Labour Rights

April 6, 2016

Unions Matter winners help celebrate Earth Day (April 22) and mark the Day of Mourning (April 28).

Ottawa (06 Apr. 2016) — Everybody understands that unions speak up for wages and working conditions, but Grade 12 student Emily Genyn knows that unions are also an important voice for the environment. After all, she writes, "There are no jobs on a dead planet."

April 1, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a right-wing campaign against unions is cause to celebrate. But it’s also a reminder that we can never let down our guard.

February 25, 2016

“There is no better cure for precarious work than giving workers a voice. And there’s no better voice for workers than a union.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 22, 2016

Now, we're looking for entries that touch on why unions matter to women or why unions matter to racial minorities.

February 10, 2016

"If this government really wants to help young workers and interns, it would ensure that their rights to employment standards regulations and protections were included in the Canada Labour Code." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

February 1, 2016

The demise of those bills will be cause for all of us to celebrate. Let’s hope this represents the beginning of a new and important era of respect for labour rights and working people in Canada by our federal government.

January 18, 2016

In honour of Black History Month and Family Day, we’re asking for entries that say why unions matter to African Canadians or why unions matter to your family.

December 18, 2015

Contest winner writes: "Do unions matter? I've got a better question. Do human rights matter?"

December 17, 2015

"PEIUPSE/NUPGE supports the new federal Liberal government in their commitment to repeal this unjust legislation at the earliest possible opportunity." — Karen Jackson, PEIUPSE President

December 7, 2015

Federal government to introduce legislation allowing RCMP members to join a union and engage in collective bargaining.

Ottawa (08 Dec. 2015) — RCMP officers are a step closer to exercising their rights to join a union and engage in collective bargaining, granted to them nearly a year ago by the Supreme Court of Canada.