"Minister Kenney is shielding a racist policy under cost-cutting austerity measures and allegations of abuse." - James Clancy, National President, NUPGE
Equality and Human Rights
House of Commons committee to look more closely at flawed Human Rights Impact Assessment that was conducted on the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
Stand up for democracy by joining the June 13 protest agains tthe Conservative's budget bill.
"It is more important than ever to remain vigilant as we see our rights and freedoms being trampled on every day by this Conservative government," said Clancy.
Employers have hijacked the process based on a misplaced ideological conviction that the right to strike, guaranteed under numerous laws, domestic constitutions and international instruments, poses a threat to corporate greed.
“The OCA decision denying the right of RCMP officers to join a union and engage in meaningful collective bargaining is simply a repeat of the bad Fraser decision.”
"I am relieved, humbled, and delighted at this decision," Donna Jodhan, the woman behind the initial legal challenge told the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). "This is a victory for all Blind Canadians and this moment belongs to all of us.
On June 4, NUPGE is joining with faith groups, trade unions, associations, businesses, First Nations, environment groups, human rights groups, pro democracy groups and seniors, across the country, to say: Silence is Not an Option.
“Here we have a government that denies workers their basic human right to take strike action to defend their economic interests. Yet, it is prepared to take the side of a very profitable company, CP Rail which made nearly $700 million last year, to help them attack the pensions of CP workers.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“You don’t provide support to people, many with mobility challenges, by forcing them to travel to see you.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.