Join OPSEU's Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel in recognizing October 19 as Spirit Day!
PEIUPSE/NUPGE members to celebrate at 2017 Pride.
This bill is the seventh bill on this issue since 2005. All other bills put forward by the opposition or as private members' bills have met incredible resistance and failure in the Senate. Bill C-16 is the first government-sponsored bill.
Ottawa (16 June 2017) — The struggle to have gender identity and expression protected from discrimination and violence under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code is over.
"We have lost a formidable leader who truly understood the intersection of social justice and labour rights." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“It’s not often I see such blatant disregard for the law and such a deliberate undervaluing of both care work and women’s work.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Let's round out 2016 with some amazing contributions! We look forward to seeing yours soon." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"As a global labour movement, we must join together and confront abuses. We must let these vulnerable workers know that we have their backs." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"This kind of wage discrimination is not an accident, it is firmly rooted in society. The only way we can stop the growing income inequality is to ensure that women's work is fairly paid, equal and valued." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
As the Canadian government introduces an amendment to the Human Rights Act to make it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on gender identity and expression, the National Union wants to remind everyone on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia that this is a struggle that we all need to be engaged in. NUPGE calls on Ottawa to ensure there is funding to build public clinics across the country.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has signed the Declaration as a demonstration of our commitment to defend collective and individual rights to speak out without fear of reprisal.