Several members of the New Brunswick Union have headed to Fort McMurray, Alberta to help the community in the wake of the devastating wildfires. Many of the people affected have ties to New Brunswick.
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NUPGE calls on the federal and all provincial and territorial governments to join the provinces of Quebec and Ontario in prohibiting for-profit corporations that pay for blood and plasma donations.
At a time when the Newfoundland and Labrador government is saying they have no money for libraries, they do have the cash to hire a law firm for over $350 an hour to handle public sector negotiations.
Only 4 months into the new year and British Columbia has already seen 143 wildfires by April 19.
The court found that the Ontario government's Bill 115, Putting Students First Act, imposed in the fall of 2012, was a violation of collective bargaining rights of educational workers.
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Privatization at Newfoundland and Labrador's health authority is causing big headaches. The four companies that replaced union workers is stonewalling vital freedom of information requests.
In a move to further privatize his ministry's functions, Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray is considering involving the for-profit sector in carrying out inspections.
NAPE President Jerry Earle: "We have Premier Dwight Ball on the record there and in the media several times since committing to no privatization of public services. We intend to keep him to his word."
Liberal budgets since the recession have focused on cutting public services and pouring money into privatized infrastructure projects.