Our communities are facing a crisis
We have more people living on our streets, crowded into our jails, fighting with their addictions, and fending for themselves with mental illness or disabilities. We have more people and more families struggling to get by.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Community Service Workers support us. All we have to do is support them, too.
- B.C Court rules in favour of public health care against for-profit attacksThe courts have again confirmed that private for-profit health care and the 2-tier system it creates would harm our public health care system and not improve patient access. They have ruled in favour of protecting public health care as constitutional and necessary to protect health care that is delivered based… Read More »B.C Court rules in favour of public health care against for-profit attacks
- Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU’s public service members vote in favour of strike in their fight for a fair contract“I couldn’t be happier with this strong result. But it was the lead-up – the five weeks of intensive organizing, pop-up voting sites and mail-in ballot-collecting – that really forced the public service agency to change its tune”-Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU and chair of the union’s bargaining committee.… Read More »Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU’s public service members vote in favour of strike in their fight for a fair contract
- NAPE reaches tentative agreement with Choices for Youth (The Lilly)“We can’t be more impressed with the campaign you led and the inspiration you gave to others across the country. Thank you for showing all of us what dedication and solidarity really look like.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer St. John’s (22 April 2022) The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public… Read More »NAPE reaches tentative agreement with Choices for Youth (The Lilly)
- NAPE members at Choices for Youth (The Lilly) hit the picket Line“We are ready, willing, and able to go back to the table whenever the employer comes to their senses and treats these workers with the respect they deserve for the incredible work they do. While these workers would want nothing more than to provide support, care, and mentorship to the… Read More »NAPE members at Choices for Youth (The Lilly) hit the picket Line
- BCGEU librarians escalate job action“We want to return to negotiations and to work, serving our communities. We know service disruptions from job action are stressful for the community and so members paused job action Thursday in hopes the employer would take our action seriously and send an offer. We’re disappointed that hasn’t happened yet.… Read More »BCGEU librarians escalate job action
- Statistics Canada data shows impact of COVID on essential workersThe hardest hit sector was health care and social services where 13.3% of all workers were absent in January. That represented a 34.3% increase in absences. Ottawa (10 Feb. 2022) — Statistics Canada data released last week provides a clear sense of why the latest COVID-19 variant has been so… Read More »Statistics Canada data shows impact of COVID on essential workers
- NSGEU sees wage increase for continuing care assistants“This significant pay increase is a long-awaited acknowledgment of the value of the crucial work that you do, each and every day.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President Halifax (10 Feb. 2022) —After years of lobbying the government to address the wage disparity of continuing care assistants (CCAs) across the province, the… Read More »NSGEU sees wage increase for continuing care assistants
- End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics — NUPGE supports World AIDS Day“While the world is consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not forget that the HIV/AIDS pandemic is ongoing. World AIDS Day is an important moment to press for continued action to eradicate HIV/AIDS. Understanding the failures made in dealing with AIDS can help us better deal with the current… Read More »End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics — NUPGE supports World AIDS Day
- Global Day of Action: Investment and decent work in Care sector“Our members continue to deliver public health care and social care services throughout the pandemic and other crises, and under extremely challenging circumstances. They have come to be seen as heroes. And they deserve this recognition and our thanks, but they also deserve decent work. That means investment in quality… Read More »Global Day of Action: Investment and decent work in Care sector
- World Mental Health Day – NUPGE calls for immediate action to address mental health crisis“As we approach the second winter of this pandemic, the impacts on mental health are increasing and demand immediate action. Mental health and well-being have long been ignored or met with caring words, followed by little else. This World Mental Health Day, we are demanding governments show their commitment through… Read More »World Mental Health Day – NUPGE calls for immediate action to address mental health crisis