"We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. We strive for inclusivity at work, in our union and across society. Respect and compassion will always be at the forefront of our efforts." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"We have lost a formidable leader who truly understood the intersection of social justice and labour rights." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Louis wanted the world to be a better place — and he wasn't about to wait. He was always the first to roll up his sleeves and get to work to make it that way," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
As NUPGE President James Clancy puts it in his foreword, “unions promote fairness in the workplace and the economy, they strengthen democracy and they participate in broader social movements for social justice.”
“Taken together, these voices represent the democratic strength of inquiry, research, and discussion that animate so much of the labour movement and the social movements supported by unions.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
An informed citizenry is key to protecting our rights and freedoms, and Operation Maple has its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing political landscape across Canada.
"We work on behalf of our members to promote and protect their rights in the workplace but our social justice work ensures that all people can achieve full equality, union and non-union, here in Canada and around the world." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.