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"Mental health is critical to our overall well-being. It should be prioritized as highly as our physical health. Governments, employers, and society in general needs to do more to protect and support people's mental health needs. The pandemic has greatly increased the number of people struggling with mental health issues and NUPGE is again calling for action." ― Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-10-07)Read more

Around the world, the choice workers face is fighting for wage justice or risking sliding into poverty.

(2022-10-05)Read more

In the immediate aftermath of the storm hitting Atlantic Canada, NUPGE issued a statement of solidarity and extended condolences to all who have suffered loss and damage. NUPGE called on the federal government to immediately step forward and commit to helping the people of the Atlantic provinces rebuild. Yesterday, the federal government announced an aid package.

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“The hope is that the employer will do the right thing and take the concessions off the table, so we can get a deal and our members can get back to caring for the children.” — Kyle Ross, MGEU President

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"New equipment is always necessary, but it’s people who answer the emergency calls and respond, not phones and ambulances.”— Mike Parker, HSAA President

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“This isn’t some remote history. We’re talking about movements and legislation that happened within our parents’ lifetimes, and in many cases, our lifetimes.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-10-03)Read more

Throughout October, as we acknowledge and celebrate Women’s History Month, I hope all Canadians recognize the difference that union women have made in ensuring that Canada is more inclusive and equitable. — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

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We have a long way to go before we can create a truly equitable society. An equitable society will not happen without reconciliation. — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-09-29)Read more

The Sisters in Spirit is a national event held annually on October 4 to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two spirit, and gender-diverse people.

(2022-09-29)Read more

We must also make space for Indigenous people in our unions. This includes reevaluating union practices and traditions that might other members, or prevent them from fully participating in the union, or from joining union management as elected officers and members of staff.

(2022-09-28)Read more

The HSABC/NUPGE Climate Challenge will run from September 15 to November 15.

(2022-09-27)Read more

“This agreement puts us on a clear path to improving the working conditions of Ontario college faculty and the learning conditions of Ontario college students. It’s a testament to what our members can achieve when they stand up for their needs and their students’ needs.” — JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President

(2022-09-26)Read more

"I echo the demands of local and international activists for an end to human rights violations in Iran, including the repression of women’s rights.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-09-26)Read more

NUPGE is horrified by the damage by tropical storm Fiona and pledge solidarity and support. It is also thanking first responders and NUPGE members (NAPE, NBU, NSGEU, PEIUPSE) for stepping forward to assist. And it calls on the federal government to commit to helping the people of the Atlantic provinces rebuild.

(2022-09-25)Read more

“It would be irresponsible for our government to stand by and allow companies to enter our province and put our public blood supply at-risk. We are asking Premier Houston to do what the previous government refused to do and stand up for what is right: keep our blood supply safe and in public control." — Sandra Mullen, NSGEU President

(2022-09-20)Read more