November 4 2022
“If the unions in Ontario need financial support, we will be there for them. The Ford government decided to attack some of the most vulnerable workers in the province. That’s a fight we are not going to shy away from.” — NUPGE President Bert Blundon
Ottawa (04 Nov. 2022) – After an emergency meeting of the National Executive Board of the National Union of Public and General Employees, there was unanimous support expressed for providing assistance to the members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/SEFPO/NUPGE) in opposing the Ford government’s attack on education workers’ rights.
“We met prior to the legislation passing and I have been in conversation with our Component Presidents from across the country,” said Bert Blundon, NUPGE President. “There is overwhelming agreement that, as a national union, we need to stand behind our friends and colleagues in Ontario.”
“Many of our Components are the largest unions in their provinces and among the biggest in the country. We understand what’s at stake here and we will provide whatever resources we can to make sure this fight is won,” said Jason MacLean, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer.
“If the unions in Ontario need financial support, we will be there for them,” said Blundon. “The Ford government decided to attack some of the most vulnerable workers in the province. That’s a fight we are not going to shy away from.”