June 2015 | National Union of Public and General Employees

June 2015

NBU clerical and regulatory members reach tentative agreement

"A lot of hard work went into these negotiations. We're proud of everyone who took part. Now we will present the deal to the members and hear their opinions." — NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle

Fredericton (24 June 2015) — Members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) in the clerical and regulatory bargaining unit have reached a tentative agreement. 

National Union calls for federal leadership on pay-before-you-pump legislation

"While legislation of this type is a responsibility of the provincial governments, I believe that this is an area where your office could provide much needed leadership." — James Clancy, National President, NUPGE

Ottawa (16 June 2015) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling on the federal Minister of Labour, Dr. Kellie Leitch, to use her position to encourage provinces to enact pay-before-you-pump legislation.

Why Unions Matter

Union: an organized association of workers formed to protect and further their rights and interest. The union movement is out to protect today's workers, tomorrow’s workers and workers for generations after that. They are here to create a sense of security for Canadian citizens. As a Canadian citizen and a future worker myself, I believe that our future is very valuable.

Unions Do Matter… Looking Thru A Child’s Eyes

Oh, how thankful we are for the unions …

Where we as children of union workers have stability because the union protects mom and dad’s jobs

Where we as children of union workers have food on our table because of fair wages

Where we as children of union workers have our mom and dad home to tuck us in at night because they don’t work long hours anymore

Where we as children of union workers are able to spend time as a family because of earned time off

The Working Man

There once was a man
Who worked 10 hours a day
He worked at restaurants and hotels
For him - it was the only way

For him he knew nothing
Of vacations or breaks
He worked his neck off
Because he knew the stakes

He had to do this everyday
To make the ends meet
To feed his whole family
And keep them off the streets

Two daughters and a son
His most precious treasures
They needed food, clothes, and shelter
For them he gave up his pleasures

Why Unions Matter

Unions stand for dignity …
all work has dignity
all work deserves
      respect
and so too
      those who labour.

Since the 1880s
unions campaigned -
safer working
      conditions
health care
better pay
worker benefits
equality
      in the work force