Saint-Ludger de Beauce, Qué. – August 9, 2017 – Jean Bélanger is one of eighteen UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winners for 2016.
“Paid blood donation will harm our voluntary system and puts patients’ health and safety at risk”, said NUPGE President, Larry Brown. “Governments must heed the Canadian Blood Services warnings and stop licensing these for-profit private clinics.
“College faculty are committed to providing high-quality education for the hundreds of thousands of students who rely on Ontario colleges to prepare them for the rest of their lives. It’s time for management to listen to their expertise on how best to do that.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
“The promise of the peace process in Colombia is under severe threat. Mining companies are moving into indigenous areas and paramilitaries are re-grouping to move into areas which the FARC left under the terms of the peace agreement. The situation is deeply alarming, and the government needs to move quickly to implement the Havana agreements and not allow violence and plunder of natural resources to turn the country back into chaos.” — Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary
"It is now abundantly clear that government is not genuinely interested in reaching an agreement with our members." — NSGEU President Jason MacLean
New Westminster, B.C. – August 8, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1518 members working at Sunrise Poultry plants across British Columbia have recently achieved a historic new contract that brings strong gains to members.
“The evidence clearly shows that people pushing privatization over-sell and under-deliver." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
“The size of the gap between what the cash flows for the three hospital projects show and what Partnerships BC claimed shows why the public needs access to all information regarding P3s and other privatization schemes” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Calgary – August 5, 2017 – Members of Alberta’s Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties recently voted to create a new hard-right conservative party called the United Conservative Party (UCP), and will now select a new leader in the fall.
August 4, 2017
A message from the Negotiations Team:
The UWOSA Negotiationg Team has a tentative collective agreement with Western’s Administration.
According to our Constitution and Bylaws 16.2.2, “An information meeting(s) for all of the UWOSA constituents as defined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board Certificate will be called before a contract ratification vote is taken.”
Details of the tentative new agreement will be provided at an Information Meeting for the Purpose of a Contract Ratification Vote.
Watch your email and this website for specific details next week.
We wish to again thank the membership for all of their support throughout this process.
Meg Perinpanayagam, Nikki Grozelle, Evan Wiley, James Taron, and Karen McDonald
“The idea that it is in any way acceptable to scrap defined benefit pension plans so hedge fund managers and others can make a quick buck is one reason income inequality is a growing problem.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer