January 2020

NUPGE celebrates Black History Month honouring the lives and legacies of black Canadians and black people living in Canada.

(2020-01-31)Read more

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining with the Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS) to call for the updating of protections for health care workers to ensure that these workers are able to serve the public effectively in the event of a widespread infection.

(2020-01-30)Read more

"The best way to combat hatred is through education, solidarity with those under attack, and by raising our voices to be louder than the hate." ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-01-29)Read more

The ruling signals an important step forward in ending the genocide against the Rohingya people.

(2020-01-28)Read more

World War II saw some of the darkest days of our civilization.

(2020-01-27)Read more

“It’s our members who are responsible for providing the essential front line services Manitoba families rely on day in and day out. They care deeply about the people they serve and we’ll be working closely with them to protect vital jobs and supports.” ― Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.

(2020-01-24)Read more

Despite legislation that would say otherwise, the fight for gender equality is not over in Canada.

(2020-01-23)Read more

Not only have tax cuts failed to deliver on the promise of increased prosperity, but they have actually hurt working people and starved the public sector.

(2020-01-22)Read more

The Co-op Refinery in Regina locked out its employees in an odious attempt to force the union to accept major concessions. Then they flew in scab “replacement workers,” to keep the refinery operating. UNIFOR is fighting for the rights of the locked-out workers by preventing fuel trucks from crossing the picket lines. They have our support. Arresting union leaders for fighting for their members’ rights is ugly and unacceptable in a democracy where workers have rights. ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-01-21)Read more

"The National Union of Public and General Employees would like to thank those members for providing exemplary service." ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-01-21)Read more

This legislation amounts to unacceptable interference with the collective bargaining rights enshrined in the constitution.

(2020-01-20)Read more

The deadline for applications is Monday July 6, 2020.

(2020-01-20)Read more

The wildfires tearing through Australia are an unprecedented national disaster. At least 26 people have died, along with millions of animals, while nearly 15 million acres have burned and more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed since October.

(2020-01-17)Read more

The NUPGE Women’s Committee meets this week to discuss how workers and their unions have an important role to play in furthering awareness and enhancing supports for victims of domestic violence, as well as, in fighting to end domestic violence altogether.

(2020-01-16)Read more

“A legislated raise limited to 1% comes to less than $8 a week, far less than the $60 a day the government is spinning through its propaganda machine doubling as our education minister. The government should abandon this cruel and ham-fisted legislation and get serious about bargaining right now." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2020-01-16)Read more

While mandatory e-learning may not be good for high school students, it may end up being very good for companies selling e-learning services.

(2020-01-15)Read more

“This award is long overdue. These members had to dig into their own pockets to bring their qualifications up to the highest standards but were then told they didn’t deserve increased compensation.” ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2020-01-14)Read more

The United Nations (UN) says that the Rohingya’s situation is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. It has also been stated that what has happened to the Rohingya is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.

(2020-01-13)Read more

“Corporate tax cut benefits have trickled up, not down while Canadians have paid the price through cuts to public spending. They’ve been a multi-hundred-billion-dollar failure.” — Toby Sanger, Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness

(2020-01-10)Read more

In the face of terrible devastation and extreme danger, NUPGE wildland firefighters volunteer to fight what is being called the worst season of bush fires in Australian history.

(2020-01-09)Read more

“Right now, the Wakamow Manor Social Detox Centre is simply not structured or equipped to deal with all situations and clients who present themselves at the facility.” ― Whitney Kujansuu, SGEU/NUPGE Steward

(2020-01-08)Read more

“This is a great victory for both these health professionals and the patients they serve." ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2020-01-06)Read more

Report from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that CEO payrolls are so massive they account for at least 40% of some companies’ losses.

(2020-01-02)Read more