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April 16, 2019

The Day of Action is part of an intensive 8-day lobbying campaign to restore fairness to B.C.'s labour laws.

March 26, 2018

"This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code, and the BC Labour Relations Board." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

June 12, 2017

“It affirms once again that workers’ right to unionize and take part in collective bargaining is a right protected by the Charter, and it lets governments know that violating that right comes with a price tag." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 31, 2017

"We mustn't be lulled into thinking that these changes fix all of the serious problems facing workers today. There is still much work to do in both provinces, and across the country, before we can claim that workers’ rights are protected and respected as they should be." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

October 27, 2016

"As a global labour movement, we must join together and confront abuses. We must let these vulnerable workers know that we have their backs." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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September 14, 2016

Promises and apologies always follow these disasters, but there is no real commitment to fix the problem. It's about greed, plain and simple." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

May 2, 2016

Ontario Superior Court rules that Conservative government's legislating postal workers back to work in 2011 violated their rights to freedom of association and expression.

January 30, 2015

“This is a great day for all of us. Our chief justices understand that unions matter to our country and our communities, and they’ve made sure that Canadian politicians will no longer be able to so easily strip Canadians of their union rights,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy. 

November 27, 2014

Join the international campaign to force McDonald's to reinstate Gahyun Lee and respect labour rights. Send your message today

November 19, 2014

“The McNeil government is legislating away the rights of 24,000 health care workers,” says NSGEU President Joan Jessome.