Labour Rights

June 16, 2014

“I’d like to be able to find full-time work in journalism, but those jobs are hard to find,” says Why Unions Matter winner Matt Creed. “I know I’m not the only one in this grind—seems like everybody is going through the same thing right now.”

June 4, 2014

“With warmth and personality, your submission beautifully captures the essence of the good that unions do: they empower people to speak up for what they know is right,” NUPGE National President James Clancy wrote to winner Jay Jeworski. “That’s particularly important these days in which, as you say, profits seem to be valued over the well-being of the employees that generate them.”

January 17, 2014

If there’s ever been a time for us to speak up loudly about why unions matter — and to actively support politicians who do the same — it is now. If we don’t, we will doom our children, grandchildren and perhaps even our great grandchildren to more poverty, discrimination, and authoritarianism.

January 13, 2014

Third winner chosen in Why Unions Matter contest. Send your entry to whyunionsmatter@nupge.ca.

December 17, 2013

Dock workers held rallies at ports in Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Canada to support locked out IKEA workers. 

December 5, 2013

“These proposed laws are a blatant violation of Canadians' fundamental rights to freedom of association and expression as contained in Canada's Charter.  Equally offensive is the undemocratic way the Redford government introduced the legislation and the dictatorial process by which it intends to pass the two anti-union laws.”

August 30, 2013

NUPGE is launching a monthly contest for the best video, poem or song submission about “Why Unions Matter” – to you, your family, community and country.

August 2, 2013

"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

March 12, 2013

Alternative Federal Budget plan tackles Canadians' real concerns.

February 7, 2013

"Hopefully it will be a wakeup call as well for all levels of government to ensure that public policies on issues such as child care and elder care are a priority.” - James Clancy, National President