International Solidarity

March 21, 2016

"On this International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination, we pledge to stand by our committments to the Syrian people who have traveled so far and long to get here, as well as to those in our communities who struggle for equality every day." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

March 14, 2016

Organizations condemn murder and urge the U.S. Secretary of State to press the Honduran government to provide immediate, effective, and carefully consulted protection to Mexican environmentalist and journalist Gustavo Castro Soto and other witnesses in the case.

November 30, 2015

NUPGE is a participating union in Labour Gives and Giving Tuesday with contributions going to the Canadian Council for Refugees. 

October 5, 2015

“It’s clear that the Harper Conservatives are not doing enough to address the global humanitarian crisis. They have failed terribly in matching the good will, generosity and eagerness of Canadians to help support the settlement of Syrian refugees in Canada.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

September 17, 2015

"These women are part-time employees and have been without a contract since 2011. They are asking for stable part-time hours." — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President

May 1, 2015

Let us celebrate the triumph that slowly but inevitably flows when people stand together for what they know is right.

February 10, 2015

“The Canadian government has made us proud many times for taking leading international stands for basic human decency and dignity, and we’re confident that it will do so again by strongly supporting the right to strike during next month’s ILO meeting," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.

February 4, 2015

Calls for clemency for Leonard Peltier are coming from Canada and the United States, and from around the world.

January 19, 2015

Amnesty International (Canada) has issued an urgent request regarding death threats made against activists in Colombia.

December 1, 2014

For World AIDS Day, December 1, the National Union continues to support the Bracelet of Hope campaign and urges others to do likewise.