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Equality and Human Rights

April 17, 2018

“Every day should be equality day, because every day we need to fight against the systemic inequality we witness and reaffirm our commitment to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” – Larry Brown, NUPGE President

March 7, 2018

“International Women’s Day needs to be a time to demand action.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

March 2, 2018

As an employer and a union, the NSGEU/NUPGE believes that it has a responsibility to do what it can to help people recover from this kind of violence and to give them time to stop the cycle. This takes support. All employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with this help.

February 2, 2018

We in the labour movement care deeply about rights, fairness, and equal dignity. That’s why confronting racism is a fundamental aspect of our struggle every day in the workplace, and across our communities.

January 24, 2018

Privatization, equality rights, and good jobs are front-and-centre for NBU/NUPGE this year.

January 18, 2018

As part of a labour movement that stands up for equality and fairness, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging its members to participate in the march in their community to demand gender, racial, social and economic justice.

December 20, 2017

“This historic Supreme Court ruling expands protection to workers against harassment and discrimination to include virtually all who are on the worksite. This ruling recognizes the new reality of modern workplaces and recognizes that harassment can come from different sources rather than only direct superiors.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

December 18, 2017

"The growing body of credible evidence about income inequality is indisputable. But  there is also a growing consensus among economists that inequality is not inevitable. It can be stopped if countries legislate progressive income taxes, and by aggressively investigating and stopping tax cheaters and tax avoiders." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

December 13, 2017

“Each new release of statistics confirms our worst fears about the failure of the global economic system. The rich are getting richer, and income inequality is steadily growing. And what’s also morally unconscionable is that our elected representatives are doing nothing to stop it.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

December 8, 2017

"Unions take on many fights that go beyond equality in the workplace. LGLBTQ2S rights, racialized workers' rights, women's rights, these are all movements we are a part of in order to eliminate discrimination and abuse." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President