Labour Rights

March 6, 2015

The PEI Coalition for a Fair EI is hosting a community forum to connect the stories of temporary foreign workers and Islanders working out west to failed economic and government policies.

March 3, 2015

“It’s not just members who benefit from unions, it’s their entire community,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy. “Our goal with the Reader is to remind everyone of all the beautiful ways that unions matter.”

February 26, 2015

"Thank you to all those who raised their voice in support of this long-standing right to negotiate freely and fairly on behalf of workers everywhere. We know that having strong labour rights allows us to make a difference in the lives of everyone, not just of union members." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

February 25, 2015

"We send a message of solidarity to the workers in Wisconsin today, as they once again fight to preserve their long-standing union rights. We know all too well that these so-called right-to-work laws are more of the agenda to silence workers into accepting poor working conditions and low wages." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

February 17, 2015

Canadians are urged to write a letter to the federal Minister of Labour asking that she support the right to strike at an upcoming meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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.

January 30, 2015

“This is a great day for all of us. Our chief justices understand that unions matter to our country and our communities, and they’ve made sure that Canadian politicians will no longer be able to so easily strip Canadians of their union rights,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy. 

January 20, 2015

“The fundamental democratic value that no union is ever certified to be an exclusive bargaining agent for a group of employees if it cannot demonstrate majority support among the group of employees must prevail." — Arbitrator James Dorsey

January 19, 2015

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

January 16, 2015

“This is definitely a historic moment for working people and the labour movement in Canada. Not only has the Supreme Court affirmed the fundamental labour rights of working people, it has reinforced the positive roles that unions and collective bargaining play in Canadian society.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President