“Today, we are demanding the federal and provincial governments, make health care a greater priority by increasing its funding, by ensuring the money is used properly and by investing in the people who save lives every day. Combined, these things will help save the entire system.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
"After much hard work and consideration, we are proud to have this modern visual identity to represent our union. The new tagline — Unions for public good — sums up our mission: Unions coming together to make things better for all of us. That's what we, and our 425,000 members, do every day." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
"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
"It's not just Local 325 members fighting, it's all 390,000 of us." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
The National Union and its Component, the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW), are extending condolences to the families and colleagues of the workers killed at the Molson Coors plant in Milwaukee.
Proudly serving Canadian Brewery Workers at the Molson Brewery in Toronto since 1959, the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees.
"I am so impressed by the participants at the School this year. They engaged honestly and directly with passion and compassion. The future of NUPGE is in good hands with these leaders." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.
"This was a tough fight against the third largest company in the industry that was intent on introducing American-style union busting through gutting a collective agreement." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"We want to say thank you for standing up and fighting for the middle-class. We have your back 100%!" — Debora De Angelis, Ontario Director for the UFCW
Molson Coors loses in Ontario Superior Court in an effort to weaken strikers’ picket line. Justice Hainey also dismissed the company’s claim of $6,000,000 in damages.
“The people on the line know that what’s at stake is whether we will still have middle class jobs in this country.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, Secretary-Treasurer NUPGE
"Striking workers at Molson Coors need to hear how much you support them in standing up to this global giant. They need to see who supports them even when we’re not on the picket line." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
You can send your message of support to Component325@nupge.ca.
"Our members were willing to negotiate but the employer wasn't interested. The employer wanted everything gone. The workers couldn't do that." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"We are standing up to this corporation, not only for ourselves and our families, but for all workers, now and in the future." - Frank O'Leary, striking NAPE/NUPGE member at Labatt.
"Our democracies and our economies depend on our ability to communicate safely and securely with each other and it’s clear that, right now, we can do neither." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"We believe that this bill would be at odds with reasonable consumer expectations of privacy for their medical and financial affairs. Other evidence, including from the Canadian Bar Association, also raises this concern.” - Ron Sanderson, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.
“Her work is a gift to every member of the labour movement and we are honoured to recognize her dedication and commitment.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
James Clancy and Larry Brown acclaimed at NUPGE convention in Ottawa this weekend.