“Look at how many complaints he fielded about Ford’s disastrous cuts and privatizations in autism services and special education services. Families are hurting and they’re desperate to be heard.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer
“Against expert advice and any sort of fiscal common sense, Jason Kenney has cancelled the modern medical lab project that would have ensured Albertans have access to the testing that they need.” — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President
Blundon takes over as Secretary-Treasurer of NUPGE.
Brown elected President for second 3 year term.
Razia Sultana, a 2019 winner of the US State Department's International Women of Courage Award, addresses the NUPGE 2019 Convention on the Rohingya crisis
NUPGE will also present Barbara Byers, C.M., with a Life Membership in recognition of her unwavering commitment to social justice and the labour movement.
Internationally recognized expert on precarity and the changing nature of work, Professor Guy Standing addresses NUPGE's 2019 Convention.
Comedian Jen Grant speaks to NUPGE women's caucus
"We are privileged to have these beautiful dancers with us to mark National Indigenous People's Day. We are honoured they could share their extraordinary talents with us, and help us celebrate the vibrant culture and history of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis."— Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The day begins with a blessing from Elder Velma Orvis and an acknowledgment of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
This national Convention marks a 43 year milestone for the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). 2019 also marks the 100 year anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike.
Navigate Convention with NUPGE’s 2019 Convention app.
Below you can find links to the 4 policy papers to be presented at our upcoming Convention:
“Child care is an issue that affects our entire society. The effects of costly child care are felt most obviously by parents of young children. But grandparents are also affected in that they are spending their golden years babysitting because their children can’t afford to pay for care. Affordable child care should be a priority for all Canadians.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Women across Switzerland are on strike at work and at home today.
One of the more disturbing findings of the Auditor General’s report is that even when it was clear that privatization was more expensive the government still privatized highway maintenance work.
"NUPGE supports the recommendations in the Hoskins report and calls on the federal government to implement universal, single-payer, public pharmacare" – Larry Brown, President
Kennedy said he's concerned that the government will use the legislated wage cuts as an excuse to further cut college funding.
"There are 2 important things the government must do right now to start to close the affordability gap: close the loopholes that let employers pay less than minimum wage, and continue to invest in high quality public services like transit, health care, housing, and child care to bring down the cost of living." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“It is absolutely shameful that this government would not listen to the doctors, the nurses, the pilots, and the maintenance staff." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
“Premier Doug Ford has no respect for the rule of law or the right to fair collective bargaining.” – Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): not the progressive deal Canadians were promised.
Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.
"NUPGE promises to stand as allies with Indigenous people as we move forward together, making changes at the state and societal level to ensure the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women, Two Spirit, and gender diverse people ends." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"There hasn't been any prosecution against KPMG for their role promoting this tax dodging scheme."