Supreme Court of Canada finds Alberta's privacy law in violation of section 2(b) – the right to freedom association – of the Charter, insofar as it restricts a union’s ability to collect, use or disclose personal information during the course of a lawful strike.
Trade union member Oscar López Triviño, who worked for Nestlé, was killed on 9 November in Bugalagrande, south-western Colombia. One day earlier, paramilitaries sent a death threat to members of the union to which he belongs. Other members of the union are still at risk.
Another ruling from the International Labor Organisation against the Conservative government for violations on labour rights.
Members who do not comply with flu vaccine ruling may be fired.
Tell your Member of Parliament you do not support the amendments to the Canada Labour Code. Ask them to vote against the bill and help workers be safe on the job.
Bill C-4, another of the Harper government's undemocratic Omnibus budget bills, will dramatically tip the balance of collective bargaining in favour of the federal government, effectively take away public service workers' right to strike and will put the lives of workers in the federal sector at risk by redefining dangerous work.
"Your poem Why Unions Matter beautifully captures a slice of the good that unions do, from empowering teachers to stand up for themselves and their students to providing your parents a chance to help their friends and co-workers live more secure, content, and productive lives," said NUPGE National President James Clancy.
"Last year alone, the CEO of this company (AB InBev) got a 90 per cent wage increase. His salary went from $1 million to $2 million a year. And they're making money off the backs of 45 workers, people trying to put food on the table for their families, people trying to provide shelter and clothing for their children. And he's making $2 million a year? It's simply wrong." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Labour submission provides recommendations on 12 major areas.
“Unions matter,” Clancy says. “They don't just matter to the people who belong to unions, they matter to every community in the country."
The International Labour Organization ruled in 2010 that Bills 5 and 6 violated Canada's international labour law commitments.
"Be creative, be outspoken, be daring. Your voice is powerful. Your stories are moving. People need to hear them because they will make a difference." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"The 340,000 NUPGE members across the country are with you in this struggle, and we will continue working with you to get this employer back to the table to get a fair and decent contract." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"We are standing up against employers and governments who think it's okay to pay community social services workers such a low wage they have to choose between taking care of the most vulnerable and feeding their own family. " - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Alberta government continues to understate the level of workplace injuries.
"Made in the USA" documentary critiques Hudak's plans for a low-wage Ontario.
"So what happens when people end up working sick? They often infect their co-workers as well as their customers, clients or even patients," says PEIUPSE President, Debbie Bovyer.
Now, through our ATN campaign, we will be talking to members and the broader public about why unions matter to everyone. Together, fairness works.
Help tell Toys "R" Us that one in seven kids in Ontario live in poverty. If the company cares about our communities, it should support a minimum wage that brings families out of poverty.
NUPGE is launching a monthly contest for the best video, poem or song submission about “Why Unions Matter” – to you, your family, community and country.