Equality and Human Rights

August 17, 2017

As trade unionists, it is our responsibility to speak out and to act against the threats and violence that come with bigotry and oppression, wherever and whenever they occur.

August 11, 2017

Public Services International, a Global Union Federation, is recognizing the contribution's of the world's young people and urging support for young workers.

July 28, 2017

PEIUPSE/NUPGE members to celebrate at 2017 Pride.

July 12, 2017

“This partnership is historic, but it’s not out of the blue. We’ve been working hard to ensure Indigenous people have a powerful voice in our union and in our communities." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

June 21, 2017

“We are facing a crisis when it comes to how Indigenous peoples in this country are treated and nowhere is this more evident than the way the federal Government is racially discriminating against indigenous children.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

June 20, 2017

93.44 per cent of women reported that they had been intimidated and received threats via technology (cell phones, texts, emails). 

June 19, 2017

Dr. Hassan Diab is being held in a jail in France for a crime he did not commit. Diab’s finger prints, palm prints, physical description, and handwriting do not match those of the suspect.  Furthermore, French investigating judges have confirmed that he was not even in France at the time of the bombing. Diab has consistently denied involvement and condemned the violence.

June 19, 2017

"The labour movement has worked hard to create inclusive communities to welcome families and ensure they receive what they need as they start a new life. This is just one example of our commitment to helping, and working with, the most vulnerable." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

June 16, 2017

This bill is the seventh bill on this issue since 2005. All other bills put forward by the opposition or as private members' bills have met incredible resistance and failure in the Senate. Bill C-16 is the first government-sponsored bill. 

Ottawa (16 June 2017) — The struggle to have gender identity and expression protected from discrimination and violence under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code is over. 

April 20, 2017

The Indigenous Circle collected over 1,000 signatures during the 2017 OPSEU Convention and they continue to collect petitions that are being introduced at Queen’s Park.