It's about shoring up one of the basic human rights supporting a fair and prosperous Canada. But ultimately, it's about saving lives.
Missed what happened in Sudbury on January 8 during the All Together Now! campaign's townhall meeting? Watch the online videos to find out.
NUPGE celebrates Black History Month honouring those who have fought for equality and justice everywhere.
"Our Sisters are on the frontlines of the struggle to reduce income inequality everyday. Our union and the movement is stronger because of the leadership role they play in communities and workplaces across this country." — James Clancy, NUPGE President.
"Government has purposely raised the bar too high for citizens to access their own employment insurance program." — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
Along with Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Social Impact Bonds are a bit like money laundering because they allow politicians to hide debt.
Chief Spence’s action has helped to galvanize a movement called Idle No More, which arose as a result of the federal government’s recent omnibus Bill C-45.
"The real threat to our economy is the constant attack on the wages of Canadians, something being encouraged by the Harper government. When people have less income, they spend less, or they borrow more and they have less to save for retirement. None of these scenarios help build a stable economy," continued Clancy.
Richard Wilkinson, one of the world’s most preeminent researchers on social inequalities, and author of the Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone will kick of the CFLR conference as the keynote speaker.
We will be doing a disservice to our collective goal of achieving greater equality if all Canadians don't mount a spirited and vigorous offence in support of labour rights and unions.
"People know that when economic injustice and inequality exist, our families and our communities suffer. Economic well being is a human right that must be protected." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“I would like to thank the membership for placing their trust in me to represent their interests as President." - Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging Canadians to take the opportunity on World Mental Health Day to learn more about mental illness, as well as ways to promote positive mental health.
Thank you for honouring some of the issues we all care so much about with your time and with your words." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Bargaining for 1300 health care workers stalls in PEI.
Charlottetown (19 June 2012) - Discussions to determine a collective agreement between PEI Union of Public and Private Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) health bargaining unit and Health PEI have stalled. The two parties bargained for six days and had agreement on a number of non-economic issues.
"They are closing a profitable and socially responsible Liquor Control Commission (LCC) outlet that will result in reduced services for Islanders and more jobs lost unnecessarily.” - PEIUPSE President Shelley Ward.
Bargaining for PEI health care workers moves forward.
Charlottetown (16 May 2012) - Negotiations continue toward a new collective agreement between the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) and the Department of Health.
First contract provides improvements to working conditions and wages.
Watch new video interviews from the Women 4 Change training session.