Want to help fight for a better Ontario? Join the online event sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Labour. Save your spot by RSVPing at https://ofl.ca/event/eie-kickoff/.
Show your solidarity for the workers who have been unfairly suspended by the Family and Children's Services of Renfrew Country!
"Different appears to mean not respecting workers’ rights, and trying to break our health care system all while hoarding money sent from Ottawa to help the people of this province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"We are where the power in this province resides. They might only be coming for education workers now, but when you come for one of us, you come for all of us. Let this last week be an example — workers united will shut this province down whenever we need to." — JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President
“If the unions in Ontario need financial support, we will be there for them. The Ford government decided to attack some of the most vulnerable workers in the province. That’s a fight we are not going to shy away from." — NUPGE President Bert Blundon
“The legislation introduced in Ontario and invoking the notwithstanding clause are an attack on all working people in Canada. The National Union is strongly committed to supporting CUPE and OPSEU/SEFPO in their fight and to standing up against this attack.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
“Climate change is the crisis of our time. We need to continue to build the awareness and sense of urgency in order to force our governments to seriously act.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
“We already represent hundreds of thousands of health care professionals across the country. MAHCP strengthens NUPGE’s voice as one of the largest health care and public sector unions in Canada.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
Poverty and inequality are “the result of deliberate decisions or inaction that disempower the poorest and marginalized in our societies and violate their fundamental rights.”
Health workers from across the country urge the Prime Minister to implement a comprehensive regularization plan for all undocumented people without exception and permanent residence for all migrants, including those in low-wage jobs.
Around the world, the choice workers face is fighting for wage justice or risking sliding into poverty.
"I echo the demands of local and international activists for an end to human rights violations in Iran, including the repression of women’s rights.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
"Forcing these workers on strike as they try to negotiate their first contract just shows they had a good reason to unionize. We need them to hear us loud and clear: get back to the table now! These workers deserve a fair deal." - Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
“We’ve taken our fight to the courts, and we’re taking it to the streets too — to build our solidarity and support the fight for fair collective bargaining, decent work and high-quality public services." — JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President
The cynical attempt to promote for-profit health care or pay-for-plasma schemes tells us that far too many governments and corporate leaders simply want to ignore the lessons of the pandemic to further their own financial interests. We mustn’t let this happen.
"Migrant and undocumented people deserve the same rights, employment standards, and access to services as Canadians. A broad and inclusive regularization program, along with addressing the systemic issues in Canada’s immigration and refugee system, will be crucial." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
The union will be in a legal strike position on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 2:46 p.m..
"John led a life in service to people with disabilities, fighting for recognition and equity. His work at NUPGE helped inspire our members, and others in the labour movement, to work for fairness and to break down barriers. His commitment was unwavering, and we are all better for his efforts. We will miss him." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Under the cover of emergency preparedness and worker retention, this government is setting a dangerous precedent by sidelining both the union and the collective agreement, which are there to protect workers." — JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President