We need to use our power to shape our country and our government so it acts for the common good of the many, not for the chosen few.
"We should be encouraging people to participate in our democracy every chance we get. And that’s exactly what OPSEU/NUPGE is doing and will continue to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Nearly 2 weeks ago, a strong majority of these workers voted in favour of going on strike if the employer insists on a collective agreement that allows for contracting out.
NUPGE is still accepting entries for the May contest theme — Why unions matter for democracy.
After promises of openness and transparency, government proposes a discussion paper that would limit debate and opposition.
“Canadians understand the need for a fairer election system. What they can’t understand is why the federal government is trying to use its survey to manipulate public opinion.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Federal government survey provides inaccurate look at electoral reform options.
"It's unfortunate, now that the Liberals have their own artificial majority with only 39.5 per cent of the vote, they seem to be backtracking on their commitment to electoral reform." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Canada must not ratify ‘fundamentally flawed’ European trade pact.
Grandfather of the latest Why Unions Matter contest winner paid a heavy price for trying to start a union, but each generation since has benefited and prospered.