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August 8, 2019

“Whether it’s at the bargaining table, in the workplace, or on the doorsteps of the Conservative MPPs trying to slash our services, we’ll always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our newest members at Legal Aid Ontario.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer

June 6, 2019

“Premier Doug Ford has no respect for the rule of law or the right to fair collective bargaining.” – Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

April 16, 2019

The Day of Action is part of an intensive 8-day lobbying campaign to restore fairness to B.C.'s labour laws.

April 8, 2019

"While I’m heartened that firefighters who were unjustly forced to resign due to this test have been vindicated, I’m appalled that government is ignoring a decision supported by the law, an arbitrator, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the highest court in Canada." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

January 15, 2019

We encourage all Cannabis NB employees to explore their options and determine what is right for themselves and their colleagues.

December 10, 2018

"The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has always held the belief that labour rights are human rights. It's a core value that inspires our work every day." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

November 23, 2018

“We are calling on the federal government to allow for a fair process by encouraging workers and the employer to come to an agreement that works for everyone. This back-to-work legislation is a clear violation of workers’ Charter rights. CUPW successfully fought to have this right explicitly upheld by the Supreme Court.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President

November 22, 2018

"We have a provincial government fixated on cutting and privatizing public services and now they might replace the Civil Service Act?  What does that mean for public services. such as water testing, highway improvements, or crime protection to name a few?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

September 6, 2018

"Our members deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. By denying them the right to collectively bargain, the government is infringing on their constitutional rights.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

August 30, 2018

The hope for our best future lies in this broad solidarity. We are the ones who know how to get things done when we work together. We are the ones who have learned from the past, and are working for a better future for everyone. We are proud of our accomplishments — those that benefit our members and those that benefit everyone else, too.  And we have much to be proud of.  — Larry Brown, NUPGE President