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December 3, 2014

On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities we want to raise awareness of all the challenges people with disabilities face, expose the discrimination and income inequality that exists, and work to make workplaces and communities fairer. 

November 20, 2014

National Union urges all Canadians to join in struggle to end violence and discrimination against transgender people.

November 18, 2014

The question remains why the Liberal-appointed panel refused to recommend bringing agency stores back into the LCBO as a way to increase revenue.

September 30, 2014

“These workers are paid artificially low wages compared to their peers. It’s time for the government to fix this injustice.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.

September 23, 2014

Barry Rhodes' story reflects how B.C. Corrections failed to address working conditions that led to his post-traumatic stress disorder. 

March 5, 2014

Actions by governments that encourage or facilitate tax abuses, or frustrate the efforts of other states to counter tax abuses, could constitute a violation of their international human rights obligations according to a report by the International Bar Association.

June 19, 2014

“NUPGE is proud to be a sponsor of the World Pride Human Rights Conference. We are also pleased to have such a large contingent of activists attending World Pride Toronto, as well as other Pride events across the country.” James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

February 11, 2014

The National Union is providing financial contribution to the Russian LGBT Network and encourages others to do likewise.  The Network is doing amazing work in the face of both state repression and street violence. 

January 20, 2014

“The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress,” said King in a speech in 1965. “Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief for the destitute and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life.

January 14, 2014

“It is time for a serious commitment to properly funding developmental services,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.