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ITUC calls on UN Secretary-General to respect UN staff union rights

UN’s central administration has decided to unilaterally adopt a labour-relations policy which rolls back hard-won negotiating rights for staff representatives introduced just two years ago.

Brussels (26 June 2013) - In a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has called on the UN to respect international labour standards within its own operations.

Rolling back the clock on negotiating rights

Help defeat Bill C-377. Contact your Senator

"We believe that this bill would be at odds with reasonable consumer expectations of privacy for their medical and financial affairs. Other evidence, including from the Canadian Bar Association, also raises this concern.” - Ron Sanderson, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.

Ottawa (19 June 2013) – Have you called your local Senator and told her or him how to vote on Bill C-377? It's not too late!

Legislation targeting unions is back for final Senate debate

NUPGE and OPSEU slam governments for misrepresenting part-time issue at the ILO

OPSEU/NUPGE is determined to continue its fight for the right of part-time workers in the 24 Ontario colleges to be represented by our union.

Toronto (20 June 2013) – The quest by part-time workers at Ontario colleges to unionize has been consistently stonewalled by the employer and the process at the Ontario Labour Relations Board. So why did the Canadian and Ontario governments suggest to the International Labour Organization (ILO) that all is OK?

NUPGE exposes Canadian government misrepresentation at ILO

International conference on labour rights underway in Toronto

 Toronto (27 March 2013) – More than 160 people are gathering in Toronto this week to discuss the critical role labour rights and unions play in reducing income inequality, advancing democracy, and promoting the social well-being of all Canadians.The three-day conference, "Labour Rights and Their Impact on Democracy, Economic Equality and Social Justice," is organized by the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR) and sponsored by the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada) and the Canadian Teachers' Federation

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