Women's Issues | National Union of Public and General Employees

Women's Issues

October 9, 2019

With 2 out of 4 national political parties committed to universal child care, the outcome of the election could help reduce the overwhelming costs for families across the country. 

October 7, 2019

National Union releases a Voter’s Guide factsheet on Women’s Rights.

October 3, 2019

“The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada is a national tragedy. United, we will demand action on an issue that impacts us all!” — Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

August 9, 2019

NUPGE is urging all Canadians to write, call, and email federal leaders and ask them to commit both to the debate and including a National Action Plan on violence against women in their platforms.

July 4, 2019

According to the report, only 28% of workers earning $15/hour or less qualify for EI.

June 23, 2019

Razia Sultana, a 2019 winner of the US State Department's International Women of Courage Award, addresses the NUPGE 2019 Convention on the Rohingya crisis

May 21, 2019

 “Actions speak louder than words. This is an attack on women. Period." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 25, 2019

The conference was packed with insights from the National Union’s research into issues facing women workers in Canada ranging from pay equity, job security, pensions, child care, caregiving and gender-based violence. 

January 18, 2019

“What will bring women closer to equality now is doing exactly what has made gains in the past: making demands and backing up those demands using the tools we have as union members and as citizens,” — Elisabeth Ballermann, Secretary-Treasurer, NUPGE

December 6, 2018

"I'd like to see a day when the justice system works in favour of abused women and children. A day when we commemorate the end to domestic and stranger violence. A day where we celebrate an end to harassment and discrimination based on gender." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer