Cloverdale, B.C. – July 11, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1518 members at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Cloverdale, British Columbia recently ratified a new three-year collective agreement.
“The subsidies that privatization schemes like social impact bonds require are eating up funds that could be spent on front-line services Manitobans need.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Join us in welcoming Olga Sauer as UWOSA's new Business Manager. Olga began in the UWOSA office on July 3, 2017. Some of you may know Olga if you work with graduate students, as Olga had previously worked in the SOGS office for the past 14 years. Olga understands a union cycle and has been a UWOSA member in Computer Science, Chemistry, Internal Medicine, Robarts, and Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation.
"I look forward to working for UWOSA and with the Executive, Steward Council, all the committees and the UWOSA members," Olga said when asked about her new role.
Thank you to the Selection Committee: Lori Johnson, Maureen O'Connell, Shilesh Nene, Heather Guizzetti, and Jackie Windsor who chose the external human resources consulting firm and also to Lori Johnson who sat on the interview panel for all of the candidates.
The Executive Committee thanks all of you for your patience and understanding over the past year and a half as we worked through this process.
"Stopping that P3 hospital isn't just a major victory for Australians, it's a major victory for everybody around the world who understands that public equals better." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"We await PHSA's response and hope they take the opportunity to work with the union to turn things around at this facility, and quickly." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Saulnierville, N.S. – July 10, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 864 members working at Comeau’s Sea Foods in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia have voted to join the National Defence Fund (NDF).
"Manitoba's public sector unions came to the table with practical ideas to help reduce the deficit, but it's clear that the Pallister government was never serious about consulting with anyone." Kevin Rebeck, MFL President