" Rights of corporations take precedence over rights of democratically elected government and its citizens. Only by speaking out against these deals, will we expose their true nature and harm to our future." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer.
Responding to recent attack of Óscar Arturo Orozco, President of the Caldas branch of the Confederación Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), and the murder of Ever Luis Marín Rolong, a regional leader of the SINALTRACEBA brewery workers union.
Ottawa (01 Dec. 2013) - The focus of this year's World Aids Day by the World Health Organization (WHO) is on HIV and young people.
Did you know that there were 35.3 million people living with HIV in 2012, with 2.1 of those people being adolescents. According to the WHO, many young people do not receive the care and support that they need to stay in good health and prevent transmission. In addition, millions more adolescents are at risk of infection.
HSAA/NUPGE donates $10,000 while board member flies out to help disaster victims.
Trade union member Oscar López Triviño, who worked for Nestlé, was killed on 9 November in Bugalagrande, south-western Colombia. One day earlier, paramilitaries sent a death threat to members of the union to which he belongs. Other members of the union are still at risk.
Super Typhoon Haiyan has devastated large areas of the Philippines. Thousands are dead and 11 million more are affected. The National Union is urging members to donate to support relief efforts through partner Oxfam Canada.
Vigils in Toronto, Ottawa, and in other cities in Canada and around the world, on the occasion of Independence Day in the United States of America, to ask President Obama to grant Leonard Peltier his long-awaited release from prison in an executive order of clemency.
Global Unions and their members believe that the right to peaceful demonstration and freedom of assembly are basic elements of genuine democracy.
“We will be emerging from this convention with a strong action plan to counter these attacks and moving our agenda of justice, equality and fairness for all Canadians forward.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Think before you eat and help save our planet.