As economist Armine Yalnizyan has said, “No recovery without she-covery. No she-covery without child care.”
While families with children in public schools have to hope for the best, wealthy families who are sending their children to private schools will be able to avoid the effect of the Progressive Conservatives decision to cut the number of classes.
“These workers are worried about themselves, they’re worried about each other, but most of all, they are worried about those in their care.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Even though it seems outrageous to anyone whose priority is keeping residents safe, as far as for-profit long-term care companies are concerned, calling for rules to protect people from COVID-19 to be eased when residents these homes are still getting infected and dying is good for business.
The day is intended to promote further action towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.
Recovery from COVID-19 calls for a rethinking of the ways in which our communities and our economy is organized. Prime Minister Trudeau: Full Immigration Status for All is just, fair, necessary and urgent. The time is now.
Join us and the Ottawa Health Coalition on September 17 at 7 p.m. in a live town hall to talk about how we can make for-profit long-term care public! Register here!
"We are proud to take part in World Suicide Prevention Day to promote well-being and positive mental health. Today provides us with an opportunity to bring mental health issues out of the shadows so people can find the support they need." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
This is one of Canada's most momentous legal victories as it has preserved our cherished public health care system against this attack. Governments must now act to directly address the unchecked proliferation of extra-billing and queue-jimping in for-profit clinics that undermine our public system. This fight is not over. You can be sure those who seek profit from health care will try to take this all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. We must be ready to continue the fight. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Provinces must play their part in inflating the economy, not contribute to the further deflating of our economy." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The pandemic has shown the critical importance of protecting and strengthening labour rights.” — Larry Brown, President, NUPGE
“I commend the Canadian government for taking leadership on this issue. We all have a responsibility to take action to stop the Rohingya genocide, and Canada is uniquely positioned to intervene and to support grassroots struggles.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“It’s imperative that front-line workers, through their union, are consulted every step of the way during the design and build. The eyes of Corrections staff are everywhere. We know what keeps communities safe. Developers are only looking at their bottom line.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Black players are not just athletes, they are people first, and we shouldn’t expect them to pretend they don’t feel the emotional devastation of seeing their brothers and sisters shot for the colour of their skin.
Individuals from around the world can add their voices to condemning the violence and supporting the Belarusian workers exercising their rights by sending a message to Belarusian government officials via the LabourStart campaign.
Alvarez was an educator and a rights defender. She was a member of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Philippines (ACT) and a prominent activist with the Negros Island Health Integrated Program and Karapatan, a human rights coalition.
NUPGE hopes that its contribution to the Lebanon Humanitarian Needs Appeal will aid in the urgent response to this tragedy in Beirut, as well as contribute to the long-term recovery.
To tide people who are unemployed over until new income support measures are in place, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is being extended for another four weeks.
The questionnaire asks if you have experienced discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or language, and whether this has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a society, we need to now respond effectively to, and then recover from, the COVID crisis, but we must do so in a way that does not just return us to the unsustainable old normal.