equality

June 16, 2017

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. 

February 21, 2017

"We have lost a formidable leader who truly understood the intersection of social justice and labour rights." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

February 8, 2017

“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

December 9, 2016

"Let's round out 2016 with some amazing contributions! We look forward to seeing yours soon." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

October 27, 2016

"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

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October 20, 2016

"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

May 17, 2016

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. 

May 13, 2016

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. 

March 29, 2016

We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian.

Ottawa (29 March 2016) — When you take a close look at the budget, the “real change” promised by the federal government starts to look like a modest improvement on Stephen Harper’s last budget. We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian.

March 8, 2016

The latest winners in our Why Unions Matter contest remind us that solidarity can be a powerful tool against discrimination and injustice.

Ottawa (08 Mar. 2016) — March 8 is International Women's Day, and the theme for this year is "pledge for parity." The sad truth is that women have not yet achieved parity in the workplace or in politics, but by participaiting in their unions, women from around the world are managing to bridge the gap.