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Equality and Human Rights

December 3, 2019

"Unions must play a role in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. The National Union will continue to call out barriers in the workplace and in society because accessibility is everyone's responsibility." ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

November 25, 2019

Violence and harassment, including that in the workplace, disproportionately affect marginalized women and gender-diverse and Two Spirit people.  

November 20, 2019

A publication on transgender and gender-expansive rights in our Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions series.

November 20, 2019

“Transgender and gender-expansive people are valued members of our communities. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and enjoy full equality of rights and freedom from discrimination, harassment, and violence.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

November 8, 2019

Workers allege that when they develop injuries, the company engages in harassment in order to force them to quit. They say that when they ask to be relocated to other factory positions, their requests are often met with delay or denial.

October 30, 2019

Despite their diversity, these cases of civil unrest are commonly rooted in deeply structural issues.

October 15, 2019

National Union releases a Voter’s Guide factsheet on Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

October 4, 2019

National Union releases a Voter’s Guide factsheet on Indigenous Rights.

October 3, 2019

“The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada is a national tragedy. United, we will demand action on an issue that impacts us all!” — Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

September 3, 2019

Led by Adrienne Smith, a transgender human rights activist and drug-policy lawyer, the day-long workshop will explore the union’s role in ending discrimination against transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx.