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Environment

December 3, 2018

“I’m not sure if I’m angrier that they’re rigging job evaluations or that they’re doing it to hurt women who are already among their lowest-paid employees." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 20, 2018

There is good reason to fear that the growing use of private firefighters and inmates could be seen as a way to avoid funding public services at the level required to respond to climate change.

November 16, 2018

“It’s really sad for the families in Hadashville right now who have so many questions about their future. It’s also very sad for all Manitobans to lose this service. What will this cut mean for the future of our forests?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

November 8, 2018

"I am especially pleased to see plans to develop mental health recovery programs and supports for workers and people from affected communities, a wide-ranging emphasis on partnership and coordination with First Nations and Indigenous groups, as well as improvements to Emergency Social Services." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

November 1, 2018

The Manitoba government is eliminating 400 vehicles from its government fleet, claiming it will save approximately $2.3 million in operating costs per year.

October 25, 2018

"While the legislation would only directly address the first 2 recommendations in the report, this is an encouraging first step towards government reclaiming its leadership role in resource and environmental stewardship. I look forward to seeing continued progress." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

September 25, 2018

Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history — and to our future. Canadians depend on forests for our livelihood and lifestyle.

August 17, 2018

“Whether it’s their neighbours or people thousands of kilometres away, wildland firefighters recognize they have a responsibility to do what they can to help, even when it means risking their own health and safety,” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

August 10, 2018

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has joined with other members of the Climate Change Action Network to call on the Ontario government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

May 2, 2018

“The ongoing NAFTA negotiations present a unique opportunity for Canada to pursue a new model for more equitable, socially just and sustainable trade." — Larry Brown, President, National Union of Public and General Employees