"Obstacles don't end on campus. It is more difficult to find good paying, steady jobs to keep up with these rising costs and with their rising debt. The federal government has an obligation to ensure our students have a solid future. It needs to take action now." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“Young workers are a politically-conscious group and increasingly active in their unions. Their leadership in workplaces and unions will shape the future of work and how we respond to the precarious economy.” — Hassan Yussuff, President of the CLC.
"The more this election unfolds, the more I see the urgency of motivating young Canadians to get out and cast their votes." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Report reveals there have been only four prosecutions related to teen employment in Alberta since 2000 despite lack of oversight, investigation and enforcement of regulations.
Edmonton (10 Sept. 2015) — A new study released by Parkland Institute raises concerns about the safety and unfair working conditions of many young people across Alberta. The Institute has found that many Alberta teens are working in prohibited occupations or face unsafe workplaces, and that the provincial government has failed to effectively enforce the employment regulations in place to protect them.
"You don’t need a break on tuition. Mother Earth can look after the environment herself. And well-paying, secure jobs are overrated."
“When it comes right down to it, we’re talking here about sick kids,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy. “How can we not do whatever we can to help them?"
Ottawa (6 May 2015) — It’s already been well established that our health care system is failing those suffering mental illness, but a new report from Ontario provides a terrible reminder of just how inadequate the system is.
"Good health is not just about access to physical activities, it is about providing families with access to healthy food, secure housing, decent education and good jobs." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Ten young people receive awards to help reduce costs associated with post secondary education.
NUPGE is launching a monthly contest for the best video, poem or song submission about “Why Unions Matter” – to you, your family, community and country.
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.