Equality and Human Rights

July 27, 2015

"When a government refuses to consider alternative energy sources, sidelines its own utilities commission, ignores environmental concerns and Aboriginal People’s constitutional rights, citizens have a responsibility to speak out." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President 

July 23, 2015

Report from the UN Committee raises concerns about missing and murdered Aboriginal women, Bill C-51, immigration detention measures for asylum seekers, among a wide range of issues.

July 22, 2015

“It creates broad and dangerous new powers, without commensurate accountability, and this can result in serious mistakes.” — Sukanya Pillay, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

June 19, 2015

“It’s critical that we show our solidarity with Aboriginal people though action and justice. This is the only way our nation will be able to truly move beyond shame to reconciliation.” — James Clancy, National President

June 19, 2015

New report finds that Canada Border Services Agency’s imprisonment of migrants with mental health issues is arbitrary, cruel, discriminatory and violates rights.

June 18, 2015

Harper should declare that the federal government, and all its institutions, has zero tolerance for sexist or abusive behaviour. Full stop.

June 3, 2015

"It is only through action that our nation will be able to truly move beyond this shame." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

May 11, 2015

"Celebrating Asian Heritage Month is one way for all of us to acknowledge the fundamental contributions Asian Canadians have made to our labour movement, our society and our country," says BCGEU President Stephanie Smith.

March 21, 2015

“All Canadians have a role to play in ending racism. This makes recent comments and actions by the federal Conservative government all the more unacceptable.” — James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees

March 16, 2015

News that Ottawa's Algonquin College is offering diplomas in a Saudi Arabian college raises concerns for the President of OPSEU.