Labour Rights

26 Nov 2015

Request for Proposals (RFP) for highways maintenance in the East Kootenay does not include successorship for our members. Will likely result in loss of dedicated and trained employees.

10 Nov 2015

"With Prime Minister Trudeau, we seem to have an opportunity to put the concerns of working Canadians back on the agenda. It’s up to us to seize that opportunity and ensure our concerns stay on the agenda." — NUPGE National President James Clancy

OTTAWA (10 Nov. 2015) – The National Union is congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for recommitting this morning to repeal two recent anti-labour laws, and also for taking an important symbolic step towards rebuilding trust between the federal government and the country’s workers.

21 Oct 2015

“The Premier should offer a sincere apology for his government’s reckless actions and for the harm done to union members and all working people." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

06 Oct 2015

"The global focus this year is on ending corporate greed, eliminating precarious work and formalising informal jobs, as well as living minimum wages." — Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

11 Aug 2015

OPSEU member activists show their support for World Breastfeeding Week at an event in Sault Ste. Marie.

20 Jul 2015

"If we marshal our considerable resources and energy, I believe we can stop the proposed bill before it becomes law." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU.

08 Jul 2015

In rhyming couplets and a clever schematic, the latest Why Unions Matter winners remind us that by standing together, we keep the worst of capitalism at bay.

Ottawa (08 July 2015) — Greed and power can get the worst of anyone. The two most recent winners of the $1,000 Why Unions Matter contest look at the ways in which unions help keep greed and power in check.

30 Jun 2015

“This truly is a sad day for Canadian democracy. It speaks volumes to the disrespect this government has for democracy and the rule of law when Prime Minister Harper personally direct these undemocratic tactics to ensure that Bill C-377 passes the Senate in order to appeal to the Conservatives’ right-wing base.” — James Clancy, NUPGE President

17 Jun 2015

School teacher inspired to enter Why Unions Matter contest by the role unions played in the Japanese redress moment

16 Jun 2015

"While legislation of this type is a responsibility of the provincial governments, I believe that this is an area where your office could provide much needed leadership." — James Clancy, National President, NUPGE

Ottawa (16 June 2015) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling on the federal Minister of Labour, Dr. Kellie Leitch, to use her position to encourage provinces to enact pay-before-you-pump legislation.


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