Toronto – December 1, 2018 – Each year on December 3, the world recognizes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote the rights and well-being of the millions of people across the globe living with disabilities.
The December Newsletter is now available.
Continuing with their cuts to the Civil Service, the Manitoba Government has announced that it will be eliminating eight translator positions as of March 29, 2019, which also happens to be the date that the “no lay-off” clause of the current Civil Service collective agreement expires.
Recently, the Pallister Government announced that it plans to change occupational safety and health regulations in several key areas in order to harmonize standards with other provinces. They claim the purpose is “to reduce barriers to interprovincial trade and increase labour mobility, while maintaining protections for workers.”
New Westminster, B.C. – November 30, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 1518 President Ivan Limpright is stepping down after 34 years of service to the union. “The opportunity to serve the membership and to lead Local 1518 has been an absolute honour and privilege,” says Limpright.
(Ottawa — 30 November 2018) Delegates attending the 85th Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council meeting unanimously adopted a motion condemning the Ontario Conservative government for canceling plans for the Université de l’Ontario français without consulting Franco-Ontarians.
In a letter to Premier Doug Ford, CAUT echoes concerns expressed by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations’ (OCUFA) about plans to cancel the promised French-language University without first consulting Francophone students, parents, and the academic community.
“We ask you and your government to hold, with respect to the linguistic rights of minorities, consultations with all the relevant stakeholders, and most importantly, with the Francophone community of Ontario before making a final decision on the future of a French university in Ontario,” writes CAUT executive director David Robinson.
CAUT is the national voice of 72,000 academic and general staff at 125 universities and colleges across the country.
Despite evidence that privatizing air services will compromise safety and quality, the provincial government announced today that they will contract out water bomber services.
Toronto – November 29, 2018 – Food banks were established over 30 years ago as a short-term solution to addressing hunger in Canada.
NUPGE unequivocally stands in solidarity with the members of UNIFOR and all workers employed at GM’s Oshawa Assembly plant.
This is not the first Special Operating Agency to be shut down by the Pallister government. The Green Manitoba Eco Solutions agency was shuttered, and the Pineland Forest Nursery will end operations by the end of the year.