"These workers are about to start reaping the benefits of joining OPSEU/NUPGE. They had no wage grid, no pay in lieu and no group RRSP. All of that has just changed." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
In this guide you will find information on how to acknowledge a territory or treaty on which a gathering takes place, summaries of First Nations social conventions, useful terminology, as well as links to other helpful resources.
“HSAA/NUPGE has a strong track record of working with employers to create better and fairer workplaces." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“The tables are turning for these workers. Joining OPSEU/NUPGE is going to be the change they’re looking for and more. With the full strength of OPSEU/NUPGE on their side, things are about to get a lot better.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The MGEU/NUPGE's health care campaign earned Bronze in the not-for-profit Integrated Campaign category, and Silver in the Health/Medicine Marketing category for the campaign video ad, Big Moments.
Local 449 is the third new Local in the MGEU/NUPGE in the last 3 months, a trend that doesn’t surprise Gawronsky.
PEIUPSE/NUPGE members fighting forest fires in Ontario.
“I wouldn’t have a job without the union. They helped get my position sorted out when amalgamation took place. It took a year, but in the end it was all worth it.” — Sheldon Bisson, NSGEU member celebrating 50 years on the job
“It’s more important now than ever to have union representation, and OPSEU/NUPGE is absolutely the union of choice for allied health professionals working in Ontario.” — Sara Labelle, OPSEU Region 3, Regional Vice-President and Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division
"We know that AFSME, and public sector workers across the United States, will defend themselves and the services they provide against this political attack on workers' rights. We are with them in this fight, today, and in the coming days. Our work continues." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President