"In the last two years, courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, have ruled that collective bargaining rights deserve constitutional protection because they enhance Charter values of democracy, dignity and equality.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
The latest winners in our Why Unions Matter contest remind us that solidarity can be a powerful tool against discrimination and injustice.
Ottawa (08 Mar. 2016) — March 8 is International Women's Day, and the theme for this year is "pledge for parity." The sad truth is that women have not yet achieved parity in the workplace or in politics, but by participaiting in their unions, women from around the world are managing to bridge the gap.
"Funding per student is down 18 per cent since 2008. We’re dead last in Canada. Meanwhile, the demands on colleges are through the roof. It’s no wonder they’re desperate." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The demise of those bills will be cause for all of us to celebrate. Let’s hope this represents the beginning of a new and important era of respect for labour rights and working people in Canada by our federal government.
“Algonquin College needs to get out of Saudi Arabia, and the Liberals need to give colleges the means to do their job: providing the education that will bring jobs and prosperity to the province.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Contest winner writes: "Do unions matter? I've got a better question. Do human rights matter?"
Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always: Theme of 2015 UN International Human Rights Day
“Protecting [farm and ranch workers] will not only save lives and prevent injuries, it will reduce the strain on our health-care system.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
"When the government imposes wage freezes and austerity measures, who does that hurt the most? Women." — Deb Tungatt, OPSEU Region 2 Vice-President
BCGEU/NUPGE is circulating a petition to remind Prime Minister Trudeau of his promise to get rid of Bill C-51.