"We know that a majority of young workers (58%) believe that unions play an important, and very, important role in Canada. Only 6% believe unions have never played an important role and do more harm than good. That's good news!" — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Currently 16,000 members of my own union who are instructors, librarians and other professional staff in community colleges in the province of Ontario have been on strike for the past 3 weeks on this very issue. Over 60 per cent of the faculty are on short-term contracts, usually 4 months long. They are seeking creation of more permanent positions and equality of wages for contract staff." — Cliff Andstein, NUPGE delegate to PSI World Congress
Young workers today are facing many social and workplace issues. However, many have taken these challenges as an opportunity to create positive change, and to impact their communities for the better.
Members of NUPGE Components, we need your input. Take this quick survey to tell us what you think! Have the chance to win an iPad!
The CLC Rise Up! Human Rights Conference will explore ways to renew the labour movement, celebrate our diversity, and better understand the changing nature of work.
A recent survey showed that 49.7% of 797 adolescents surveyed had at least one workplace injury in the previous year.
MGEU/NUPGE young members will be taking a wintery plunge for the Special Olympics. Donate today!