Mar 05, 2009 -
The Cradle Will Rock – A Piece of Labour History
From March 10 -12, Nelson McIntyre Collegiate in Winnipeg presents Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock. This thought-provoking musical from 1937 addresses a number of social issues including corruption, corporate greed, and strike breaking in the 1930s.
Mar 02, 2009 -
Equality and Human Rights Activists Meet in Ottawa
Equality and human rights activists from Components of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) met in Ottawa last Friday to discuss how to defend and expand equality and human rights at work during the current economic downturn.
Mar 02, 2009 -
2009 International Women's Day
The Canadian theme for International Women’s Day 2009 is “Strong Leadership. Strong Women. Strong World: Equality.”
Feb 26, 2009 -
A Hazard in any Workplace: Soft Tissue Injuries
Friday, February 27th, 2009 marks Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) awareness day. On this awareness day the National Union joins labour unions across Canada to urge employers to take these soft tissue injuries seriously.
Feb 23, 2009 -
Pass Stronger Climate Targets By Summer, Coalition of NGOs Urge
NUPGE endorses an open letter to Parliament that challenges MPs to accept climate change targets based on Science.
Feb 13, 2009 -
Cash Compensation for Former Federal Employees
Former federal government workers who were transferred to provincial governments in 1992, 1997 and 1998 under the terms of an employee transfer agreement may be entitled to cash compensation under the terms of settlement of a recently settled federal human rights complaint.
Feb 02, 2009 -
Unions and Employers Weigh Options On Disbursement
In September 2007, a review of the Public Service Group Insurance Fund revealed an actuarial surplus of approximately $10 million. Based on past practice, the Superannuation Liaison Negotiating Committee (made up of unions, like the MGEU, who represent members participating in the Civil Service Superannuation plan), and the Employer Advisory Committee (made up of participating employers) decided to distribute the employee portion of this surplus to members and increase the paid-up insurance for retirees from $4500 to $5000. Both sides agreed that the employer portion of the surplus would be dealt with at a later date.
Jan 28, 2009 -
Stimulus too timid; tax cuts ineffective -- NUPGE
Ottawa (27 Jan. 2009) – The Harper government has let Canadians down again with a stimulus package that is short on the bold investments needed to boost the economy, create jobs and protect vulnerable families, says the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).
Jan 28, 2009 -
Budget 2009: The Government's Plan for Troubled Times
Yesterday the Federal Government handed down the much-anticipated 2009 budget. As many suspected, the two-year $64 billion stimulus package is not aimed squarely at one target but spread amongst many groups, regions and projects.
Jan 26, 2009 -
Stress of Balancing Personal Life with Work Life Continues to Grow
Balancing responsibilities at work and at home is a greater stressor for women. Although, all working people report they are suffering from more stress related to balancing responsibilities at work and at home, the greater burden is falling on women. Statistics reveal that women bear the brunt of duties associated with child care, are the primary caregivers for the elder care of aging parents and are responsible for the majority of household chores.