The role that public sector workers played in fighting the fire - and saving lives - has not received the recognition that it deserves. Public sector workers have been at the forefront of responding to the disaster.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is committed to a global labour movement and to building alliances with social movements and rights defenders in the fight for global justice. We believe we have a responsibility to speak out against injustices, support those who are impacted, and stand in solidarity with struggles for change — not just in Canada, but around the world.
NUPGE has been active in international solidarity efforts such as those with labour activists in Colombia, the Rohingya, the struggle for human rights and democracy in the Philippines, and the Kurdish people’s right to self-determination.
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging Canadians to raise their voices against the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and participate local events on the anniversary of
Give more than flowers and chocolates this year - help African communities in need.
Canada is ignoring the plight of the people of Colombia by negotiating a free trade agreement with the Uribe government.
Impressive start to a weekend of bringing together diverse social movements. The theme: Build Together—Win Together—The Future Is Ours!
It is less than a week until the start of the Peoples' Social Forum—a joyous gathering with special exhibitions, work and peoples history tours, film screenings, critical mass rally, a pow-wow, street performances, concerts, games, and building new relationships.
"We urge the government to come to the table in good faith, clearly understanding the role public service workers play in strengthening our society and our economy, to negotiate fair wages and working conditions." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The Route of Shame takes place during the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. A major focus of the annual ILC is to determine whether countries are upholding their obligations to respect the rights of workers and their trade unions under International Labour Organization conventions.
The film’s director is David Yates, who made the last four Harry Potter movies. The actors involved include: Andrew Lincoln (star zombie-fighter on the hit AMC TV show The Walking Dead), Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love, Actually), Javier Cámara (star of Pedro Almodóvar films Talk to Her and Bad Education), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter), and Heike Makatsch (Love, Actually).
The National Union is providing financial contribution to the Russian LGBT Network and encourages others to do likewise. The Network is doing amazing work in the face of both state repression and street violence.