"NUPGE promises to stand as allies with Indigenous people as we move forward together, making changes at the state and societal level to ensure the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women, Two Spirit, and gender diverse people ends." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Participants to embark on 350 kilometre walk from Edmonton to Calgary on May 31, called the Walk for Common Ground.
"Forcing women to give birth without their consent is akin to indentured servitude. These laws have the ability to turn women into involuntary birthing vessels. This attack on women violates our fundamental right to life, libery and security of the person." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"From tax fairness and labour rights, to keeping the blood supply public, to fighting for good pensions or more long-term care beds, these are all issues that need a common voice and a common front to ensure they are protected." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"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
“Only by standing side by side, not only on International Women’s Day, but every day, can we improve the lives of women in Canada and around the world.” —Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
At NUPGE, we are proud that our union has been playing such a strong role in removing the stigma against mental injury in the workplace and working to see that the supports people need are there when they need them.
“What will bring women closer to equality now is doing exactly what has made gains in the past: making demands and backing up those demands using the tools we have as union members and as citizens,” — Elisabeth Ballermann, Secretary-Treasurer, NUPGE
Community service workers are the epitome of hope: hope for a better future for those they serve; hope for a better world that values the worth of every person.