Labour Rights

July 8, 2015

In rhyming couplets and a clever schematic, the latest Why Unions Matter winners remind us that by standing together, we keep the worst of capitalism at bay.

Ottawa (08 July 2015) — Greed and power can get the worst of anyone. The two most recent winners of the $1,000 Why Unions Matter contest look at the ways in which unions help keep greed and power in check.

June 30, 2015

“This truly is a sad day for Canadian democracy. It speaks volumes to the disrespect this government has for democracy and the rule of law when Prime Minister Harper personally direct these undemocratic tactics to ensure that Bill C-377 passes the Senate in order to appeal to the Conservatives’ right-wing base.” — James Clancy, NUPGE President

June 17, 2015

School teacher inspired to enter Why Unions Matter contest by the role unions played in the Japanese redress moment

June 16, 2015

"While legislation of this type is a responsibility of the provincial governments, I believe that this is an area where your office could provide much needed leadership." — James Clancy, National President, NUPGE

Ottawa (16 June 2015) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling on the federal Minister of Labour, Dr. Kellie Leitch, to use her position to encourage provinces to enact pay-before-you-pump legislation.

June 16, 2015

A tribute to Artist Bob Kell, 1944-2015

June 15, 2015

2015 New Labour Trilogy provides analysis and interpretation of the three January 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decisions on labour rights, as well as insights on how they may be applied in current and future Charter litigation involving labour rights.

June 9, 2015

Three young Canadians are the latest winners of NUPGE’s $1,000 Why Unions Matter contest.

June 3, 2015

"The importance of the Canadian middle class cannot be overstated. It's what drives the economy and our country is at its best when it's strongest." — The New Brunswick Union 

May 29, 2015

Despite the best efforts by the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations to force an agreement on many of the province's health professionals, the members of Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (SAHO) have soundly rejected the final offer.

May 22, 2015

CFLR’s Guide for Negotiating Essential Services is intended as a practical guide for union negotiators engaged in essential service negotiations.