Women's Issues

 The National Union is encouraging its members and Canadians to complete the survey and to encourage others to participate. 

(2020-10-23)Read more

The study found that, similar to women’s shelters, a lack of comprehensive and sustainable funding is a major challenge. Many of the shelters have to fundraise to cover the cost of operations and salaries.

(2020-10-02)Read more

"Women's History Month celebrates the difference that women have made to society and to their communities ― every day and in times of struggle. Now, as we face a historical global challenge in the COVID-19 pandemic, women are once again the heroes on the front lines." ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President 

(2020-10-01)Read more

This paper is a survey of how non-Canadian jurisdictions have implemented protections, especially job-protected leaves, for victims of domestic violence in the workplace. By examining different international models, this paper seeks to illustrate potential policy options and best practices. In addition, it aims to provide critical commentary to help identify potential gaps or issues with the effectiveness of certain legislative schemes meant to help victims of DV at work.

(2020-09-27)Read more

Communities across Canada will honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people at the Sisters in Spirit vigil.

(2020-09-25)Read more

The report highlights existing gaps, as well as, best practices that may provide lessons for the Canadian context.

(2020-09-18)Read more

As economist Armine Yalnizyan has said, “No recovery without she-covery. No she-covery without child care.”

(2020-09-17)Read more

The day is intended to promote further action towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.

(2020-09-15)Read more

“I commend the Canadian government for taking leadership on this issue. We all have a responsibility to take action to stop the Rohingya genocide, and Canada is uniquely positioned to intervene and to support grassroots struggles.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-09-03)Read more

“On behalf of NUPGE, thank you to our members in the child care field, who are doing critical work during these difficult times. We see you and we are grateful for your service.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-04-16)Read more

The proportion of Canadians who are “very worried” (32%) about losing their income is higher among women (36%).

(2020-04-09)Read more

Now is the time for genuine action and follow-through, not simply rhetoric.

(2020-03-31)Read more

In this time of high stress and growing uncertainty, and as people are spending more time in their homes, the risk of domestic violence is high. Employers and governments must ensure the proper protections and additional resources are in place to support victims and survivors of domestic violence.

(2020-03-19)Read more

As we celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), it is important to acknowledge that we still have much work to do. But today, we also take the time to celebrate the gains that have been made.

(2020-03-04)Read more

Women and marginalized communities are more likely to experience negative effects of environmental and climate change and to face barriers in adapting.

(2020-02-03)Read more

A backgrounder on the gendered impacts of environmental and climate change, and women's contributions to sustainability.

(2020-02-03)Read more

The ruling signals an important step forward in ending the genocide against the Rohingya people.

(2020-01-28)Read more

Despite legislation that would say otherwise, the fight for gender equality is not over in Canada.

(2020-01-23)Read more

A publication on women workers in our Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions series.

(2020-01-22)Read more

The NUPGE Women’s Committee meets this week to discuss how workers and their unions have an important role to play in furthering awareness and enhancing supports for victims of domestic violence, as well as, in fighting to end domestic violence altogether.

(2020-01-16)Read more