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.
The outcome of the cases could have serious ramifications for gig economy workers.
Despite their diversity, these cases of civil unrest are commonly rooted in deeply structural issues.
NUPGE stands in solidarity with the people of Chile, calling the conflict a cautionary tale against income inequality, austerity, privatization and oppression.
National Union releases a Voter’s Guide factsheet on Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
In the face of the climate emergency, workers and their unions must take action to ensure a more just and sustainable future. As the young climate strikers have underscored, we have an obligation to act — not only for ourselves, but for generations to come.
“We stand in solidarity with the young people at the forefront of demanding meaningful action on climate change” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Gig economy workers are highly vulnerable to exploitation and need representation. Receiving no pay if sick, no protection if injured, and no respect for workers' rights is not acceptable. Foodora workers have chosen to organize and registered to vote to join a union. The Ontario Labour Relations Board should respect the rights of these workers and allow the votes to be counted." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Show your support for Diab by calling Justice Minister David Lametti on August 1 and 2 and urge him to launch an independent public inquiry into Diab's extradition and to reform Canada's extradition law.
"Canada and the E.U. should continue to support a type of economy which profits more than just the privileged few."