Canada must act to support Rohingya, urges NUPGE

"I implore the Canadian government to continue monitoring the situation in Myanmar, specifically as it affects the Rohingya. I also reiterate NUPGE’s previous calls on the Canadian government to support the Rohingya’s ongoing needs and movements on the ground, and to support Rohingya-led grassroots struggles for peace." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Ottawa (03 Feb. 2021) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling on the federal government to continue monitoring the situation in Myanmar, and the impacts on the Rohingya, following the military seizing power on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Larry Brown, President of NUPGE, has written a letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marc Garneau.

Speaking out about the Rohingya genocide

NUPGE, with the leadership of the Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues (ACWI), has been actively monitoring and speaking out about the genocide against the Rohingya. 

"The potential impacts on the Rohingya of today's military takeover, and the unrest that may follow, are of serious concern to us, and should be a priority for the Canadian government in its response," wrote Brown.

Support the Rohingya people

"I implore the Canadian government to continue monitoring the situation in Myanmar, specifically as it affects the Rohingya," wrote Brown. "I also reiterate NUPGE’s previous calls on the Canadian government to support the Rohingya’s ongoing needs and movements on the ground, and to support Rohingya-led grassroots struggles for peace."

Read the full letter here.


NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE