"If this government really wants to help young workers and interns, it would ensure that their rights to employment standards regulations and protections were included in the Canada Labour Code." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
The demise of those bills will be cause for all of us to celebrate. Let’s hope this represents the beginning of a new and important era of respect for labour rights and working people in Canada by our federal government.
In honour of Black History Month and Family Day, we’re asking for entries that say why unions matter to African Canadians or why unions matter to your family.
Contest winner writes: "Do unions matter? I've got a better question. Do human rights matter?"
"PEIUPSE/NUPGE supports the new federal Liberal government in their commitment to repeal this unjust legislation at the earliest possible opportunity." — Karen Jackson, PEIUPSE President
Federal government to introduce legislation allowing RCMP members to join a union and engage in collective bargaining.
Ottawa (08 Dec. 2015) — RCMP officers are a step closer to exercising their rights to join a union and engage in collective bargaining, granted to them nearly a year ago by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Request for Proposals (RFP) for highways maintenance in the East Kootenay does not include successorship for our members. Will likely result in loss of dedicated and trained employees.
"With Prime Minister Trudeau, we seem to have an opportunity to put the concerns of working Canadians back on the agenda. It’s up to us to seize that opportunity and ensure our concerns stay on the agenda." — NUPGE National President James Clancy
OTTAWA (10 Nov. 2015) – The National Union is congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for recommitting this morning to repeal two recent anti-labour laws, and also for taking an important symbolic step towards rebuilding trust between the federal government and the country’s workers.
“The Premier should offer a sincere apology for his government’s reckless actions and for the harm done to union members and all working people." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
"The global focus this year is on ending corporate greed, eliminating precarious work and formalising informal jobs, as well as living minimum wages." — Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).