August 2015 | National Union of Public and General Employees

August 2015

Will seniors 'make the difference' at the polls on election day?

Older voters have sway at the polls because they tend to show up and vote

By Geoff Nixon, CBC News 

Seniors. They're an increasingly big group and they tend to show up on election day.

They're the group of people aged 65 and older, who now account for nearly one in six members of the population, according to Statistics Canada.

In Windsor, Ont., this group comprises one in five residents. That means local seniors loom even larger at the ballot box, as they make up nearly a quarter of the city's voting-age population.

Wynne government must admit responsibility for home care strikebreakers, says OPSEU

“Using taxpayer dollars to prolong legal work stoppages is not only a waste of money but belies any claim that this Liberal government is progressive towards the needs of our most fragile citizens and our skilled health care workers, the vast majority of whom are women." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Unions Matter contest winners understand that unions level the playing field for them

“I am glad that young women like me and other women are protected and represented by unions.”

Ottawa (27 Aug. 2015) — The two young women who are the most recent winners of the National Union of Public and General Employees' (NUPGE) Why Unions Matter contest are painfully aware that, in life, the cards are stacked against them.

Activists gather for NUPGE’s 17th Leadership Development School

NUPGE members from across the country meet to develop and enhance strategic thinking and planning skills and to learn more about handling organizational change effectively.

Keene, ON (24 Aug. 2015) —  Component activists from the National Union of Public and General Employees' (NUPGE), along with NUPGE's sister unions in the U.S., Australia and Britain, have gathered for NUPGE’s Leadership Development School. The school, that has taken place for the last 17 years, is designed to develop dynamic leadership within the Components of the National Union.