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July 15, 2019

In Alberta, with Jason Kenney's new government, if you dare to dissent from his view of the tar sands or the energy sector, you will be faced with a well-financed ‘war room’ smear campagin, funded largely by taxpayers' dollars, to discredit you and your message.

June 6, 2019

“Premier Doug Ford has no respect for the rule of law or the right to fair collective bargaining.” – Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

June 5, 2019

"NUPGE promises to stand as allies with Indigenous people as we move forward together, making changes at the state and societal level to ensure the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women, Two Spirit, and gender diverse people ends." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

May 28, 2019

“Our union strongly believes in working toward the goal of a barrier-free country and appreciates the government’s commitment to an inclusive and accessible Canada.” – Larry Brown, President NUPGE.

Please take note of the update at the end of this story.

May 21, 2019

 “Actions speak louder than words. This is an attack on women. Period." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 29, 2019

As it stands now, Canada protects its citizens who work outside of our country but does not offer that same protection for those non-Canadians who work for Canadian companies.

April 26, 2019

NUPGE stands with the Quebec public sector employees impacted by this ban and those aspiring to pursue a career in the public sector who will be impacted in the future: hardworking employees who are part of our communities, and who deliver quality public services every day to the citizens of Quebec.

April 15, 2019

The videos may be only 30 seconds but iit sends a serious and direct message: "Don't be that guy."

April 9, 2019

As a community, and especially as a labour union, we need to be aware of the discriminatory behaviour and bullying around us. We need to be the ones who stand up. We need to be the ones who support others who are suffering — physically, emotionally and economically. 

April 8, 2019

"While I’m heartened that firefighters who were unjustly forced to resign due to this test have been vindicated, I’m appalled that government is ignoring a decision supported by the law, an arbitrator, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the highest court in Canada." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President