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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed top tax rates are also consistent with those recently proposed by one of Canada’s most prominent economists.
"Organizing isn’t a suspicious activity, it is a constitutional right fully given to workers. I demand the Premier and his government back off." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Working people have had enough. Enough of being sidelined, enough of low wages and enough of unfulfilled promises of job creation which put at risk India’s economic development. The global trade union movement stands side-by-side with our sisters and brothers in India.” — Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC
“With the expiration of the no-layoff clause, there are now no checks and balances on the government’s public service cut and privatization agenda. This now adds up to about 150 privatized positions in just the last few months from this government.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) finds that the gap between Canada's corporate elite and the average worker is still immense. The study also finds a significant disparity based on gender at all levels of employment.
"The Ford government is willfully violating the Charter rights of the Power Workers of Ontario and is trampling on the collective bargaining process by ending a strike that has not even started." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Union says policy recommendations will improve life for B.C. tenants, but report does not move forward on other important issues.
Given that workers and retirees worked decades to earn their pensions, they should not be left at the back of the line.
“The hospital is resorting to censorship to prevent our members from speaking up about sexism and injustice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
NUPGE calls on all MPs to pass at second reading: “a ground-breaking piece of legislation in defense of human rights and corporate standards.”
"These workers stuck together to set the industry standard. Our members told Gateway they needed to do better this time and, in the end, they achieved solid contracts with significant wage increases and many other ground-breaking provisions." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer
“It looks like this government is putting corporate interests ahead of public safety. But there’s still time to fix it, and OPSEU/NUPGE members will keep up the fight to hold them accountable.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Vancouver (12 Dec. 2018) — Details of the tentative agreement reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) for the term of April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2022, are now available for review by members of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE).
The current regulations were brought in following a number of heartbreaking tragedies, such as the death of 2-year-old Eva Ravikovich, who died in 2013 after being left in an SUV for hours on a hot summer day.
“OPSEU Local 345 is 98 per cent women, and it’s the only local at the hospital that’s being targeted with a wage freeze." — Eddy Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasuer
The report recognizes the challenges faced by frontline social workers and that "their ability to conduct their duties is only as strong as the resources available to them."
"The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has always held the belief that labour rights are human rights. It's a core value that inspires our work every day." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“It kind of shows you the state of where our provincial government’s priorities are at when they’re more interested in supporting a for-profit weed farm than investing in the future of our forests.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Final text weakens and nullifies protections against work discrimination