Federal government walks away from bargaining says union prompting strike talk

first_imgOTTAWA — The country’s biggest public-sector union says it’s preparing for potential post-election strike action after accusing the government of walking away from contract talks affecting more than 70,000 federal employees.The Public Service Alliance of Canada had gone back to the bargaining table on Sept. 1, and was sounding optimistic as late as yesterday that a tentative deal could be reached for administrative employees that account for roughly half of the union’s 140,000 members.Despite six continuous days of bargaining, however, the union said Treasury Board negotiators failed to produce an adequate wage offer.PSAC added that the proposals didn’t come close to the union’s demands of compensation for federal employees affected by the government’s failed Phoenix pay system.And with a federal election call expected any day, PSAC said there is little chance that bargaining would resume before the Oct. 21 vote.While negotiations could continue after that, the union said it would begin preparations for possible strike action, which would not happen before the new year. Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

TCI Death investigation launched man found dead in apartment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 13, 2017 – Providenciales – A death investigation is launched now into the discovery of the body of an adult male in an apartment unit in Kew Town; the discovery happened Tuesday night.    It is said the man had been missing for days, it is said the man is a former customs officer and was last known to be a security guard at Beaches Resort.It was just before 10pm that officers swarmed the apartment block, and it remains unclear at this point if foul play is suspected.#MagneticMediaNews#malefounddeadinprovoapartment Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #malefounddeadinprovoapartmentlast_img

Forrest urges the Scots to go for the jugular

first_imgHat-trick hero James Forrest has urged Scotland to go and make the most of their European Championship campaign after topping their Nations League group.Scotland will know their opponents when the draw is made in Dublin on Sunday but are guaranteed a play-off semi-final.“Now we know we have the playoffs we can have a real crack at the qualifier,” the 27-year-old told the Herald.“The manager and the staff will tell us to put this stage of it to bed and now get ready for the games ahead. A lot of people have been indifferent about the Nations League but it has been competitive games and a great chance to qualify.“From the outset, we aimed to top the group and we have done that, so the momentum will be there heading into the qualifiers.“What we have done over the last ten days will give us plenty of confidence and everyone is looking forward to the draw now. We will find out who we’ll be playing but with the way we have performed, so attacking, creating chances and scoring goals we will fancy our chances against anyone.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“The group has been working hard – we have to keep it going now.”Forrest secured Scotland’s top spot in the Nations League table in historic fashion; the winger became the first Celtic player to score a hat-trick for Scotland for 110 years, with Jimmy Quinn was the last Celt to achieve the same feat.It took his tally to five goals in two games for Scotland and to 11 goals in his last 11 appearances for both Celtic and Scotland. He would be forgiven for feeling this morning that he could spin gold from straw given the fortune he has enjoyed of late.“It was incredible, I’m absolutely buzzing,” he smiled. “It was great scoring my first goals for Scotland the other night so to come to Hampden and get a hat-trick is the stuff of dreams really. It’s up there with everything else I’ve done with Celtic.“I only got my first goals the other day [for Scotland] and now I have five, it’s pretty crazy really. I just want to kick on again from here, get as many caps as I can and hopefully get as many goals as I can.“I just have to keep working hard, play well for Celtic and when we meet up with Scotland again I hope I’m still playing with as much confidence.”last_img read more

Schmeichel Pogba hasnt won a war at Man United

first_imgManchester United great Peter Schmeichel insists Paul Pogba mustn’t be allowed to think he’s bigger than the club and backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to extract the Frenchman’s full potentialAfter being left out of Mourinho’s final game in charge of United in their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, Pogba was restored to the starting line-up for Solskjaer’s debut at Cardiff City.The World Cup winner responded with an incisive display that saw him provide two assists as United stormed to a convincing 5-1 win.But Schmeichel cautioned United against allowing Pogba to think he’s bigger than them.“Mourinho did put himself in the limelight, not in the correct way or the way that you want the United manager to be,” Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live.“There were stories about the manager being at war with certain players. That’s happened many times, but the club has always been able to deal with that in the dressing room.“I want to see Pogba being a United player as good as everything else he does in life.“He’s absolutely brilliant on social media, and he’s projecting himself to be this incredibly important player.“We’ve seen it at Juventus, we’ve seen it with France, we haven’t seen it with Manchester United and what’s really important here is that no player, regardless of how much money they make, how much they’ve been bought for, has ever been bigger than the club or the manager.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“This has been now portrayed like Pogba has won a war, this doesn’t work for me, that cannot happen for United.“It’s now really important that the club deal with this situation. Pogba, or any other player, cannot be bigger than the club.”Night, Reds ❤️ #MUFC pic.twitter.com/dXl0HGR3FD— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 22, 2018However, the former Danish goalkeeper expects old United team-mate Solskjaer to be the man to get Pogba to perform to his expected levels.“Ole is definitely a different personality and a different direction,” Schmeichel added.“He’s stuck to the tradition and the history of the club, and respected it all the way, and had a great run as reserve coach for the club, and this is significant, because he was dealing with players like Pogba and Jesse Lingard, and these players that seem to be the players that Mourinho had problems with.“I think this is key, and the brief that Ole has got is to tame that situation, make someone like Pogba play to the potential that we know already that he has got.”last_img read more

University City man jailed for allegedly murdering roommate

first_img Posted: July 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom July 9, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A University City man was behind bars Tuesday for allegedly killing his roommate during an argument at their home near Rose Canyon Open Space Park.Brandon Ganskow, 34, was booked on suspicion of murder on Monday afternoon, about eight hours after 56-year old Kevin Crosthwaite was found dead at their shared residence in the 5300 block of Bothe Avenue, according to San Diego police.Patrol officers responding to a report of a medical emergency at the home just north of state Route 52 and east of Interstate 5 found the body of Crosthwaite, who had suffered “obvious” upper body trauma, Lt. Anthony Dupree said.Investigators determined that the alleged slaying took place during “some sort of altercation” between the two men, according to Dupree.The lieutenant declined to comment on the cause of Crosthwaite’s death or the reason for the fight between him and Ganskow, whose 57-year-old mother also lives at the home the men shared.Ganskow was being held without bail at San Diego Central Jail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, University City man jailed for allegedly murdering roommatelast_img read more