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Equality and Human Rights

August 17, 2016

“When he said what he said he told the people in the shop I’m lesser than him. I know he’s learning right now but people who hold public office must be held accountable. He should step down from running for mayor of this town.” — Jason MacLean, President of NSGEU 

August 10, 2016

“The Liberals have been looking everywhere for ways to cut corners, but to target kids with disabilities is absurd. These schools are addressing systemic barriers so that all children have opportunities when they grow up. How can we deny any kid that basic right?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

August 4, 2016

NWAC will work with the National Inquiry to ensure that all voices that need to be heard will be heard. — Dawn Lavell-Harvard, NWAC President

July 15, 2016

This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship.

May 17, 2016

As the Canadian government introduces an amendment to the Human Rights Act to make it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on gender identity and expression, the National Union wants to remind everyone on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia that this is a struggle that we all need to be engaged in. NUPGE calls on Ottawa to ensure there is funding to build public clinics across the country. 

May 4, 2016

When people face financial instability, inadequate housing, poor working conditions, low wages, food insecurity, lack of education (the social determinants of health), it is difficult to maintain positive mental health. By organizing and advocating for good jobs, quality public services, fair labour rights and tax fairness, the National Union has created pressure on governments to improve the health of all Canadians.

May 3, 2016

"On World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate those workers who bring us the news, no matter the price. May we fight with them to defend their independence, protect the fundamental principles of press freedom and honour those who have lost lives in pursuit of the truth." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

April 28, 2016

BCGEU/NUPGE to start a pilot project integrating the Sanctuary City principles into education workshops for members who work in community social services.

April 19, 2016

MGEU member, Michelle McHale, recently brought concerns of bullying and homophobia in schools to the Hanover School Division board of trustees. Unfortunately, she has received hurtful and threatening online comments in response. 

April 18, 2016

“Based on the Liberals’ track record, when faced with opposition, they respond just enough to blunt that opposition but then continue on the same track once things quiet down." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President