"It is only through action that our nation will be able to truly move beyond this shame." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
Equality and Human Rights
"Celebrating Asian Heritage Month is one way for all of us to acknowledge the fundamental contributions Asian Canadians have made to our labour movement, our society and our country," says BCGEU President Stephanie Smith.
“All Canadians have a role to play in ending racism. This makes recent comments and actions by the federal Conservative government all the more unacceptable.” — James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees
News that Ottawa's Algonquin College is offering diplomas in a Saudi Arabian college raises concerns for the President of OPSEU.
A National Day of Action to stop the "secret police" Bill, C-51, has been called for March 14. All Canadians are encouraged to get involved.
"Despite the seriousness of the situation, the Canadian State has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted,” said CEDAW members Niklas Bruun and Barbara Bailey.
The PEI Coalition for a Fair EI is hosting a community forum to connect the stories of temporary foreign workers and Islanders working out west to failed economic and government policies.
West Coast LEAF's Equality Breakfast brings women together to honour collective achievements, to inspire and to be inspired to continue our work toward substantive equality.
"While Canadians are disturbed by recent violence, many are more concerned with the lack of well paying jobs, cuts to public services, crumbling infrastructure and access to timely health care. This government is determined to change that channel at any cost. And the cost may be that we will end up less safe than we are today." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.