Labour Rights

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.

October 1, 2014

"I am calling on Justice Minister Lena Diab to immediately instruct Legislative Counsel staff to ensure everyone has an opportunity to be heard,” said NSGEU President Joan Jessome. 

September 30, 2014

Tell the Nova Scotia Premier you oppose Bill 1. Send a message now

September 29, 2014

"I'm rarely at a loss for words. But we had no idea it was going to be this bad. If this law is allowed to pass, it will make Canadian labour history," says Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.

September 24, 2014

"Our message remains clear. This bill is unnecessary, undemocratic and it undermines labour's relationship with employers. It shouldn't see the light of day." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

September 19, 2014

"Bill 8 is a slap in the face to agriculture workers in Quebec. It gives employers permission to just listen and then ignore whatever concerns workers raise," says UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema.

August 29, 2014

The Fairness Express is on the road on Labour Day to remind Canadians of the need for fairness.