Environment/Climate Change

The theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty recognizes that it is not possible to have social justice without economic justice.

(2020-10-15)Read more

"More than unnecessary, Bill 132 is dangerous. Front-line inspectors are worried about being handcuffed. Things could end badly down the road if the government does not listen to our members." ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

(2020-10-06)Read more

“This youth-led movement serves as another reminder that we must not forget about the climate crisis amidst the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, the pandemic has illustrated the unequal impacts of a crisis, which we are already seeing with the impacts of climate change, as well as the ambitious, course-changing response that’s possible when the political will is there. We know that Canadians’ will is with climate action. Will the Trudeau government’s be as well?” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-09-25)Read more

“Provinces must play their part in inflating the economy, not contribute to the further deflating of our economy." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-09-08)Read more

By scrapping the plan for a P3 privatization scheme the Township of Mapleton saved between $2 million and $3 million.

(2020-08-07)Read more

The NUPGE paper released today identifies some of the key considerations that workers and their unions should be thinking about when it comes to WFH — as both a temporary and possibly-permanent arrangement.

(2020-07-09)Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the urgency of these crises and their unequal impacts across regions and communities. The pandemic has also shown us that we can tackle crises when there is political will and social solidarity.

(2020-06-01)Read more

The pandemic has underscored our collective responsibility to look out for one another and ensure that nobody is left behind — and how we are stronger when we do.

(2020-04-22)Read more

“As we face a climate emergency, this committee will play an integral role in advancing our union’s work on urgent environmental and climate change issues.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-02-28)Read more

“We are humbled by their bravery and grateful for their sacrifices.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-02-24)Read more

“It’s time to stand up for all Indigenous people all across Turtle Island.” — Molly Wickham (Sleydo'), Wet'suwet'en spokesperson

(2020-02-10)Read more

Women and marginalized communities are more likely to experience negative effects of environmental and climate change and to face barriers in adapting.

(2020-02-03)Read more

A backgrounder on the gendered impacts of environmental and climate change, and women's contributions to sustainability.

(2020-02-03)Read more

In the last 10 years, an estimated 260 million people have been forced to migrate due to climate-related impacts. Today, on International Migrants Day, Public Services International (PSI) demands an approach which combines the protection of their human rights and the defence of quality public services.

(2019-12-18)Read more

"What more evidence do we need to act?" — Public Services International

(2019-12-09)Read more

NUPGE reaffirms its commitment to be part of the movement for climate action, environmental justice, and environmental sustainability.

(2019-12-06)Read more

The struggle to achieve environmental sustainability must be inextricably linked to efforts to oppose inequality in all its forms.

(2019-12-04)Read more

This group of backgrounders highlights some of the interconnected elements of environmental degradation and climate change, the effects of which we are already seeing in Canada and around the world.

(2019-12-02)Read more

The National Union is releasing a series of backgrounders on environmental challenges facing Canadians.

(2019-11-29)Read more