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Workers' Health and Safety Measures and Working from Home Cover of Workers' Health and Safety Measures and Working from Home Workers' Health and Safety Protections and Working from Home.pdf5.54 MB 2020-10 This paper analyzes the application of health and safety legislative frameworks to working from home arrangements. By surveying Canadian legislation, case law, government guidelines, and other examples of unique employment contexts, the paper seeks to help workers and their unions identify potential areas of concern for health and safety protection in working from home arrangements.
Domestic Violence and the Workplace: How Non-Canadian Jurisdictions Have Implemented Workplace Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence Cover of Domestic Violence and the Workplace: How Non-Canadian Jurisdictions Have Implemented Workplace Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence Domestic Violence and the Workplace How Non-Canadian Jurisdictions Have Implemented Workplace Protections.pdf1.07 MB 2020-09 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.
Working From Home: Considerations for Unions Cover of the paper entitled "Working From Home: Considerations for Unions" Working from Home Considerations for Unions4 MB 2020-07
Submission on the Consultation on Strengthening Corporate Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Canada NUPGE submission to beneficial ownership consultations.pdf562.28 KB 2020-04 This publication was submitted to the federal government's consultation on Comments on Strengthening Corporate Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Canada in April 2020. In it, NUPGE calls on the federal government to create  apublicly accessible registry (or registries) of beneficial owners.
Pamphlet: Trade and Investment Agreements and the Threat to Public Services Pamphlet: Trade and Investment Agreements and the Threat to Public Services Pamphlet: Trade and Investment Agreements and the Threat to Public Services1.92 MB 2020-03 A short pamphlet summarizing how trade and investment
Comments on the Exposure Draft of Section PS 3160, Public Private Partnerships Cover of "Comments on the Exposure Draft of Section PS 3160, Public Private Partnerships" NUPGE submission to consultations on PSAB rules for P3s.pdf407.24 KB 2020-03 Comments on the Exposure Draft of Section PS 3160, Public Private Partnerships
Privatization Overview Cover of "Privatization Overview". Privatization Overview (PDF)756.8 KB 2020-02 An overview of privatization and its impacts.
Trade and Investment Agreements and the Threat to Public Services Trade and Investment Agreements - cover image Backgrounder: Trade and Investment Agreements and the Threat to Public Services725.44 KB 2020-02 An overview of how international trade and investment agreements pose a threat to public services.
Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions: Women Workers Cover image for: Women Workers Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions - Women Workers.pdf460.16 KB 2020-02 A publication on women workers in our Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions series. Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions
Domestic Violence, Workers, and Workplaces The cover image for the NUPGE publication, "Domestic Violence, Workers, and Workplaces." Domestic Violence at Work Backgrounder - Revised (002).pdf436.66 KB 2020-02 A backgrounder on how domestic violence affects workers and workplaces.
Environmental and Climate Change: A Gender Perspective Cover image for the NUPGE publication, "Environmental and Climate Change: A Gender Perspective" Environmental and Climate Change - A Gender Perspective.pdf495.48 KB 2020-02 A backgrounder on the gendered impacts of environmental and climate change, and women's contributions to sustainability.
The National Union Will Be Part of the Solution The National Union Will Be Part of the Solution Backgrounder-We Must Act-12-NUPGE.pdf547.03 KB 2020-02 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
We Are Treating the Oceans As Garbage Dumps We Are Treating the Oceans As Garbage Dumps Backgrounder-We Must Act-5-Oceans.pdf632.57 KB 2020-02 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
The Public Sector Will Be Part of the Solution The Public Sector Will Be Part of the Solution Backgrounder-We Must Act-11-Public Sector.pdf524.24 KB 2020-02 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
We Are Depleting the Soil We Are Depleting the Soil Backgrounder-We Must Act-7-Soil.pdf543.39 KB 2020-02 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
Governments Must Take Action Governments Must Take Action Backgrounder-We Must Act-10-Governments.pdf566.58 KB 2020-02 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
Valuing Indigenous Knowledge Valuing Indigenous Knowledge Backgrounder-We Must Act-8-Indigenous Knowledge.pdf740.72 KB 2020-02 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions: An introduction Cover image for Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions: An introduction Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions - An introduction.pdf588.63 KB 2020-02 The first publication in the Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions series. Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions
Myths about Tax Cuts Briefing - Myths About Tax Cuts - November 2019.pdf152.74 KB 2020-02 This paper debunks the myths that surround tax cuts. 
Criminal Justice – Track Record & Campaign Promises Criminal Justice – Track Record & Campaign Promises Public Services - Criminal Justice - FACT SHEET.pdf101 KB 2020-02 Track record and campaign promises about Criminal Justice by all four major federal parties. 
Why Unions Matter winner colouring book Unions_Matter_colouring_book.pdf644.48 KB 2020-02 Why Unions Matter
2015 Federal Election Voting Guide 2015 Federal Election Voting Guide 2015_elxn_voting_guide_party_platforms.pdf612.14 KB 2020-02 The 2015 Federal Election Voting Guide.
Sisterhood is a Powerful Thing: Why Every Union Needs an Active Women's Committee Sisterhood is a Powerful Thing.pdf94.74 KB 2020-02 This educational leaflet is designed to promote and strengthen Women's Committees in unions. This leaflet explains that women's committees are an essential factor in reaching our goal of creating stronger unions by empowering individuals and building solidarity. At the same time, women's committees bring us closer to our shared principles of equality, justice and fairness for all. Find out why every union needs an active women's committee by reading this pamphlet.
Rights for People with Disabilities Cover image for: Rights for People with Disabilities Rights for People With Disabilities.pdf590.99 KB 2019-12 A publication on rights for people with disabilities in our Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions series. Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions
The Fight for Environmental Sustainability is Also the Struggle for Equality The Fight for Environmental Sustainability is Also the Struggle for Equality Backgrounder-We Must Act-9-Equality.pdf636.23 KB 2019-11 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
A New Wave of Mass Extinctions A New Wave of Mass Extinctions Backgrounder-We Must Act-6-Extinction.pdf572.99 KB 2019-11 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
Our Forests Are Threatened Our Forests Are Threatened Backgrounder-We Must Act-4-Forests.pdf622.13 KB 2019-11 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
Air Pollution is Killing Us Air Pollution is Killing Us Backgrounder-We Must Act-3-Air Pollution.pdf713.58 KB 2019-11 We Must act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
Climate Change is Real Climate Change is Real Backgrounder-We Must Act-2-Climate Change.pdf631.52 KB 2019-11 We Must Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
Home Care Privatization Home Care Privatization Report Home Care Privatization Nov2019.pdf384.18 KB 2019-11 A report on home care privatization looking at the problems, how it is being done and who profits from it.
Introduction Introduction We Must All Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future -- an Introduction.542.05 KB 2019-11 We Must All Act for an Environmentally Sustainable Future
Transgender and Gender-Expansive Rights Are Human Rights Cover image for: Transgender and Gender-Expansive Rights Are Human Rights Transgender and Gender-Expansive Rights Are Human Rights.pdf781.22 KB 2019-11 A publication on transgender and gender-expansive rights in our Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions series. Diversity and Inclusion in Our Unions
Issues Facing Women Workers in Canada Issues Facing Women Workers in Canada Issues Facing Women Workers.pdf527.72 KB 2019-11
The National Union and the Global Union Movement The National Union and the Global Union Movement The National Union and the Global Union Movement.pdf424.91 KB 2019-11
NUPGE Annual Report: 2018 in Review NUPGE Annual Report:  2018 in Review 2018 in Review.pdf549.15 KB 2019-10 This report outlines the work of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) for 2018.
Post-secondary Education – Track Record & Campaign Promises Post-secondary Education – Track Record & Campaign Promises Public Services - Post-secondary Education - FACT SHEET.pdf100.33 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet our four main federal parties' track record and campaign promises regarding post-secondary education. 
Electoral Reform – Track Record & Campaign Promises Electoral Reform – Track Record & Campaign Promises Public Policy - Electoral Reform - FACT SHEET.pdf94.21 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet our four main federal parties' track record and campaign promises regarding Electoral Reform.
LGBTQI2S Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises LGBTQI2S Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises Human Rights - LGBTQI2S Rights.pdf103.24 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet on the track record and campaign promises of our four main federal parties regarding LGBTQI2S Rights.
Anti-poverty Measures– Track Record & Campaign Promises Anti-poverty Measures– Track Record & Campaign Promises Public Policy - Anti-poverty Measures - FACT SHEET.pdf101.85 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet our four main federal parties' track record and campaign promises regarding anti-poverty measures.
Immigrant and Refugee Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises Immigrant and Refugee Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises Human Rights - Immigrant and Refugee Rights.pdf98.88 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet on the track record and campaign promises of the four major federal parties on immigrant and refugee rights.  
Affordable Housing – Track Record & Campaign Promises Affordable Housing – Track Record & Campaign Promises Public Policy - Affordable Housing - FACT SHEET.pdf98.85 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet on the track record and campaign promises of the four major federal parties on affordable housing.
Seniors – Track Record & Campaign Promises Seniors – Track Record & Campaign Promises Public Services - Seniors - FACT SHEET.pdf101.11 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet on the track record and campaign promises of the four major federal parties regarding seniors.
Anti-racism Measures – Track Record & Campaign Promises Anti-racism Measures – Track Record & Campaign Promises Human Rights - Anti-racism Measures.pdf100.2 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet on the track record and campaign promises of the four major federal parties on anti-racism measures.
National Public Child Care – Track Record & Campaign Promises National Public Child Care – Track Record & Campaign Promises Public Services - Child Care - FACT SHEET.pdf98.67 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet on the track record and campaign promises of the four major federal parties on National Public Child Care.
Rights for People with Disabilities – Track Record & Campaign Promises Rights for People with Disabilities – Track Record & Campaign Promises Human Rights - Rights for People with Disabilities.pdf102.24 KB 2019-10 A fact sheet on the track record and campaign promises of the four major federal parties regarding the rights for people with disabilities.
Indigenous Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises Cover of Indigenous Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises Human Rights - Indigenous Rights.pdf103.38 KB 2019-09 Track record and campaign promises about Indigenous Rights by all four major federal parties.
Pharmacare – Track Record & Campaign Promises Pharmacare – Track Record & Campaign Promises cover page Public Services - Pharmacare - FACT SHEET.pdf334.86 KB 2019-09 The track record and campaign promises about Pharmacare for all four major federal parties.
Income Inequality – Track Record & Campaign Promises Income Inequality – Track Record & Campaign Promises cover. ATN Key Issues - Income Inequality.pdf97.7 KB 2019-09 Income Inequality – Track Record & Campaign Promises fact sheet.
Austerity Agenda – Track Record & Campaign Promises Austerity Agenda – Track Record & Campaign Promises cover. ATN Key Issues - Austerity Agenda.pdf97.95 KB 2019-09 Austerity Agenda – Track Record & Campaign Promises fact sheet.
Tax Fariness – Track Record & Campaign Promises Tax Fariness - Track Record & Campaign Promises cover. ATN Key Issues - Tax Fairness.pdf343.69 KB 2019-09 Tax Fariness – Track Record & Campaign Promises fact sheet.
Privatization – Track Record & Key Issues Privatization - Track Record & Key Issues cover. ATN Key Issues - Privatization.pdf335.37 KB 2019-09 Privatization – Track Record & Key Issues fact sheet.
Environment and Climate Change – Track Record & Campaign Promises Cover of Environment and Climate Change cover. Human_Rights_Environment_and_Climate_Change.pdf100.74 KB 2019-09 Environment and Climate Change – Track Record & Campaign Promises
Labour Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises Labour Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises cover. ATN Key Issues - Labour Rights.pdf101.64 KB 2019-09 Labour Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises fact sheet.
2019 Federal Election Voter's Guide 2019 Federal Election Guide - Cover 2019 Federal Election Voter's Guide.pdf705.27 KB 2019-09
Women’s Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises Women’s Rights – Track Record & Campaign Promises cover page. Human Rights - Women's Rights.pdf100.51 KB 2019-09 Track record and campaign promises about Women's Rights by all four major federal parties.
Letter on the federal government's Social Finance Fund and privatization 2019, July 3 MP Duclos Social Finance Fund and IRP.pdf163.13 KB 2019-07 There are fears that the federal government's Social Finance Fund will be used to subsidize privatization schemes like Social Impact Bonds. This letter from NUPGE President Larry Brown to Jean-Yves Duclos, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development asks the Minister to respond to comments that appear to originate with federal officials in recent media reports on the Social Finance Fund.
No Sweat: Changing Our Clothes to Change Lives Cover of No Sweat:  Changing Our Clothes to Change Lives no_sweat.pdf186.47 KB 2019-06 A sweatshop is a work environment where employees toil for long hours in unsafe conditions for low pay.  Sweatshop conditions are the norm in the apparel industry around the world and exist globally in many sectors.  It doesn't have to be this way.  Around the world, garment workers are organizing in their workplaces and communities to improve working conditions and end sweatshop abuses.  One of the best ways for us to support these workers is to become more conscious of what we buy and how it is made.  Better still we can change how our employers or governments purchase clothes and goods a
A New Canada Community Services Transfer–Strengthened by a New Canada Community Services Act A New Canada Community Services Transfer cover. A New Canada Community Services Transfer and Act.pdf449.74 KB 2019-04
Pharmacare: Prescription for Change! Pharmacare Prescription for Change cover. Pharmacare Prescription for change 1.pdf800.27 KB 2019-04
Universal Health Care on Trial Universal Health Care on Trial.pdf214.91 KB 2018-04
Medavie Blue Cross Medavie Blue Cross Medavie Briefing Note final.pdf264.75 KB 2018-03
A look back at 2017: NUPGE Annual Report A look back at 2017 cover. 2017 in Review.pdf372.29 KB 2017-12 This report outlines the work of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) for 2017.
Women Empowering Women Women Empowering Women cover. Women_Empowering_Women.pdf373.15 KB 2017-11 This leaflet describes the need for support of women in communitites across Canada.  It takes stock of the continued inequity faced by women and reflects on the challenges faced by Women's Centres and the services they offer 24/7.  Finally it is a call to recognize the hard work done by staff and the need for government action to support the workers and these services.  
Universal health care on trial Universal health care on trial cover. Universal Health Care on Trial - Oct 2017 (003).pdf214.94 KB 2017-11 A case before the British Columbia Supreme Court, Cambie Surgeries Corporation. v. British Columbia (Attorney General), could lead to a 2-tier health care system in Canada. This report looks at the history of the case, the reasons the case is taking so long, and what the case means for Canadians. The report also looks at some of the problems with private for-profit health care.
The Cold Hard Facts about Women's Economic Well-Being in Canada The Cold Hard Facts about Women's Economic Well-Being in Canada cover. Cold Hard Facts.pdf652.29 KB 2017-11 This pamphlet looks at seven facts that affect women and their economic well-being.  These facts include pay inequity, lack of child care and the economic effects of caregiving on women.  
Ever Forward: NUPGE Women's Committee Ever Forward:  NUPGE Women's Committee cover. Ever Forward NUPGE Womens Committee.pdf302.38 KB 2017-11 The National Union has a proud history of working for and promoting women's rights and equality.  Aiding the National Union in its work on issues affecting women within Canada and around the world, is its Advisory Committee on Women's Issues (ACWI).  Established in 1976 as the National Union's Human Rights (Women's Rights) Committee, the ACWI has addressed many issues including pay equity, women's leadership, child care, women health, life/work balance and violence against women.  Ever Forward provides an overview of the work done by the National Union and the ACWI over the past de
Canada & ILO Convention No. 98 It's Time to Sign Canada & ILO Convention No. 98 It's Time to Sign cover. Canada and ILO Convention 98 It is time to sign.pdf1.66 MB 2017-11 Canadian Labour Rights Foundation
Collective Bargaining in Canada: Human Right or Canadian Illusion Collective Bargaining in Canada: Human Right or Canadian Illusion cover. Collective Bargaining in Canada 2nd Edition.pdf425.76 KB 2017-11
Canada's Shameful Secret Canada's Shameful Secret cover Canadas Shameful Secret Backgrounder.pdf89.32 KB 2017-11 Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has yet to ratify all eight of the international standards recognized as being fundamental to the rights of human beings at work.  These are the eight fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and are recognized as being fundamental to the rights of human beings at work which have been ratified by the overwhelming majority of ILO member States.  Unfortunately, Canada has yet to ratify those Conventions governing forced labour, the minimum age for working and the right to collective bargaining.
2015 New Labour Trilogy Forum Report 2015 New Labour Trilogy Forum Report cover. CFLR new labour trilogy forum.pdf585.67 KB 2017-11 Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights
The Labour Movement After Fraser The Labour Movement After Fraser cover. The Labour Movement After Fraser.pdf696.05 KB 2017-11 The Labour Movement after Fraser is a report of a seminar held May 30, 2011 on the Supreme Court of Canada decision on AG of Ontario v. Fraser. Canadian Foundation of Labour Rights
Labour Rights Are Human Rights Labour Rights are Human Rights cover. Labour_Rights_Are_Human_Rights.pdf257.47 KB 2017-11 This primer frames labour rights as a critical component of human rights helping to protect and promote the social and economic well-being of the human population.  It examines how the erosion of labour rights weakens democracy and threatens the economic prosperity of a nation.
Pensions Manual, Fourth Edition Pensions Manual, Fourth Edition cover. Pensions Manual January 2008.pdf816.33 KB 2017-11 The manual is an easy-to-use guide including much of what you need to know about pensions and retirement from a union perspective and a valuable resource to help educate activists in the field of pensions.  The 170-page manual contains 14 chapters covering a variety of pension's topics.
Our Kids Gotta Come First Our Kids Gotta Come First cover. Our Kids Gotta Come First Web Version.pdf443.31 KB 2017-11 This leaflet stresses the need for a universal early learning and child care program in Canada.  Research shows that access to quality learning and child care enhances children's development in every way — intellectually, physically, emotionally and linguistically. As well, an early learning and child care program creates jobs and economic activiity at the community level as the majority of child care dollars are spent locally and invested in people since the sector is labour intensive.  
Adult Corrections Officers Adult Corrections Officers cover. Adult_Corrections_Officers.pdf190.5 KB 2017-11 Correctional Officers of this country walk into an environment comprised of people who have been convicted of breaking the law with not much more than their courage, convictions and intelligence.  It is time we all recognize that jails that support both the workers and inmates are essential for a society to deal effectively with crime. Safer Communities
Youth Workers Youth Workers cover. Youth_Workers.pdf148.99 KB 2017-11 Youth Correctional Professionals juggle the roles of social worker, counselor, educator, advocate, jailer and supervisor.  It is a tough job that is being made more difficult by federal and provincial governments.  Change is needed not just for the workers in the sector but also for the young offenders, their families and for protecting our communities.   Safer Communities
Probation and Parole Probation and Parole covers. Probation_and_Parole_Officers.pdf207.35 KB 2017-11 Probation and Parole Officers are mandated with protecting the public, rehabilitating the offender and ensuring that justice is served.  They are integral parts of the entire process an offender passes through — from pre-trail to post-sentencing.  All of this would be a tall order under the best circumstances.  Unfortunately, the system in Canada is not operating as well as it should.   Protecting Our Communities
Workers' Bill of Rights Workers' Bill of Rights cover. Bill of Rights Pledge.pdf69.78 KB 2017-08 Are you concerned about the erosion of collective bargaining rights of working people in Canada and committed to reversing this dangerous trend?  If so, then make sure you get the elected leaders in your community to sign the Workers’ Bill of Rights, a pledge affirming that all workers have the right to join a union and bargain collectively.
National Union Pension Conference Report 2017 Pension Conference report - final.pdf191.92 KB 2017-07 Report from the National Union Pension Conference, February 2017.
NUPGE Submission on the Canada Infrastructure Bank, May 2017 NUPGE Submission on the Canada Infrastructure Bank, May 2017 NUPGE Submission on Bill C44 May 19 2017.pdf526.75 KB 2017-05 NUPGE's submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on the problems with the proposed legislation to set up the Canada Infrastructure Bank in Division 18 of Bill C-44, the 2017 budget implementation bill.
Protecting public services 5 point plan Protecting public services 5 point plan cover. protecting_public_services_5_point_plan.pdf75.82 KB 2017-04 How to protect public services.
Privatization by Stealth - The Truth about Social Impact Bonds Cover of "Privatization by Stealth" Privatization-by-Stealth-Oct-2016.pdf262.36 KB 2016-10 NUPGE's updated report on Social Impact Bonds explains how they work and how they will harm public services and increase costs. The report also provides information on research that found that, even if Social Impact Bonds work as claimed, the costs will exceed any possible savings. Updated October 2016.
Letter to Minister Mihychuk banning asbestos asbestos_-_clancy_letter_to_minister_mihychuk.pdf24.66 KB 2016-04
Colleges and Institutes Canada - Essential Skills Social Pilot SIB repayment grid for Colleges and Institutes Social Impact Pilot foi_sib.pdf338.34 KB 2016-03 SIB repayment grid for Colleges and Institutes Social Impact Pilot
Pension Basics Webinar Series Pension Basica Webinar Series cover. pension_webinar_pamphlet.pdf1.46 MB 2016-03 This pamphlet summaries the NUPGE's webinar series on pensions. There will be 5 webinars:  Canada’s retirement system Plan funding and the role of the actuary Pension investment Pension law Capital Stewardship Pension Basica Webinar Series
Community Service Workers Conference Report Community Service Workers Conference Report cover csw_heart_of_community_conference_report_web.pdf453.71 KB 2015-12
Three Ways Unions Matter 3 Ways Unions Matter 3_ways_unions_matter.pdf85.23 KB 2015-07 A Young Person Graphically Organizes Three Ways Unions Matter, by Nicholas LeBlanc Why Unions Matter Contest
Guide to Negotiating Essential Services Guide to Negotiating Essential Services cover. guide_to_negotiating_essential_services.pdf63.44 KB 2015-05 This is a guide to aid NUPGE Components in negotiating fair and reasonable Essential Services language in the event of a labour disputre.
The Harper Casebook Harper Casebook cover. harper_casebook_web.pdf1.88 MB 2015-04 A quick review of the kind of government Stephen Harper has given us during his three terms as prime minister of Canada.
Unions Matter: A Reader, Volume Two Unions Matter: A Reader, Volume Two cover. um_unions_matter_vol_2_web.pdf6.66 MB 2015-03 Volume 2 of Unions Matter:A Reader contains the next 25 very good reasons that unions matter.  This volume contains quips, quotes and poems from people like Bono, Bruce Springsteen and Jay Leno. Unions Matter: A Reader
Who Watches the Watchers: Bill C-51 Who Watches the Watchers: Bill C-51 cover. who_watches_the_watchers_bill_c51_web_version.pdf214.2 KB 2015-02 This publication outlines problems contained in the federal Conservative government's new, and far reaching, anti-terrorism bill. Bill C-51 lacks oversight and review mechanisms while giving increased powers to Canada's security agencies. Find out why Bill C-51 is such a dangerous piece of legislation.
ILO and the Right to Strike Letter to Federal Labour Minister ilo_-_defend_right_to_strike_fed_lab_minister.pdf12.27 KB 2015-02
ILO and the Right to Strike provincial and territorial labour minister letter ilo_-_defend_right_to_strike_prov_lab_minister.pdf12.83 KB 2015-02
Black History Month (February) Black History Month (February) cover. Black_History_Month_Poster_0.pdf618.39 KB 2015-02 Posters for People
Louis Fournier tribute Louis tribute louis_tribute_en_and_fr_web_0.pdf406.18 KB 2015-01 Louis Fournier.  1948-2014 A personal remembrance by James Clancy
International Conference on New Forms of Privatization - Conference Report Report cover. pr_new_forms_of_privatization_conference_report.pdf4.43 MB 2014-12 Conference Report outlines tricks of privatization industry and tactics to fight back. "Fighting privatization will not be easy. But as we learned during the International Conference on the New Forms of Privatization, it's a fight that we can and will win," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
International Conference on the New Forms of Privatization Report International Conference on the New Forms of Privatization Report cover. pr_new_forms_of_privatization_conference_report_web.pdf804.4 KB 2014-11 Conference Report outlines tricks of privatization industry and tactics to fight back. "Fighting privatization will not be easy. But as we learned during the International Conference on the New Forms of Privatization, it's a fight that we can and will win," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
Pharmacare: The right prescription Medicar 2.0 cover. medicare_2.0_-_pharmacare_leaflet.pdf378.95 KB 2014-11 Why don't we have a national pharmacare program yet?   Medicare 2.0 Expand. Improve
Long-term care: Here's to life Long-term care: Here's to life cover. medicare_2.0_-_long-term_care_leaflet.pdf352.37 KB 2014-11 Medicare 2.0 Expand. Improve
Home care: So good to be home Home care: So good to be home cover. medicare_2.0_-_home_care.pdf552.8 KB 2014-11 Why don't we have a national home care program yet? Medicare 2.0 Expand. Improve
Key Findings of the Quality of Women's Lives Survey Key Findings of the Quality of Women's Lives Survey cover. key_findings_quality_of_womens_lives_survey_updated_2013_website_version.pdf1.34 MB 2014-09 The Quality of Women's Lives project focuses on the issue of life/work balance and the additional stresses women face balancing their family responsibilites with their workplace responsibilities.  The National Union conducted a survey which identified the reality that women are experiencing increased stress juggling issues such as child care and elder care, growing personal and health concerns, workplace pressures and economic insecurity.  The Key Findings of the Quality of Women's Lives Survey is a compilation of the results of the survey as well as the latest research st
Trading Up: NUPGE Trade Backgrounder Trading Up:  NUPGE Trade Backgrounder cover. trading_up_nupge_trade_backgrounder.pdf242.61 KB 2014-09 When discussing various national and international trade agreements the alphabet soup of acronyms and range of issues quickly becomes confusing.  However, it is important that Canadians understand what our government is negotiating in our name and what the impact of these agreements will be on our economy, democracy and society.  This background document provides and introduction and overview of four of the most important agreements: The World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services; Continental Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP); The Trade, Investment and Labour
Scary Business: Trade Investment Labour Mobility Agreement Scary Business: Trade Investment Labour Mobility Agreement cover. tilma_scary_business.pdf1.9 MB 2014-09 The Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) was initiated by the governments of Alberta and British Columbia in April 2006.  An inter-provincial trade agreement designed to "free" trade and commerce between the two provinces. TILMA is clearly of business, by business and for business. " Its sweeping  provisions impact almost everything our governments do, and affect every level of government as well as hospitals and school boards. The two provinces are already talking about expanding the agreement across the country.
Submission to the Parliamentary Committee on the Review of the Progress in Implementing the 2004 Health Accord Submission to the Parliamentary Committee on the Review of the Progress in Implementing the 2004 Health Accord cover. submission_re_the_progress_of_the_2004_health_accord_web_version.pdf92.67 KB 2014-06 Submission by the National Union to the Parliamentary Committee on the Review of the Progress in Implementing the 2004 Health Accord.  National Union members who work in health care have a wealth of experience and knowledge and an important perspective on the implementation of the 2004 Health Accord. The document presents comments and recommendations in the spirit of helping to improve and expand upon Canada's crown jewel of public programs - Medicare.
Net Neutrality and Digital Democracy Net Neutrality and Digital Democracy digital_democracy.pdf649.56 KB 2014-06 Some corporations want to create a two-tier Internet that would allow them to slow or even block content that is not in their corporate interests.  This issue is called Network Neutrality the "principle that all Internet traffic be treated equally, regardless of origin, destination, or application type."  This is not an issue solely about corporate profit or the growing power of telecommunications companies - it is also about the rights of citizens to exercise control over one of the greatest innovations in communications history.  Should these companies succeed, it will undermine the Inter
Canada's Medicare System: Building on the Legacy Cover: Canada's Medicare System:  Building on the Legacy building_on_the_legacy.pdf658.99 KB 2014-06 Our Medicare is the triumph of values and economics.  It provides all Canadians with equal access to care on the basis of need, not wealth, privilege or status.  A large majority of Canadians are highly satisfied with the quality and standard of care Medicare gives them. Over the last 40 years our Medicare has served us very well. Our Medicare is worth celebrating and defending.  But more than that, our Medicare is, quite simply, a good and sensible idea that works.  But there is room for improvement.
The Internet: Accessibility & Net Neutrality Cover: The Internet:  Accessibility & Net Neutrality net_neutrality.pdf147.54 KB 2014-06 Access to the Internet is rapidly becoming a necessity for many in the developed and developing world. In a very real way access to the Internet, in particular the high-speed broadband capability, is becoming yet another defining factor between the world's haves and have-nots.  This digital divide exists both between countries and within a country.
Community-based Social Services Canada Social Transfer Community-Based Social Services canada_social_transfer_social_services_1.pdf104.01 KB 2014-06 Federal transfer payments to the provinces, through the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and the Canada Social Transfer (CST), help fund public Medicare, post-secondary education and other important public services.  These important blocks of funding will be re-negotiated in 2014 by Harper and the Premiers. We need to ensure these transfers are protected and strengthened.  The three fact sheets look at the facts and importance of these transfers for Public Post-Secondary Education, Community-based Social Services and Medicare. Canada Transfer Fact Sheet
Our Medicare Cover of Our Medicare canada_health_transfer.pdf69.96 KB 2014-06 Federal transfer payments to the provinces, through the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and the Canada Social Transfer (CST), help fund public Medicare, post-secondary education and other important public services.  These important blocks of funding will be re-negotiated in 2014 by Harper and the Premiers. We need to ensure these transfers are protected and strengthened.  The three fact sheets look at the facts and importance of these transfers for Public Post-Secondary Education, Community-based Social Services and Medicare. Canada Transfer Fact Sheet
Public Post-Secondary Education Cover of Public Post-Secondary Education canada_social_transfer_education_1.pdf126.62 KB 2014-06 Federal transfer payments to the provinces, through the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and the Canada Social Transfer (CST), help fund public Medicare, post-secondary education and other important public services.  These important blocks of funding will be re-negotiated in 2014 by Harper and the Premiers. We need to ensure these transfers are protected and strengthened.  The three fact sheets look at the facts and importance of these transfers for Public Post-Secondary Education, Community-based Social Services and Medicare. Canada Social Transfer
Robin Hood Was Right Cover of Robin Hood Was Right robin_hood_tax_leaflet_1.pdf615.94 KB 2014-06 There are creative ideas and policies that can make the international financial system more secure AND pay for public services AND fight climate change-abroad and at home! The Robin Hood Tax is a proposal for a tiny tax (as low as 0.05%) on trades in stocks, bonds, currencies, "derivatives" and other financial products. It would NOT affect ordinary consumers. It also could generate billions internationally to fight global poverty, and fund global public goods, such as health care, and to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Here They Go Again! Negotiating Federal Transfers to the Provinces Cover of Here They Go Again!  Negotiating Federal Transfers to the Provinces here_they_go_again_4web.pdf746.76 KB 2014-06 In 2014 the federal Health Accord regarding the funding of the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and, by extension, the Canada Social Transfer (CST), came up for renegotiation.  Unfortunately, many of our politicians and business leaders want to cut these transfers and cut those services.  We have had decades of tax cuts, tax breaks, deregulation, privatization and it brought our economy and our nation to the brink.
A People's Contract: Medicare Pledge A People's Contract: Medicare Pledge cover. medicare_pledge.pdf449.69 KB 2014-06 A tool to be used during election campaigns asking candidates for public office to pledge to make health care a priority issue.  Candidates declare their support and, if elected, commitment to work for the implementation of three items of a health care agenda:  1) an end to the expansion of private, for profit, health care; 2) improving and expanding Senior Care services; and 3) the establishment of a national PharmaCare program to cover not just catastrophic medications but all medically necessary drugs.
Summary of Current Charter Challenges Impacting on Union Security in Canada Cover of Summary of Current Charter Challenges Impacting on Union Security in Canada Edition No 10 Summary of current cases May 2016 (002).pdf224.22 KB 2014-06 This publication provides a summary of cases before the courts that challenge labour laws on the basis that they violate Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  It provides summaries of some 27 Charter challenges and is divided into three sections: challenges heard by the Supreme Court of Canada and decisions are pending; current challenges before the Courts; and, challenges where a final decision has been rendered in the last two years, either by the Supreme Court of Canada, or a lower Court and the decision was not appealed. Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights
Government Wrongs. Don't Change Our Rights. Cover of "Government Wrongs.  Don't Change Our Rights". government_wrongs.pdf84.53 KB 2014-06 This pamphlet provides a summary of a March 2012 International Labour Organization report reviewing the extent of Canada’s compliance to the ILO’s most fundamental Convention – No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize.  The report cites over 20 instances where governments across Canada have refused to change labour laws the ILO has ruled in the past to be not in compliance with Convention No. 87. Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights
A Plan for Pensions Cover of "A Plan for Pensions" a_plan_for_pensions.pdf365.43 KB 2014-06 This pamphlet, published under the auspices of the National Union's Action on Retirees' Concerns (NUARC) Committee, offers a realistic, affordable and effective plan to rebuild and reform Canada's pension system.
Freedom of Association, the Right to Bargain Collectively and the Right to Organize Cover of "Freedom of Association, the Right to Bargain Collectively and the Right to Organize" cflr_paper_freedom_of_association.pdf109.37 KB 2014-06 This paper provides an historical overview the scope of protection of workers' rights provided by Canadian courts in their interpretation of section 2(d) – freedom of association of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.   Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights
Right to Work Laws are All Wrong Cover of "Right to Work Laws are All Wrong" right_to_work_laws_web_version.pdf315.06 KB 2014-06 This is a pamphlet summarizing NUPGE's research paper and counters the corporate myths behind 'right to work' legislation.  It concludes the 'right to work laws only create more income inequality, not more jobs.
Right to Work Laws Cover of "Right to Work Laws" right_to_work_backgrounder.pdf78.52 KB 2014-06 This primer counters all the myths surrounding 'Right to Work'' laws. Contrary to what the name suggests, 'Right to Work' laws have nothing to do with the right to paid employment. Instead, what they really do is make it easier for corporations to drive down wages for all workers. That’s why those who’ve seen what they do call them “Right to Work for Less” laws.
The Real Cost of Communicating Cover of "The Real Cost of Communicating" the_real_cost_of_communicating.pdf2.65 MB 2014-06 The first in the Smart Money: Consumer self-defense for times like these, The Real Cost of Communicating is a 12-page pamphlet detailing the struggles consumers are having with the telecommunications industry as well as their own government in Ottawa. The Smart Money series provides straightforward yet critical information on issues like these that families face today — and advice on how the public can fight back. Smart Money
Scavengers in the Debit Crisis: Payday Loans Cover of "Scavengers in the Debit Crisis:  Payday Loans" scavengers_in_the_debt_crisis_payday_loans.pdf2.93 MB 2014-06 Another pamphlet in the NUPGE series: Smart Money: Consumer self-defense for times like these. Scavengers in the debt crisis exposes the predatory nature of the Pay Day Loan industry in Canada. The piece explains the regulations by province, if any, to ensure readers understand what the companies can charge.
Surviving the Credit Crunch Cover of "Surviving the Credit Crunch" surviving_the_credit_crunch_0.pdf3.71 MB 2014-06 The third piece in the consumer advocacy series Smart Money: Consumer self-defense for times like these. Surviving the Credit Crunch takes a look at the debt load of Canadians as they try to recover from the 2008 recession. Debt is at an all-time high for Canadians and corportions are making a killing from us. From the gouging interest rates charged by banks and credit card companies to ever-rising ATM fess to predatory loans, this publication lays out the problems but also provides way people can fight back. 
Top 10 Reasons to Worry About Social Impact Bonds Cover of "Top 10 Reasons to Worry About Social Impact Bonds" top_10_reasons_to_worry_about_sib_for_web.pdf246.91 KB 2014-06 Social Impact Bonds are another way for governments to borrow money without it showing up on the books as debt.  IN the process social services are privatized with investor profits and the new layers of bureaucracy Social Impact Bonds require pushing up costs.  Because the intermediary organizations providing services must make a profit for investors, those most in need will have nowhere to go if it is too difficult or too expensive to help them.
New Forms of Privatization Cover of "New Forms of Privatization" New-Forms-of-Privatization-2016.pdf240.94 KB 2014-06 Since privatization first reared its ugly head, there has been a constant push to find new ways for the private sector to make money from public services. This report provides details of what new forms of privatization and what we can do to fight them.
Unions Matter: A Reader, Volume One Cover of "Unions Matter: A Reader, Volume One" unions_matter_a_reader_volume_1_0.pdf1.06 MB 2014-06 For many people and for many reasons: unions matter! Volume One of Unions Matter:  A reader contains a collection of work from a variety of sources telling the story of the power of unions and their members.  The writings come from authors, poets, activists and singer-songwriters sharing why unions matter to them.  The reader also contains some of the work from the Why Unions Matter contest winners. Unions Matter: A Reader
Income Inequality in Atlantic Canada Cover of "Income Inequality in Atlantic Canada" fairness_express_final_report_atlantic_email1.pdf912.39 KB 2014-06 The final report of the East Coast portion of the Fairness Express campaign, Income Inequality in Atlantic Canada details some of the many consequences of rising income inequality as discovered by NUPGE activists as they visited more than 30 communities in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Across the region, the activists people concerned about rising income inequality but unsure how it can be reduced, giving the activists a chance to engage in more than 3,000 one-to-one conversations about the ATN analysis.
Privatization: Same Old Game. Brand New Threats! cover of "Privatization:  Same Old Game.  Brand New Threats!" privatization_same_old_game_web_version.pdf370.97 KB 2014-06 Privatization is about corporations making a profit from public services. That doesn't change with new forms of privatization. This pamphlet looks at what behind new forms of privatization, what they look like and what we can do to fight them.
Social Impact Bonds: A New Way to Privatize Public Services Cover of "Social Impact Bonds:  A New Way to Privatize Public Services" social_impact_bonds.pdf40.77 KB 2014-06 Governments across Canada and around the world are using Social Impact Bonds to privatize public services. This report looks at the problems, the costs, and the loss of accountability that come with Social Impact Bonds.
Mowed Down: Dismantling the Canadian Wheat Board. Who Will Really Reap the Rewards Cover of "Mowed Down" mowed_down_dismantling_the_canadian_wheat_board.pdf220.34 KB 2014-06 For 77 years the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) ensured Canadian grain farmers got the best possible price for their crops. Even though a majority of farmers wanted to keep the CWB, the Conservative government dismantled it. Mowed Down explains why.
Fact 4 Summary of Legislation Restricting Collective Bargaining Cover of "Fact 4 Summary of Legislation Restricting Collective Bargaining" Summary of Legislation Fact Sheet 4 E.pdf55.09 KB 2014-06 Canadian Foundation for Labour Rgihts
Fact Sheet 3 Canada's Record at the ILO Cover of "Fact Sheet 3 Canada's Record at the ILO" canada_record_at_the_ilo_fact_sheet_3_e.pdf44.26 KB 2014-06 Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights
Fact Sheet 5 Unions Have Always Been A Positive Force in Society Fact Sheet 5 Unions Have Always Been A Positive Force in Society cover. unions_have_alway_been_a_positive_fact_sheet_5_e.pdf39.32 KB 2014-06 Canadian Foundation for Labour Rgihts
Fact Sheet 2 Canada's International Commitment to Promote Freedom of Association Cover of "Fact Sheet 2 Canada's International Commitment to Promote Freedom of Association" canada_international_commitment_fact_sheet_2_e.pdf42.62 KB 2014-06 Canadian Foundation for Labour Rgihts
Fact Sheet 1 International Labour Organization Cover of "Fact Sheet 1 International Labour Organization" ilo_fact_sheet_1e.pdf53.04 KB 2014-06 Canadian Foundation for Labour Rgihts
Only Fair is Fair. Income Inequality Isn't Cover of "Only Fair is Fair.  Income Inequality Isn't" only_fair_is_fair_promo_2014_version.pdf1.42 MB 2014-06 This six-page pamphlet is for the people we meet during the Fairness Express campaign. In simple but detailed terms, it spells out why tax fairness, quality public services, labour rights, and a modern industrial strategy are all key to reducing income inequality.
Signposts on the Road to Fairness Cover of "Signposts on the Road to Fairness" road-to-fairness-handbill.pdf1.2 MB 2014-06 This small and easily distributed handbill uses the Fairness Express campaign's "Road to Fairness" concept to outline the All Together Now! campaign analysis of the major causes—and cures—of rising income inequality.  Income inequality rises when a country travels a path towards unfair taxes, declining public services, eroded labour rights and no industrial strategy.  Income inequality eases when we head instead for tax fairness, quality public services, labour rights and a modern industrial strategy.
Why Unions Matter contest poster Cover of "Why Unions Matter contest poster" why_unions_matter_contest_poster.pdf413.79 KB 2014-06
Top 5 Ways to Get Government to Confront the Climate Crisis Top 5 Ways to get governments to confront the climate crisus 5_steps_to_action.pdf817.46 KB 2014-06 This leaflet describes the top five actions governments should take to meet and beat greenhouse gas emission reductions required to keep our climate in check. It encourages readers to take action by writing their municipal, provincial and federal government representatives with these top five priorities.
Unions Matter contributors and early reviews Cover of "Unions Matter contributors and early reviews" contributors_unions_matter.pdf50.4 KB early_reviews.pdf46.93 KB 2014-04
The real cost of communicating Cover of "The real cost of communicating" The_real_cost_of_communicating.pdf2.65 MB 2014-03 Why are Canadians charged some of the highest fees in the world which provide for some of the highest revenues while having some of the lowest rates of cell phone usage? Why is the government standing idly by refusing to play a role in regulating this industry? Smart Money: Consumer self-defence for times like these
No Way to Show We Care Cover of "No Way to Show We Care" No_Way_To_Show_We_Care.pdf470.92 KB 2013-11 This leaflet summarizes the history of cuts to this sector and the crisis the funding shortfall has created.  This piece outlines solutions that will provide stability to the sector and revitalize care for the most vulnerable in our society.
Report of the NUPGE Women's Training Session Report of the NUPGE Women's Training Session cover. Women's Training Session 2013 Report.pdf519.85 KB 2013-11 In 2013 the National Union's Women's Training Session brought together activists from across the country to discuss two important initiatives:  the Quality of Women's Lives project and the All Together Now! campaign's Women 4 Change.  Throughout the day and half training session, activists heard speakers on life balance/work balance, on the use of social media as well as information on the two initiatives.  During the training session, participants took part in two workshops.  They enthusiastically talked, debated, shared and strategized.  The report of the traini
Dignity Denied 2012: Long-Term Care and Canada's Elderly Dignity Denied 2012: Long-Term Care and Canada's Elderly cover. Dignity Denied 2012 web.pdf1.4 MB 2012-11 Canadians cherish our universal, public health care system. It provides access to quality life-long health care services for all Canadians, regardless of wealth, social status or other barriers. For the most part, this is true. Sadly, though, there is a hole in Canada’s health care system. For tens of thousands of Canada’s seniors today – and many thousands more in the years ahead – the universality of our health care system ends at the doors of nursing home facilities. Some of these facilities are excellent, serving as a beacon for the care of seniors.
Safer Communities Safer Canada Safer Communities Safer Canada cover. Safer Communities, Safer Canada1.82 MB 2004-06 Crime and punishment are never easy to deal with.  Youth crime may be the most difficult of all.  This publication provides a critical review of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).  It also sets out a multi-pronged approach to preventing and tackling youth crime and creating safer communities in Canada.