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Why Unions Matter

July 5, 2018

As a reward for stepping up to this challenge, NUPGE will be increasing the prize value to $1,500! 

May 25, 2017

NUPGE is still accepting entries for the May contest theme — Why unions matter for democracy.

March 10, 2017

NUPGE is still accepting entries for December or you can start working on your entry for 2017! 

March 8, 2016

The latest winners in our Why Unions Matter contest remind us that solidarity can be a powerful tool against discrimination and injustice.

Ottawa (08 Mar. 2016) — March 8 is International Women's Day, and the theme for this year is "pledge for parity." The sad truth is that women have not yet achieved parity in the workplace or in politics, but by participaiting in their unions, women from around the world are managing to bridge the gap.

August 27, 2015

“I am glad that young women like me and other women are protected and represented by unions.”

Ottawa (27 Aug. 2015) — The two young women who are the most recent winners of the National Union of Public and General Employees' (NUPGE) Why Unions Matter contest are painfully aware that, in life, the cards are stacked against them.

October 2, 2014

Ottawa (02 Oct. 2014) — A heartfelt poem, an eye-opening essay, and a fantastically clever music video: three very different entries are the latest winners in NUPGE’s Why Unions Matter contest.