"As we expected, the Court of Queen’s Bench agreed with us and ordered the Minister to appoint an interest arbitration board, calling the Minister’s argument 'disingenuous at best.' She granted an order requiring the board be appointed and for the government to pay legal costs to the MGEU/NUPGE. Shockingly, the government still refused to do the right thing.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Canada would gain at least $11 billion per year in corporate tax revenue from a global minimum tax rate at 21%, according to a study released by international corporate tax experts.
"Congratulations to the members of Local 325 who once again showed Molson Coors that they will not be bullied into accepting a bargain-basement contract." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Please send a message of support for the 844 workers who are being forced to take strike action to protect their pensions here: https://nsgeu.ca/home_page/protect-dals-pension-send-a-message-of-suppo…
The Education for All campaign, of which NUPGE is a part, has made available an online letter-writing tool to call on the federal government to provide stable, long-term funding for the university: https://www.educationforall.ca/lufa_tool.
The National Union of Public and General Employees encourages all its members to wear pink on April 14 to let our LGBTQI2S+ friends, family, co-workers, and community members that we are with them in the fight for equality.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) identified 894 Canadians and Canadian companies through the Panama Papers leak, but as of last week no charges had been laid.
"Equal Pay Day serves as a reminder of these longstanding gaps and inequities, and that we must not let up the fight for pay equity. On this day, and every day, NUPGE is committed to fighting for equal pay for equal work for our members across the country." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Inequality, especially during this pandemic, is putting people's lives at risk. NUPGE supports the World Health Organization's call for "building a fairer, healthier world" because a fairer world is a healthier world.
"We’ve been calling out the cuts and chaos in healthcare for years and the government refused to listen. Hopefully after all the heartbreak and loss of the last year our government has learned when those who provide care are not valued, it’s patient care that suffers most.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President