Equality and Human Rights

March 14, 2016

Organizations condemn murder and urge the U.S. Secretary of State to press the Honduran government to provide immediate, effective, and carefully consulted protection to Mexican environmentalist and journalist Gustavo Castro Soto and other witnesses in the case.

March 11, 2016
“But in reality, she’s done everything she can to drive down the wages of over half a million women who work in the Ontario public sector. That’s making the wage gap worse, not better.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
March 8, 2016

“If we are going to improve the quality of women’s lives and stop the growing income inequality that exists in this country, we have to ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

February 23, 2016

"Victims of domestic violence struggle with its effects in every aspect of their life and those issues follow victims to their jobs every single day. We all need to be part of the solution in helping victims." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

February 8, 2016

Leonard Peltier’s continued incarceration in a U.S. prison is a strong reminder of the historical and modern mistreatment of North America’s Aboriginal peoples.

February 5, 2016

By compensating CSS members fairly for the work that they do, HSABC/NUPGE and the employer bargaining association hope that staff recruitment and retention will be improved, leading to improved consistency of care for the individuals they work with.

February 2, 2016

"Funding per student is down 18 per cent since 2008. We’re dead last in Canada. Meanwhile, the demands on colleges are through the roof. It’s no wonder they’re desperate." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 26, 2016

“I’m delighted the Premier has turned her mind to the intolerable situation in Saudi Arabia. But what’s she going to do about the pain she’s inflicted on Ontario’s colleges? That’s where this whole mess started” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas

January 25, 2016

"This kind of endorsed discrimination against women is never okay, and certainly not in 2016. For a government that claims it wants to close the wage gap between men and women, it’s highly problematic that it won’t allow women into two of its colleges." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 15, 2016

"We will be paying close attention to the provincial budget in February to see if funding is there to improve, in a meaningful way, the services we provide to vulnerable children and youth in our province.” — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer