London, Ont. – August 4, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1006A members and allies from across Southwestern Ontario were out in full force on July 30 to participate in London’s Pride parade.
“The essential work of our members has been recognized by the commission and they've asked to hear from them directly” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Toronto – August 3, 2017 – August 9 marks the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, a day to honour the rich cultures and traditions of Indigenous peoples around the world.
“The province passed the Pay Equity Act in 1987. Thirty years later, some employers still haven’t complied with the law. And when they finally do, some victimize clients and workers” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
PEIUPSE is looking into federal funding requirements for the new health accord dollars, as well as what can be done to prevent these new initiatives from leading us down the road of privatization of our public services.
Chicoutimi, Que. – August 2, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at La Charpenterie in Chicoutimi, Quebec have unanimously voted to join the National Defence Fund (NDF).
Growing concern that vested interests will scuttle this small but important step towards a fairer tax system.
North Bay, Ont. – August 1, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 175 members working at the Best Western North Bay Hotel & Conference Centre have unanimously voted in favour of a new collective agreement.
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are driving privatisation on a global scale. They pose a very real threat to public sector services and may even prevent attempts to re-nationalise when privatisation fails.
“Why would we start from scratch like this when Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries already has the infrastructure, expertise and proven dedication to social responsibility as well as a track record of managing the sale of a controlled substance safely and responsibly?” — MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky