Community Service Workers

Show your solidarity for the workers who have been unfairly suspended by the Family and Children's Services of Renfrew Country! 

(2023-01-09)Read more

"We can't be more impressed with the campaign you led and the inspiration you gave to others across the country. Thank you for showing all of us what dedication and solidarity really look like." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

(2022-04-21)Read more

“Issuing these ROEs is yet another heavy-handed attempt to keep these workers in line. I am constantly astounded by the lengths this so-called progressive and community-minded organization will go.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

(2022-03-31)Read more

“We are ready, willing, and able to go back to the table whenever the employer comes to their senses and treats these workers with the respect they deserve for the incredible work they do. While these workers would want nothing more than to provide support, care, and mentorship to the people at The Lilly, they will not continue to allow this employer to stonewall.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

(2022-03-16)Read more

"This significant pay increase is a long-awaited acknowledgment of the value of the crucial work that you do, each and every day." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

(2022-02-10)Read more

"While the world is consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not forget that the HIV/AIDS pandemic is ongoing. World AIDS Day is an important moment to press for continued action to eradicate HIV/AIDS. Understanding the failures made in dealing with  AIDS can help us better deal with the current pandemic. ” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-11-29)Read more

"Our members continue to deliver public health care and social care services throughout the pandemic and other crises, and under extremely challenging circumstances. They have come to be seen as heroes. And they deserve this recognition and our thanks, but they also deserve decent work. That means investment in quality public and social services, which will benefit us all." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-10-26)Read more

“Showing ECEs and child care workers the appreciation and support they deserve is more than a one-day event — it must be core to this system-building project. This includes fair wages and benefits, implementing strategies for training, recruitment, and retention, and giving workers the resources they need to do their jobs.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-10-18)Read more

"As we approach the second winter of this pandemic, the impacts on mental health are increasing and demand immediate action. Mental health and well-being have long been ignored or met with caring words, followed by little else. This World Mental Health Day, we are demanding governments show their commitment through action! The pandemic has greatly harmed the mental health of many. As a society, we must take on the challenge of providing support to those struggling with mental health issues." ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-10-07)Read more

"This polling shows that Canadians understand that our LTC system needs to change. Before the vaccines, Canada was the worst country at protecting our seniors in LTC. 80% of pandemic-related deaths were in LTC. Invest and make it public, these are 2 key steps toward better protecting our seniors and the workers who care for them." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-09-17)Read more

Only focusing on recovery and treatment is not enough. We need harm-reduction strategies like safe-consumption sites and a safe (non-poisonous) supply. The best way to stop the toxic drug supply is to give people pharmaceutical-grade alternatives, or give drug-checking technologies so that users can test, use, and share safely. We must also consider decriminalization.

(2021-09-15)Read more

"With this important step forward, we expect to see other provinces and territories coming to the table to negotiate strong deals that lay the groundwork for a universally accessible, publicly funded and publicly managed, high-quality child care system that fairly compensates and supports the workforce." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President 

(2021-07-12)Read more

"After demanding an unreasonable and unnecessary strike deadline extension, Ms. Davis walked away from the table, indicating with high-handed arrogance that they would take their “sweet time” in considering the union’s offer, effectively forcing the workers onto the picket line." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU/SEFPO President

(2021-07-07)Read more

“My union recently convened a meeting of front-line workers from a wide range of communities from across the country who are dealing with the overdose crisis. I wish you could have heard their comments. Speaker after speaker impressed upon me the urgency of the situation.” — Larry Brown, President NUPGE

(2021-04-20)Read more

"While there are certainly some positive measures, there are also serious gaps and missed opportunities in this budget." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-04-20)Read more

"This report by a federal government agency shows how governments and employers failed seniors in long-term care as we went through the first, then the second, wave of COVID. And now they are failing them again in the third wave. Canada cannot continue to ignore this crisis; the impact on residents and workers in these facilities is a national tragedy. To protect our seniors, the Canada Health Act must govern long-term care in Canada." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

(2021-03-31)Read more

Health professionals and justice workers represented by NUPGE are eyewitnesses to the unfolding crisis.

(2021-03-29)Read more

To ensure Canada recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic with minimal loss of life, and without leaving people behind, the federal government has an enormous role to play.

(2021-02-23)Read more

“There was never a logical reason to include people experiencing homelessness in the curfew. People experiencing homelessness have no permanent shelter to stay in during the curfew, nor do they have the resources to pay the fines for breaking curfew. Had people experiencing homelessness been exempt from the curfew from the start, Raphaël André would still be with us today.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-02-11)Read more

“Ending privatization means that the millions of dollars that for-profit companies pay to their owners every year will be available to improve care in long-term care facilities” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-02-08)Read more