Political Action

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/.

(2023-01-19)Read more

The union will be in a legal strike position on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 2:46 p.m..

(2022-08-13)Read more

"Similar to what’s done in health care, we need a dedicated transfer to the provinces to move us towards a public post-secondary education system that is accessible to all, high quality, and provides decent work in the sector. A strong public education system is key to a thriving society, especially as we face labour shortages in critical sectors and the need for transition to a green economy.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2022-03-24)Read more

"We need this government to invest in our public services and public programs, not cut them.” — Kyle Ross, MGEU President

(2021-12-08)Read more

Sign the petition organized by Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and send a message to Prime Minister Trudeau, calling on the federal government to open a pathway for all migrants, including refugees and undocumented people, to obtain permanent residency without unfair work and language requirements.

(2021-11-03)Read more

The pandemic has proven the critical importance of a strong public health care system. It has also exposed some structural issues in the system. Advocates have long been calling for increased federal investment in public health care and for an expansion of our system beyond doctors and hospitals.

(2021-09-16)Read more

"While we might not like going to the polls, we need to seize this opportunity to tell the government what we need to rebuild. We need investments in green technology to create good jobs to address climate change and boost our economy. We need to put money and resources back into health care, community services, and other areas of the public sector that neoliberal policies at the federal and provincial levels stripped away. The need to pay workers living wages and full benefits has never been clearer. Without this, we will see potentially catastrophic consequences." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-09-03)Read more

"This new team of leaders at the CLC is exciting! We've elected people who are firmly committed to our core values of fairness, equality and respect. They are inclusive and determined to focus on organizing the unorganized, continuing the fight for workers’ rights and for giving the tools to members to activate in their own communities.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-06-18)Read more

The Education for All campaign, of which NUPGE is a part, has made available an online letter-writing tool to call on the federal government to provide stable, long-term funding for the university: https://www.educationforall.ca/lufa_tool

(2021-04-12)Read more

“We are witnessing a pandemic within a pandemic. Physical and social isolation, economic stress, and the overall uncertainty resulting from COVID-19 have created a perfect storm for the increased risk of domestic violence. What's worse, the lockdowns may make it harder for people experiencing violence to seek help.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-11-23)Read more

"On behalf of NUPGE members across the country, I add my voice to those condemning the arbitrary detention of Cihan Erdal and demanding his immediate release. I implore you to take urgent action to secure Erdal's immediate release and safe return to Canada." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-10-07)Read more

"We have been pushing for the government to accept that there is no turning back to the ways things were. This Build Back Better Throne Speech is a signal that they've heard that message. We'll be spending our time before the federal budget to pressure the Liberals to stand by their words and put its money where its mouth is." – Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-09-25)Read more

“This youth-led movement serves as another reminder that we must not forget about the climate crisis amidst the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, the pandemic has illustrated the unequal impacts of a crisis, which we are already seeing with the impacts of climate change, as well as the ambitious, course-changing response that’s possible when the political will is there. We know that Canadians’ will is with climate action. Will the Trudeau government’s be as well?” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-09-25)Read more

Recovery from COVID-19 calls for a rethinking of the ways in which our communities and our economy are organized. Prime Minister Trudeau: Full Immigration Status for All is just, fair, necessary and urgent. The time is now.

(2020-09-14)Read more

Individuals from around the world can add their voices to condemning the violence and supporting the Belarusian workers exercising their rights by sending a message to Belarusian government officials via the LabourStart campaign.

(2020-08-28)Read more

Alvarez was an educator and a rights defender. She was a member of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Philippines (ACT) and a prominent activist with the Negros Island Health Integrated Program and Karapatan, a human rights coalition.

(2020-08-26)Read more

"This technology, which is unregulated in Canada, threatens people's fundamental rights and freedoms." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-07-08)Read more

Top concerns are protecting frontline workers, personal protective equipment (PPE), testing for COVID-19, and wage protection.

(2020-03-12)Read more

“It’s time to stand up for all Indigenous people all across Turtle Island.” — Molly Wickham (Sleydo'), Wet'suwet'en spokesperson

(2020-02-10)Read more