After years of warning the Saskatchewan government about problems in its correctional facilities, SGEU is surprised the Minister is still claiming she is unaware of any concerns.
“I am glad that young women like me and other women are protected and represented by unions.”
Ottawa (18 Aug. 2015) — The two young women who are the most recent winners of NUPGE’s Why Unions Matter contest are painfully aware that, in life, the cards are stacked against them.
The Committee has called on Canada to take immediate, coordinated action on the murders and disappearance of Aboriginal women and girls.
OPSEU member activists show their support for World Breastfeeding Week at an event in Sault Ste. Marie.
"If we marshal our considerable resources and energy, I believe we can stop the proposed bill before it becomes law." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU.
In rhyming couplets and a clever schematic, the latest Why Unions Matter winners remind us that by standing together, we keep the worst of capitalism at bay.
Ottawa (08 July 2015) — Greed and power can get the worst of anyone. The two most recent winners of the $1,000 Why Unions Matter contest look at the ways in which unions help keep greed and power in check.
"It preys on those with the least to show"
“This truly is a sad day for Canadian democracy. It speaks volumes to the disrespect this government has for democracy and the rule of law when Prime Minister Harper personally direct these undemocratic tactics to ensure that Bill C-377 passes the Senate in order to appeal to the Conservatives’ right-wing base.” — James Clancy, NUPGE President
School teacher inspired to enter Why Unions Matter contest by the role unions played in the Japanese redress moment
"While legislation of this type is a responsibility of the provincial governments, I believe that this is an area where your office could provide much needed leadership." — James Clancy, National President, NUPGE
Ottawa (16 June 2015) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling on the federal Minister of Labour, Dr. Kellie Leitch, to use her position to encourage provinces to enact pay-before-you-pump legislation.
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