"We welcome its creation, and believe that it will help empower self-advocates, families and other individuals supporting adults with developmental disabilities.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Labour activists came together for a one-day conference highlighting diversity issues in the workplace.
"This bill will provide long-needed protection from harassment, discrimination and violence. This bill has the ability to make the lives of many, many people safer. We must do everything we can to support it." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The National Union is providing financial contribution to the Russian LGBT Network and encourages others to do likewise. The Network is doing amazing work in the face of both state repression and street violence.
“The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress,” said King in a speech in 1965. “Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief for the destitute and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life.
"It was members of unions – workers who felt empowered enough and safe enough to speak their minds and act on their consciences – who were among the first to take up Mandela's cause" - James Clancy, National President.
"On this International Day for Persons with Disabilities we show our respect and solidarity for people with disabilities and the gains that have been made. But if we want to achieve truly equal of all Canadians, we must continue our work to ensure no barrier is left." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.