This is not just a Canadian fight, it is a global fight to end the epidemic. Canada has an opportunity to contribute on both levels.
"At first glance, having a charity provide formal community services may seem harmless. But there are significant problems with this form of privatization, and it's the people who depend on the services that ultimately pay the price for those problems," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
With the election of a Liberal government, there is an opportunity to correct many of the harmful measures instituted under the previous Conservative government.
"If we want a country that cares for the future of women and families, we must create good jobs, fight gender discrimination, and promote pay equity. And that's just a start." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
"Income levels have a direct impact on the health of Canadians, and it's costing us dearly." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.” — Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
"With Prime Minister Trudeau, we seem to have an opportunity to put the concerns of working Canadians back on the agenda. It’s up to us to seize that opportunity and ensure our concerns stay on the agenda." — NUPGE National President James Clancy
OTTAWA (10 Nov. 2015) – The National Union is congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for recommitting this morning to repeal two recent anti-labour laws, and also for taking an important symbolic step towards rebuilding trust between the federal government and the country’s workers.
This Community Services Workers Appreciation Day, November 6, NUPGE is encouraging people to talk about the importance of these services and what can be done to reduce the tremendous pressure workers in the sector face.
"Ontarians now know the Hydro One privatization will cost them hundreds of millions a year. If they had that information last spring, you can be sure that the attempt to privatize Hydro One would have been dead in the water." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
"We need a public review to discuss the future and our options for building a 21st century post office that is capable of creating new revenue streams and meeting the needs of Canadians." — CUPW press release