October 2019

OPSEU/NUPGE members rallied in cities across Ontario when Premier Ford returned to the legislature after a 5-month break.

(2019-10-31)Read more

Despite their diversity, these cases of civil unrest are commonly rooted in deeply structural issues.

(2019-10-30)Read more

"Congratulations to all the winners of our 2019 scholarships.  We were very impressed with the entries we received this year and wish the winners and all the entrants the very best in their pursuit of their education and future careers." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2019-10-30)Read more

“Get ready for the fight of your life.” ― Mike Parker, HSAA President

(2019-10-29)Read more

Workplace violence is a complex issue; however, the bottom line is that no one should have to go to work on a daily basis expecting to be assaulted.

(2019-10-28)Read more

“If this is a signal of a cuts-and-privatization agenda, they need to prepare for the fight of their life." ― Mike Parker, HSAA President

(2019-10-28)Read more

NUPGE stands in solidarity with the people of Chile, calling the conflict a cautionary tale against income inequality, austerity, privatization and oppression.

(2019-10-25)Read more

“It’s very troubling to see these gaps in our health care systems across the country continue and not be addressed. These are not new problems, and patients are being placed at risk, both in emergency and long-term care.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2019-10-24)Read more

"All of us need to continue to work to hold the federal government accountable and to ensure that they work for the good of the many, not for the chosen few.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2019-10-23)Read more

"Syria is in turmoil. Turkey's invasion of Syria is taking us further from a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Canada should be taking stronger action to demand Turkey withdraw and to firmly assert that we are on the side of peace, democracy, and respect for international law." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2019-10-18)Read more

“By continuing to meddle with this long-standing practice, the McNeil government threatens to throw the already-overwhelmed legal system into chaos.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

(2019-10-18)Read more

"The National Union stands with MGEU and our members as they fight for a fair deal." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

(2019-10-10)Read more

Doug Ford has publicly declared that he has “no sympathy” for people who are not criminally responsible for violent crimes due to mental illness. Ford’s solution? Lock ‘em up and throw away the key because they should be “dealt with in jail.”

(2019-10-08)Read more

When the rich and powerful use tax havens to avoid paying their share, the money going into their overseas bank accounts is effectively coming from public services that could be making life easier for people who are struggling.

(2019-10-08)Read more

A dodgy privatization scheme getting an award from the privatization industry is one more reminder that what’s good for the privatization industry and what’s good for the public are two very different things.

(2019-10-07)Read more

The secrecy and manipulation the report describes are all too typical of P3s and other privatization schemes. 

(2019-10-03)Read more

“The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada is a national tragedy. United, we will demand action on an issue that impacts us all!” — Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

(2019-10-03)Read more

In the aftermath of a devastating fire in Thompson, Manitoba the members of the MGEU are working hard to provide support and comfort to those affected.

(2019-10-01)Read more