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April 29, 2019

As it stands now, Canada protects its citizens who work outside of our country but does not offer that same protection for those non-Canadians who work for Canadian companies.

April 26, 2019

NUPGE stands with the Quebec public sector employees impacted by this ban and those aspiring to pursue a career in the public sector who will be impacted in the future: hardworking employees who are part of our communities, and who deliver quality public services every day to the citizens of Quebec.

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 26, 2018

"It’s all part of a bigger plan to pay for whopping tax cuts for his friends on the backs of minorities and the most vulnerable people in our province." — Hervé Cavanagh, Chair of OPSEU’s Francophone Committee.

November 20, 2018

"The National Union pledges our continued support and commitment to the struggle for full equality and respect for transgender people. Workers need to feel safe no matter their gender identity or expression." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

August 24, 2018

“As movements who have a long history of interdependence, the LGBTQ+ and union movements are intertwined in our projects of obtaining equity and justice." — Zivi Richard, President of River of Pride

May 17, 2018

“We, the elected representatives of NUPGE, its staff and its members from across Canada stand in proud solidarity with all those fighting the oppression of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.”  —  Larry Brown, NUPGE President

May 2, 2018

“The ongoing NAFTA negotiations present a unique opportunity for Canada to pursue a new model for more equitable, socially just and sustainable trade." — Larry Brown, President, National Union of Public and General Employees 

January 18, 2018

As part of a labour movement that stands up for equality and fairness, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging its members to participate in the march in their community to demand gender, racial, social and economic justice.

December 8, 2017

"Unions take on many fights that go beyond equality in the workplace. LGLBTQ2S rights, racialized workers' rights, women's rights, these are all movements we are a part of in order to eliminate discrimination and abuse." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President