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President's Commentary: Hurricane Sandy and reflections on government and public services

Events around Hurricane Sandy highlight the importance of government and the public sector. Both in trying prevent these extreme occurrences and in responding to them when they happen.

Oct 31, 2012

President's Commentary: Labour Day 2012

This Labour Day in 2012, NUPGE celebrates the legacy of those who came before us and we commit to continue the fight for fairness.


Aug 30, 2012

President's Commentary: Quebec student strike: It's about values, democracy and fundamental freedoms

In fighting the dramatic tuition fee hikes, the student movement is defending the values of equality and solidarity which underpin this social contract.

May 29, 2012

President's Commentary: Harper is making Canada an evidence-free zone

Nobody really knows the cost of cutting oversight agencies but without the proper information we run the risk of making serious problems even worse and, in the long term, that will cost all of us.

Apr 24, 2012

President's Commentary: It’s time to stop the corporate gravy train

Rather than spending wildly on no-strings attached corporate tax cuts, Harper could have provided tax refunds to corporations after they actually created jobs; instead, job-killers like Caterpillar take our tax money and run.


By James Clancy
National President
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Feb 8, 2012

Comprehensive speakers line up to present at the Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness in Toronto

Presentations to the Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness range from child care and health care, children and women's rights, workers and the justice system for two days of hearings in Toronto.

Jan 30, 2012

A Modern Post: Powered by People - Why we should care about CUPW bargaining

The real question now is whether or not Canada Post is up to the job to be the innovator the country needs. There is a massive opportunity for CEO Deepak Chopra to make a transformative shift in our postal system. Now is the perfect time for Canada Post to open itself to the future, to invest and expand.

Apr 29, 2011

BC Supreme Court rules legislation removing teachers' bargaining rights unconstitutional

“We now have four years of consistent jurisprudence that recognizes the constituional obligation of governments to respect the collective bargaining process and refrain from enacting legislation that strips away the Charter rights of their employees.” James Clancy

Apr 14, 2011

President's Commentary: Lessons from Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor’s attack shouldn’t be a surprise to any of us. Indeed, the question has only been when and which jurisdiction in North America would be first to take such heavy handed action.

Feb 18, 2011

President's Commentary: An appeal to Ontario political leaders - listen to public sector workers

Tim Hudak is misleading voters by pretending that an attack on public sector jobs and wages will deal with a financial mess that the financial sector has caused, says James Clancy, NUPGE's national president.

Jan 12, 2011