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MGEU Member Survey to Begin November 13

Manitoba Government & General Employees Union -

Starting November 13 (for the next 2-3 weeks), the MGEU will be undertaking the annual survey of its membership to determine members’ attitudes on a number of crucial issues facing those in the public sector. Any member of the MGEU that is asked to participate will be contacted by phone and information collected for the survey will be kept personal and anonymous.

MGEU Member Survey to Begin Next Week

Manitoba Government & General Employees Union -

Starting next week (for the next 2-3 weeks), the MGEU will be undertaking the annual survey of its membership to determine members’ attitudes on a number of crucial issues facing those in the public sector. Any member of the MGEU that is asked to participate will be contacted by phone and information collected for the survey will be kept personal and anonymous.

The cost of a T-shirt

NUPGE -

Workers allege that when they develop injuries, the company engages in harassment in order to force them to quit. They say that when they ask to be relocated to other factory positions, their requests are often met with delay or denial.

UNBCFA on strike

CAUT -

(Ottawa – November 7, 2019) Members of the University of Northern British Columbia Faculty Association (UNBC-FA) are on strike after negotiations with the employer broke off earlier today. Picket lines are up at the UNBC campuses in Prince George and Terrace.

Faculty Association president Stephen Rader says the employer is demanding concessions on maternity/parental leave, seniority/right of first refusal, and tenure and promotion.

"The faculty association is disappointed to find our members on the picket line again, and remains committed to negotiating a fair contract."

MAHCP updates portfolios for LROs

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals -

As the Association works through the changes that will be occurring with the new members coming to us as a result of the recent representation votes, it has become necessary to temporarily assign different LROs to some portfolios.

The changes are as follows:

Gill Gagné, our newest MAHCP Labour Relations Officer (LRO), assumed Jocelyn House on Nov. 4, 2019.

LRO Cory Szczepanski will assume Victoria General Hospital on Nov. 12, 2019.

MAHCP continues with its recruitment efforts and once we have recruited the complement necessary to provide the best service to our members, permanent portfolios will be announced

For a full list of current portfolios, please visit https://mahcp.ca/about/staff-2/

Final day for submissions to support Northern Pulp jobs

Unifor -

Public consultations on the replacement effluent treatment facility project at Northern Pulp in Pictou, Nova Scotia, closes tomorrow, Friday, November 8.

“We have one last chance to get our members, particularly our 23,000 forestry members, to write supportive comments and save 230 good-paying, rural, Unifor-members’ jobs,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “This replacement facility will be an improvement the community needs and will support more than 2,700 jobs in the forestry sector across the province.”

Members are encouraged to read the Member Guide to Submitting Comments in the Northern Pulp Environmental Assessment for a quick how-to, and read our campaign page at unifor.org/NSforestry for more details.

“Without this new facility, the mill will be forced to close,” said Linda MacNeil, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director. “Unifor solidarity is incredible and right now our members in Pictou need that support.”

Comments can be submitted until midnight November 8 on the Nova Scotia Environment website, or by email at ea@novascotia.ca.

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