Unions Matter winners remind us that by standing together, we keep the worst of capitalism at bay.
Ottawa (08 July 2015) — Greed and power can get the worst of anyone. The two most recent winners of the $1,000 Why Unions Matter contest look at the ways in which unions help keep greed and power in check.
"It preys on those with the least to show"
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