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.
"It's clear the assumption that the U.S. is a safe country for asylum seekers is no longer accurate. The agreement should be put on hold until the U.S. can guarantee the humane and non-discriminatory treatment of those seeking refuge in the U.S." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
NUPGE is a participating union in Labour Gives and Giving Tuesday with contributions going to the Canadian Council for Refugees.
Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is hosting rallies across the country tell Canadians the consequences of the federal government’s cuts to refugee health care.
“Bill C-43 clearly contravenes Canada’s international human rights obligations. Governments have a legal responsibility to make sure all people in Canada have access to basic needs." — Leilani Farha, executive director of Canada Without Poverty.
Federal Court rules that the Conservative government's cuts to health care are "cruel and unusual treatment" and amount to violations of equality rights in Canada.