“Just as many young people will continue to advocate for policy change and fight against racism, so must we all. Only with everyone working together to advocate for change at every level will we achieve a truly equitable, non-racist society.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
To continue to be an effective voice for improving the lives of working people, unions need to be relevant to all workers. This means working with equity-seeking groups and giving them a seat at the table without talking over them. It also means working towards the betterment of our society. Our members are part of society, and NUPGE doesn’t stop working on behalf of our members just because they’re off the clock. NUPGE is committed to being an anti-racist union and will continue to speak out against racism in every way and in every available forum.
Migrant and undocumented people are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, but at the same time, many migrants in Canada don’t have a health card or coverage.
NUPGE Annual Report: 2020 in Review is a look back on what NUPGE accomplished in 2020.
By Easter Tocol, HSABC/NUPGE member
This article was originally published in the October 2020 issue of The Report magazine and subsequently posted by HSABC/NUPGE.
NUPGE encourages all of its members to wear an orange shirt on September 30 to honour the lives of the former students and to recognize the inter-generational impacts of the residential school system on Indigenous people and communities.
Communities across Canada will honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people at the Sisters in Spirit vigil.
The report provides a deep dive into the survey responses, and explores how Canada’s ongoing history of settler colonialism and policies of racial discrimination connect to the realities of the workplace.
HSABC members are invited to participate before the survey closes on Friday, February 7, 2020.
Hate Crimes are steadily rising in Canada. What are federal political parties proposing to address this troubling trend?
A fact sheet on the track record and campaign promises of the four major federal parties on anti-racism measures.
"We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. We strive for inclusivity at work, in our union and across society. Respect and compassion will always be at the forefront of our efforts." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
In a time when anti-immigration and racist sentiments have been parading as nationalism, we need to recognize how expanded powers in the name of national security can have detrimental effects on our society as a whole.
“We need more than just words to show that the government respects our Charter and provides equal opportunity for economic and social justice for everyone. We need a government that looks for every opportunity to make fairness and equality central to its business." Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer