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January 16, 2015

“This is definitely a historic moment for working people and the labour movement in Canada. Not only has the Supreme Court affirmed the fundamental labour rights of working people, it has reinforced the positive roles that unions and collective bargaining play in Canadian society.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President   

January 16, 2015

New report accuses Alberta government of playing politics instead of acting to protect the province's farm workers.

December 24, 2014

"Government must ensure our members are never again subjected to deeply flawed investigations that lead to unfair firings,“ says BCGEU/NUPGE President Stephanie Smith

December 24, 2014

U.S. management professor says that while these reviews can show short-term benefits, many also lead to unrealistic workloads and ultimately cause long-term damage

December 19, 2014

This holiday season beer drinkers are being asked to "TOAST SOLIDARITY WITH A BOTTLE NOT A CAN."

November 27, 2014

Join the international campaign to force McDonald's to reinstate Gahyun Lee and respect labour rights. Send your message today

November 24, 2014

“While we are disappointed he did not accept our potential remedy, his ruling leaves open the opportunity that constitutional rights will be respected in his final arbitration decision.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.

November 20, 2014

Tell us Why Unions Matter to you, in whatever form you like, and earn a chance to win one of our $1,000 prizes!

November 19, 2014

“The McNeil government is legislating away the rights of 24,000 health care workers,” says NSGEU President Joan Jessome. 

October 2, 2014

Ottawa (02 Oct. 2014) — A heartfelt poem, an eye-opening essay, and a fantastically clever music video: three very different entries are the latest winners in NUPGE’s Why Unions Matter contest.