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Bad for readers, bad for newsroom workers

Rank and File - latest news - Fri, 2017-04-14 05:00
By Robert Devet KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – The acquisition of 27 papers in four Atlantic provinces by the SaltWire Network Inc., a newly formed parent company of the Chronicle Herald, is bad news for readers and newsroom workers both. And it’s a low blow to the… Read More
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Equality at work: PSAC’s National Equity Conference discuss issues and strategies

PSAC - Thu, 2017-04-13 20:18
More than 500 PSAC members from five equity groups and their allies attended the union’s triennial National Equity Conferences in Toronto last month to raise awareness, deepen their knowledge and strategize around issues of discrimination and...
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Swift Current in Action – Stop the Cuts!

SEIU West - Thu, 2017-04-13 18:45
We invite you to join SEIU-West members and COPE 397 by participating in two important events happening in Swift Current in April...
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PSAC members ratify new agreements with Treasury Board

PSAC - Thu, 2017-04-13 16:18
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada working for Treasury Board have accepted new collective agreements that contain no concessions for four bargaining units representing more than 100,000 workers. The majority of members in the Program...
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Main Street Project funding cut – at least 8 people laid off

Today the MGEU learned that Main Street Project (MSP) has had its funding cut and eight MGEU members have been given their layoff notices. It is possible that two more members may be affected by the cuts.

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ACC confirms seven MGEU members to lose their jobs

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the federal government’s recent decision to reduce funding for English as a Second Language programs in the Brandon region at Assiniboine Community College (ACC) will go ahead, and seven MGEU members will lose their jobs on April 21st.

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ACC confirms six MGEU members to lose their jobs

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the federal government’s recent decision to reduce funding for English as a Second Language programs in the Brandon region at Assiniboine Community College (ACC) will go ahead, and six MGEU members will lose their jobs on April 21st.

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Victory: Queen’s University members win child care benefits

PSAC - Thu, 2017-04-13 14:18
For the first time in Canadian history, Postdoctoral Scholars have won a collective agreement with provisions for child care benefits. An overwhelming majority of Postdoctoral Scholars of PSAC local 901 strongly supported the bargaining demand for...
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MAHCP President’s message on further meetings with WRHA officials

 

Yesterday, an urgent meeting of our MAHCP’s Executive Council was held to deal with the multiple changes coming to Health Care in Manitoba.

Directors were given the opportunity to share the concerns and questions that each of them are hearing from the members in their facilities and areas. Our Labour Relations staff have also been fielding many questions from members.

We are setting up further meetings with the WRHA where we will be relaying to them all of the questions and concerns being brought forward by our membership. These are some of the questions that we will be seeking to answer:

  • How does closing emergency departments improve access for Manitobans to care?
  • What will happen to the people in my community with no Emergency department?
  • If I work in one of the closing facilities, what happens to my position? Will there be inter-facility bumping? If so, how will that work? Will there be layoffs?
  • If I work in a department in one of the remaining facilities and other members transfer in, how does that affect my position?
  • Why does there appear to be a lack of planning to expand the capacity in each of the 3 remaining facilities to match the increased demand?
  • What about Manitobans from Rural and Northern Manitoba who rely on emergency services that are only available in Winnipeg? Is capacity in those areas being expanded?

These are only some of the questions that I am sure members have. As we gather more information from the Employer, we will certainly be sharing that with members as soon as possible.

The final point I would like to address is what some members have been told by their individual management and/or human resources teams regarding this “plan” to close ERs.

No-one from MAHCP was involved in any way whatsoever in the decision to close emergency rooms. This decision was based on one specific recommendation from the recently released Peachey report. The government and the WRHA have ignored the related recommendation that this can only be beneficial if capacity in the remaining facilities is expanded to meet the needs of Manitobans.

MAHCP’s input was that while the system does need improvement, closing facilities without a larger plan is outrageous. MAHCP’s further input was to ensure that the Peachey research team contemplated the contribution of all Allied Health employees in any of their recommendations, given that for years, health workforce planning ended after the conversation about Doctors and Nurses.

We all know that health care depends on our members in every single Allied Health profession. We cannot and will not watch our members continue to have their already onerous workloads increased by a short-sighted, budget-based, decision to close facilities. We already do more with less.

Lastly, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you, our members, and your loved ones a safe and happy Easter, and my deepest thanks to those members working through this weekend.

In Solidarity,

Bob Moroz
MAHCP President

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Investigation delays deepen crisis in corrections in Ontario

NUPGE - Thu, 2017-04-13 10:05

“Suspending scores of officers for indeterminate periods of time is not solving the crisis in corrections, it’s making it worse.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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The Road Ahead for Ontario’s Fight for $15

Rank and File - latest news - Thu, 2017-04-13 06:00
By Doug Nesbitt About 200 people from across southern Ontario, and as far north as Sudbury and North Bay gathered in Toronto on March 31-April 1 for a provincial strategy session of the Fight for $15 and Fairness. It was a great two days of… Read More
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PSAC demands fair treatment for RCMP civilian employees

PSAC - Wed, 2017-04-12 20:18
Robyn Benson, National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), on behalf of PSAC and its component, the Union of Solicitor General Employees (USGE), sent a letter to the President of the Treasury Board, Minister Scott Brison, to raise...
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Global: ITUC calls for asbestos trade crackdown

LabourStart - Wed, 2017-04-12 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
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Global: IndustriALL campaign against asbestos targets Rotterdam Convention

LabourStart - Wed, 2017-04-12 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
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Australia: How asbestos industry targeted developing countries- and what can be done about it

LabourStart - Wed, 2017-04-12 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Inside Story
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Win of the Week! April 9-15

SEIU West - Wed, 2017-04-12 17:30
After being denied an internal position in the interview process, one SEIU-West member asked why. SEIU-West conducted an investigation and found there really wasn’t a good reason for the denial. The employer agreed to award our member the position and committed to evaluating their interview process with us, so this injustice isn’t repeated. SEIU-West has got your back!
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Letter to the Editor: Struggling with the lack of empathy

SEIU West - Wed, 2017-04-12 17:18
Anyone else lost all confidence in our provincial government? Families and workers are getting hit from all sides due to the recent overwhelming provincial budget cuts to service and tax hikes. We are losing good jobs in many communities at the hand of our government. One MLA was quoted as saying ‘we have too many libraries.’ Government’s disrespect for higher learning is further demonstrated by cuts to funding in both K-12 education and our universities. Families who have children with special needs are losing much-needed resources (that we previously thought were scarce) and seniors have been hit hard with a loss of services like the STC and a huge increase in costs for long term care.
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#SKBuget – Education Infographic to Share

SEIU West - Wed, 2017-04-12 17:17
Information is power - share this information and encourage your networks to write/call their MLA!
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