World War II saw some of the darkest days of our civilization.
The Co-op Refinery in Regina locked out its employees in an odious attempt to force the union to accept major concessions. Then they flew in scab “replacement workers,” to keep the refinery operating. UNIFOR is fighting for the rights of the locked-out workers by preventing fuel trucks from crossing the picket lines. They have our support. Arresting union leaders for fighting for their members’ rights is ugly and unacceptable in a democracy where workers have rights. ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The United Nations (UN) says that the Rohingya’s situation is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. It has also been stated that what has happened to the Rohingya is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.
In the face of terrible devastation and extreme danger, NUPGE wildland firefighters volunteer to fight what is being called the worst season of bush fires in Australian history.
This group of backgrounders highlights some of the interconnected elements of environmental degradation and climate change, the effects of which we are already seeing in Canada and around the world.
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.