Economic fightback

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging all Canadians to get involved in the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) economic fightback campaign.

Want to help fight for a better Ontario? Join the online event sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Labour. Save your spot by RSVPing at

(2023-01-19)Read more

An economic report from Canadian Labour Congress and the Centre for Future Work proposes alternatives to a monetary policy-induced recession.

(2022-10-20)Read more

Speak out against the end of the improvements to the EI program. You can send a letter to to their Members of Parliament by clicking here

(2022-09-15)Read more

When corporations are making record profits and the consequences of allowing companies to shift production to low wage jurisdictions are coming home to roost, workers shouldn’t be used as scapegoats for inflation.

(2022-08-24)Read more

“If even modest tax fairness measures can generate $16.1 billion in 5 years, you have to wonder what could be done if the federal government took tax fairness more seriously.” — Bert Blundon, Secretary-Treasurer of NUPGE

(2022-04-20)Read more

“We are proud to partner with the Food Banks of Saskatchewan to help make the holidays a little brighter and more hopeful. I encourage all those who are able, to make a donation during the festive season and throughout the coming year.” — Tracey Sauer, SGEU President

(2021-12-16)Read more

As a union, we have always believed that great things can happen when we work together. This time is no different. We will keep fighting for good jobs with good wages, safe working conditions, and decent pensions. We will continue to fight for better communities and workplaces, free from racism and intolerance. We will fight to make equality and fairness part of any recovery.

(2021-12-15)Read more

"While this report looks back, we are focused on the future. There will be challenges ahead but we'll face them. As we recover from the last 2 years, we remain hopeful. It's time to reimagine our world. And we will do that—together." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-12-14)Read more

Whether we have a fair recovery will depend on whether the federal government we elect on September 20 is willing to learn from the mistakes of the last 30 years. Will the government assume handouts for corporations will be enough, or will it seek to lift everyone up with improved public services, stronger labour rights, and by tackling barriers that have held back women, racialized Canadians, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities?

(2021-09-17)Read more

Ottawa (16 Sept. 2021) — The federal election has been called and voter's will be going to the polls on Sept. 20. 

"While we may not have wanted this election now, we are here. And we need to take it seriously. There are huge stakes in electing a new government," said Larry Brown, President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). 

(2021-09-16)Read more

Where parties stand on tax fairness is the real test of whether they really want to help low- and middle-income Canadians and reduce income inequality. Years of tax cuts that went largely to the wealthy and large corporations have failed to deliver the economic growth we were promised. Instead, those tax cuts led to income inequality and the underfunding of our public services. We will not have a fair recovery unless the federal government is willing to ensure that the wealthy and large corporations are paying their share. 

(2021-09-14)Read more

"The need for a universal child care system has long been clear, and the pandemic made it more urgent than ever. We’ve seen growing public and political support during the pandemic. And today’s polling results show that voters are going to take this to the ballot box.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-09-14)Read more

“With the federal government shouldering most of the costs of this pandemic, even in areas like health care, there is no room for provincial austerity in the years ahead” — David Macdonald, CCPA Senior Economist

(2021-08-26)Read more

NUPGE Annual Report: 2020 in Review is a look back on what NUPGE accomplished in 2020.

(2020-12-17)Read more

“It makes no sense to reduce work days for staff who are very busy delivering important public services. It is even more absurd to impose layoffs or work reductions on permanent employees with mortgages to pay, and families to support while hiring summer students.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

(2020-05-14)Read more

Although the government has been tight-lipped on details, it seems clear that Pallister is trying to push through his plan to cut and privatize public services under the guise of the pandemic.

(2020-04-24)Read more

The entire labour movement is united in the fight to save quality public services.

(2020-02-24)Read more

Not only have tax cuts failed to deliver on the promise of increased prosperity, but they have actually hurt working people and starved the public sector.

(2020-01-22)Read more

This legislation amounts to unacceptable interference with the collective bargaining rights enshrined in the constitution.

(2020-01-20)Read more

Report from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that CEO payrolls are so massive they account for at least 40% of some companies’ losses.

(2020-01-02)Read more