James Clancy | National Union of Public and General Employees

James Clancy

May 3, 2016

"On World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate those workers who bring us the news, no matter the price. May we fight with them to defend their independence, protect the fundamental principles of press freedom and honour those who have lost lives in pursuit of the truth." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

May 2, 2016

Ontario Superior Court rules that Conservative government's legislating postal workers back to work in 2011 violated their rights to freedom of association and expression.

April 28, 2016

“On April 28, we join with our sisters and brothers and neighbours and friends in mourning for those who have lost their lives through workplace-related events. Then, we once again roll up our sleeves and fight to protect the health and safety of the living.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

April 22, 2016

After 67 years, the federal government has run out of excuses. It can no longer justify its refusal to ratify ILO Convention No. 98, since the right to organize and bargain collectively is now recognized as a constitutional right in Canada.

April 22, 2016

“The key is a comprehensive strategy that supports workers, their families and communities as partners in change, not victims of change. With a just transition strategy in place, the possibilities are rich and the vision of greener communities in a low-carbon economy is bright.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

April 21, 2016

"In the last two years, courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, have ruled that collective bargaining rights deserve constitutional protection because they enhance Charter values of democracy, dignity and equality.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

April 12, 2016

Reports by Auditors General in 4 provinces have suggested that the savings P3 privatization schemes provide by transferring risk to the private sector are overstated.

April 6, 2016

“The list of powerful figures shown to have been using tax havens makes it clear we need to look at what politicians are doing about tax havens, not what they say." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

April 5, 2016

“Individuals and companies profiting from privatization know that donations to parties that support privatization will be rewarded in the form of more and larger privatization deals.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

April 1, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a right-wing campaign against unions is cause to celebrate. But it’s also a reminder that we can never let down our guard.