Montreal – July 5, 2017 – A new report exposes recruitment practices that saddle many Guatemalan agricultural workers recruited to Quebec with heavy debt and a fear of complaining about unsafe or unjust working conditions.
Quebec City - July 5, 2017 – Members of UFCW Local 501 at the Bagel Maguire commercial bakery in Quebec City have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement.
Young workers today are facing many social and workplace issues. However, many have taken these challenges as an opportunity to create positive change, and to impact their communities for the better.
People have until the end of the day on Friday August 4, 2017 to apply.
Union says contract is fair and equitable for both sides.
“It’s prudent that the government act now to fill those 400 positions before closing any sites, because until that happens, no improvements to patient care are possible.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Today I attended a press conference with fellow Public Sector union leaders and the Manitoba Federation of Labour on the filing of an Injunction and Statement of Claim against Bill 28: the Public Services Sustainability Act.
MAHCP is a member of the Partnership to Defend Public Services (PDPS). The PDPS represents more than 110,000 workers in Manitoba.
The Public Services Sustainability Act, also known as Bill 28, undermines the process of meaningful, good faith bargaining by preventing public sector unions from negotiating the terms of conditions of employment for public sector workers.
This is a right that we as unions take seriously and are prepared to defend.
A new Probe Research Poll commissioned by the MGEU has found that the majority of Winnipeggers disagree with the Manitoba Governments changes to emergency medical services such as closing emergency rooms.
Today, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky stood in solidarity with the Partnership to Defend Public Services, a coalition that represents over 110,000 workers, to file for an injunction against Bill 28, the Public Services Sustainability Act.
“In this case, the employer cut off all paid sick days — and these are professionals who deal with sick individuals all day long. Can you imagine the risk that poses, both to the nurses and their clients? This kind of action is as mean-spirited as it is irresponsible." — Warren (Smokey)Thomas.
"While this campaign focuses on NAPE/NUPGE members and the businesses that employ them, the broader goal is to support our local economy by encouraging people to buy local.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President