"Forcing these workers on strike as they try to negotiate their first contract just shows they had a good reason to unionize. We need them to hear us loud and clear: get back to the table now! These workers deserve a fair deal." - Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
“I have been shocked by the sheer scale of the devastation in Pakistan as a result of the historic flooding. And we fear that, with the climate crisis, tragedies like this one will become far more common.” — Jason MacLean, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) remains committed to fighting against gender discrimination and inequality, including the gender pay gap, today and every day." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
“These women and men have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the public. All Canadians must remember their names. Our members who are peace officers have a difficult and dangerous job, and this service reminds us of the risks and threats they face." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
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“We’ve taken our fight to the courts, and we’re taking it to the streets too — to build our solidarity and support the fight for fair collective bargaining, decent work and high-quality public services." — JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President
"The CBS Board and CEO have betrayed the trust of Canadians by contracting with a for-profit company to collect plasma in Canada. Paying for plasma has been shown to harm voluntary collection of both blood and plasma. The consequences of this contract could destroy the security and integrity of our blood and plasma supply." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
After almost 2 weeks of job action and 9 consecutive days at the table, enough progress was made that the committee decided it was time to let our members see what's on offer and have their say." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The cynical attempt to promote for-profit health care or pay-for-plasma schemes tells us that far too many governments and corporate leaders simply want to ignore the lessons of the pandemic to further their own financial interests. We mustn’t let this happen.
"Migrant and undocumented people deserve the same rights, employment standards, and access to services as Canadians. A broad and inclusive regularization program, along with addressing the systemic issues in Canada’s immigration and refugee system, will be crucial." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
Analysis from Canadians for Tax Fairness shows why Canadians aren’t getting the tax fairness measures they were promised and how tax fairness measures get watered down
When corporations are making record profits and the consequences of allowing companies to shift production to low wage jurisdictions are coming home to roost, workers shouldn’t be used as scapegoats for inflation.
“Danilo has been a strong advocate for human rights in his workplace and for migrant workers’ rights. If Danilo is forced to return to the Philippines, he could face political persecution for his beliefs and advocacy.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
“In our day-to-day jobs, we are often so busy dealing with urgent problems that we don’t have time to look at major issues facing our unions, or how we can use new tools to respond to the challenges we face. The Leadership Development School provides people with the opportunity to explore important issues facing our movement and people across Canada and around the world” ― Bert Blundon, NUPGE President