Toronto (08 Dec. 2022) — The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/SEFPO/NUPGE) and BloodWatch.org are calling on the provincial government to investigate the terms of an undisclosed agreement between Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and the multi-national pharmaceutical giant Grifols. Their call is supported by MPP France Gélinas, the NDP health critic.
"On December 6, it is important to reflect on the deadly impacts of gender-based violence (GBV) and misogyny. GBV is a societal problem — and, too often, a workplace problem — that we all have a responsibility to tackle.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
“This deal is a betrayal of the public trust. We are calling on the CBS Board of Directors to take action to stop this deal. The security and integrity of our voluntary blood supply is at stake.” —Jason MacLean, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"Equalize is the theme for World AIDS Day 2022, and NUPGE believes in health care as a human right. The current pandemic has again shown us that we all benefit if we work together to address global issues like health inequality, COVID-19 and the ongoing AIDS pandemic." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
Decades of cuts to EI mean that the benefits from the extension of sickness benefits will be limited.
NUPGE National Executive Board was joined with Bea Bruske, CLC President and Siobhan Vipond, CLC Executive Vice-President to show support for increasing child care spaces across the country! Sign the petition: https://childcarenow.ca/dots-for-spots-day-petition/
“This is not the first time this government has sought to attack the rights of workers. We need to make it the last." — JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President
"We're thrilled with the success of this conference. The feedback we're hearing is that participants didn't want the sessions to end and want a longer conference next time. In our books, that's a great indication for future conferences." ― Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
"Different appears to mean not respecting workers’ rights, and trying to break our health care system all while hoarding money sent from Ottawa to help the people of this province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"Jessica is a fighter for what's right and works hard every day to make the lives of workers better. Her energy, dedication, and optimism will serve the Federation of Labour, and the workers in Newfoundland and Labrador well." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU/NUPGE) members who are fighting to stop the 34 publicly owned liquor stores from closing aren’t just fighting to protect their fellow union members. They are fighting for everyone in Saskatchewan.
“During our trip, there was a real sense of hope for the future, all the while acknowledging that many challenges remain lingering from past governments. NUPGE is committed to continuing, and building on, our solidarity with allies in Colombia as they organize for labour rights, human rights, and social justice.” — Jason MacLean, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Problems at for-profit child welfare facilities included children “without proper clothes” or “lacking access to good nutrition.” There were facilities in disrepair and reports of children going without the dental and medical care they needed.
"Raising public awareness of this issue and its prevalence is one of the keys to addressing this issue. It is very clearly ‘not part of the job!’ All workers deserve to work in a safe environment and to be treated with respect regardless of their gender identity, religion, or ethnicity." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President.
"Sussanne is a strategic thinker, a tireless advocate, and a fighter for labour and human rights. Workers in BC are in good hands." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President