“This memorial will be a place where families can remember their loved ones and where the public can thank them for their public service. ” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“We look forward to meeting with the government to make sure that the significant investment negotiated with Ottawa by the previous government will go into addressing these issues.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Las Vegas, Nevada – September 25, 2017 – Hundreds of UFCW activists and allies from across Canada and the United States recently gathered in Las Vegas for the 2017 United Latinos Educational Conference, where participants shared ideas and strategies on how to empower Latino workers and build Latino pride within UFCW and the North American labour movement.
Meaford, Ont. – September 23, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1006A members working at Canada Catering in Meaford, Ontario have ratified their first collective agreement, which brings wage increases and a new health and welfare benefit plan.
Mental Health First Aid Canada trainingis being offered at no cost to employees.
The next scheduled course is this October. It is scheduled over four mornings: October 17, 19, 23 & 25, from 8:45am-12:00pm each day. (Attendance at all dates required).
At Western, mental health issues affect our staff, faculty, students and their friends and families. In fact, one in four Canadian workers will experience a mental health issue within the next 12 months, and 500,000 are absent from work on any given day due to a mental health problem.
Participants in the course will learn how to help someone showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. To date over 900 Western leaders, faculty and staff have completed the Mental Health First Aid certification program.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cara Carson, Learning & Development, Western, at email@example.com.
"Battling climate change will not only create thousands of good jobs for Albertans, it will also improve our communities. For these reasons, climate change is a core issue for HSAA/NUPGE.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
"The Extra-Mural Program, as it stands now, is a crown jewel of health care. We can't understand why the government would try and fix something that's not broken." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
The Peace Officer Memorial Foundation has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise the remaining funds needed to make the peace officer memorial a reality. On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the 19th Annual Provincial Police and Peace Officers Memorial service will be held at the Manitoba Legislature at 11 am.
The Peace Officer Memorial Foundation has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise the remaining funds needed to make the peace officer memorial a reality.On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the 19th Annual Provincial Police and Peace Officers Memorial service will be held at the Manitoba Legislature at 11 am.
Calgary – September 22, 2017 – Earlier this year, Alberta’s former Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties voted to join forces and form the United Conservative Party (UCP) in order to liberate Alberta from the NDP government they claim Alberta voters accidently elected.
(Ottawa – 22 September, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has launched a national survey of contract academic staff (CAS) at Canadian universities, colleges and polytechnics.
The study seeks to understand the working experiences of the thousands of academic staff who are hired to teach on a temporary basis every year, in order to help improve their employment conditions and inform public policy.
“Ever-growing numbers of teachers at Canada’s colleges and universities are trapped in precarious contract and part-time work, creating serious implications not just for CAS, but for regular academic staff and students,” says CAUT Director of Research and Political Action, Pam Foster. “CAUT has launched this survey because it’s important we learn more about the impacts of casualization.”
The survey is open until November 1st to people who had a teaching contract at a polytechnic, college or university in Canada in 2016/17.
Lisa Keller, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers
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“While NUPGE supports closing the private corporation tax loophole, we can’t afford to lose sight of the fact that closing one loophole is not enough to make our tax system fair.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President