We will be doing a disservice to our collective goal of achieving greater equality if all Canadians don't mount a spirited and vigorous offence in support of labour rights and unions.
"To make a difference, Canadians need to pressure our government to take on the issue of income inequality head-on." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
This Labour Day in 2012, NUPGE celebrates the legacy of those who came before us and we commit to continue the fight for fairness.
In fighting the dramatic tuition fee hikes, the student movement is defending the values of equality and solidarity which underpin this social contract.
National Union sees decision to cut award winning prison rehabilitation program as yet another example of Harper government focusing too much on the punitive aspect of criminal justice and too little on the preventative.
"We presented the government with concrete proposals that would produce hundreds of millions of dollars in new annual revenues and savings,” says Walker. “Government negotiators showed no interest in these proposals."
Research indicates that lack of access to timely and appropriate mental health services is a fundamental part of the problem.
“Mr. Drummond wants to take an axe to public services, ignore tax fairness, and actively kill jobs by taking money out of communities." Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU/NUPGE
"We’re prepared for any action we have to take to get our members the improved contracts they’ve earned,” said BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
"Workers are being told to work longer, pay more and receive less," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "We stand in solidarity with each and every UNISON member in the fight for decent pensions. Enough is enough."