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NUPGE's New forms of Privatization
November 29, 2016
In the last few years, the privatization industry has put a lot of effort into coming up with new ways to privatize public services.
public private partnership
New rules for union certification now in effect in Manitoba
November 22, 2016
On November 10, 2016, new rules for union certification came into effect. These include the absolute elimination of automatic certification.
labour law changes
Labour Day renews our commitment to stand in solidarity for justice and equality
September 6, 2016
For Labour Day, NUPGE takes aim at public sector privatization and reaffirms its history of fighting for and winning the protection of public services.
public sector privatization
U.S. Justice Department ending use of private prisons for federal inmates
August 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is phasing out the use of privately owned prisons for federal prisoners. Over the next 5 years 13 private prison contracts will be reviewed and allowed to expire.
Department of Justice
U.S. prison system
Manitoba Youth Services financial documents raise serious questions
August 15, 2016
In Manitoba, where crisis stabilization workers are on strike, new documents show that there seems to be money for everyone but the front-line staff.
Manitoba Youth Services
Macdonald Youth Services
Trans-Pacific Partnership study shows deak undermines Canada's copyright balance, Internet users
August 5, 2016
A new study shows that the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s proposed intellectual property provisions would dramatically alter the balance between copyright owners and users.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Trans Pacific Partnership
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador tops list of worst privateers in Canada
July 14, 2016
This year's award goes to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for privatizing adult basic education.
newfoundland and labrador
CPP expansion is a good start, but labour will keep fighting for retirement security of all Canadians
June 23, 2016
From the inception of its campaign, the labour movement has been advocating a 100% increase in CPP benefits, but the new government agreement will only see benefits increase by a little more than 33%.
NBU members lend a helping hand to Fort McMurray
May 20, 2016
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.
Fort McMurray Wildfire
Governments and Canadian Blood Services must act to prevent another tainted-blood crisis
May 11, 2016
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.
Canadian Blood Services
for-profit blood collection
tainted blood scandal
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