Equality and Human Rights

December 19, 2014

Tentative agreement closes gap between Native Courtworkers and comparable jobs in Aboriginal services sector.

December 18, 2014

In many countries, skilled health and social care workers feel they must leave their families behind and work abroad to earn a decent income. They often face exploitation and discrimination. And their departure weakens health and social services in their home community.

December 17, 2014

National Union wishes remaining members of Cuban 5, some after more than 15 years of unjust detention, a happy reunion with their families.

December 4, 2014

"I believe that your demand for fairness – equal pay for equal work – has been heard loud and clear.”—  BCGEU President Stephanie Smith. 

December 3, 2014

On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities we want to raise awareness of all the challenges people with disabilities face, expose the discrimination and income inequality that exists, and work to make workplaces and communities fairer. 

November 25, 2014

In Canada, there is no policy in place on intimate partner violence or sexual assault, and we do not have a national action plan to address violence against women. This must change.

November 20, 2014

National Union urges all Canadians to join in struggle to end violence and discrimination against transgender people.

November 20, 2014

Members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now Canada (ACORN) in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia held actions to highlight the need for affordable access to the Internet.

November 6, 2014

“Whoever designed the system was certainly not putting clients’ and workers’ needs first. Sadly, those who will be the most disadvantaged by this will be the ones who have the least ability to protect themselves." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.