The United Nations (UN) says that the Rohingya’s situation is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. It has also been stated that what has happened to the Rohingya is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.
"Addressing violence and harassment in the world of work is a crucial step in the fight against gender-based violence and inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
NUPGE reaffirms its commitment to be part of the movement for climate action, environmental justice, and environmental sustainability.
This group of backgrounders highlights some of the interconnected elements of environmental degradation and climate change, the effects of which we are already seeing in Canada and around the world.
Larry Brown urges equal treatment for wildland firefighters regarding the maximum annual pension accrual rate.
Ottawa (17 May 2019) In its weekly newsletter, Canadians for Tax Fairness has reported that, according to the Auditor General of Canada, Canadian businesses are at an "unfair disadvantage" because the tax system has not kept pace with the digital economy. While Canadian companies are required to collect and remit sales tax on top of income tax, foreign e-commerce corporations such as Netflix and Facebook are not.
"While there are some positive promises in this federal budget, it does not go nearly far enough to deliver on those things that Canadians most desperately need right now." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Final text weakens and nullifies protections against work discrimination
“The designation of Gender Equity Week acknowledges that gender equality will not happen without targeted efforts, We have a long way to go, so let’s use this week to identify ways to reduce, and eventually end, gender inequality." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"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