Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur must immediately apologize for blaming correctional staff for violence by inmates at London’s Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC), says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.
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by Ontario Public Service Employees Union | Jan. 27, 2013: TORONTO – The president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union has congratulated Kathleen Wynne on her victory in the Ontario Liberal Party leadership race and is calling on her to make fairness the guiding principle of her government when she becomes the province’s first-ever . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: OPSEU congratulates Wynne, calls for commitment to “the 99 per cent”
by Ontario Public Service Employees Union | Jan. 24, 2013 TORONTO – Unionized provincial government employees have ratified a new two-year collective agreement with their employer, the Government of Ontario. The two-year collective agreement covers 36,000 direct provincial government employees. Under the agreement, employees are subjected to a two-year wage freeze, but significant improvements were . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Ontario Public Service workers ratify new 2-year collective agreement
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), one of Canada’s largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members, is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to meet with hunger striking Chief Theresa Spence. The Chief of the northern Ontario First Nation reserve of Attawapiskat began a hunger strike here in Ottawa on Tuesday to . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: National labor union urges Harper to meet with hunger striking Chief Theresa Spence