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.
The report provides a deep dive into the survey responses, and explores how Canada’s ongoing history of settler colonialism and policies of racial discrimination connect to the realities of the workplace.
"I commend the tireless efforts and dedication of the organizations, advocates, and legal teams who led this fight. Although the work is far from finished, may this win invigorate our struggles for refugee rights and justice.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The message that institutions should be broadcasting on International Youth Day is that young people are already here. They’ve showed up. They’re doing the work. They’ve been doing the work for years.
By scrapping the plan for a P3 privatization scheme the Township of Mapleton saved between $2 million and $3 million.
“This proves Kenney and the rest of his UCP cohorts knew they had to hide the process from Albertans and, to be blunt, this is the most shameful decision I have seen in my 43 years working in health care in Alberta” — Trudy Thomson, Vice-President of HSAA
The death rate for private, for-profit long-term care homes with COVID-19 outbreaks was over 4 times the rate for publicly owned homes.
“Hiding mistakes means we can't learn from them. Stephen McNeil must show leadership and give the staff, residents and families what they deserve — a full public inquiry.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Due to its secretive nature NSGEU President Jason MacLean will not take part in the in the process.
“Now is the time for a universally accessible, publicly funded, not-for-profit, and high quality child care system that fairly compensates workers in a unionized workforce.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Ottawa (July 29, 2020) — The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has produced a visual explainer showing how corporations use tax havens. It shows the role banks, law firms and accountants play in enabling corporations to use tax havens.
Statement from the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) on the need for a public inquiry into the killing of 22 people in Nova Scotia in April 2020.
“If passed, this legislation has the potential to affect health care across Canada, particularly whether provisions of the Canada Health Act that prohibit extra billing and user charges are undermined” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Analysis of the latest Statistics Canada foreign direct investment figures reveals that Canadian corporations last year increased the amount of assets they report in the top 12 tax havens by 135% in the past decade and up $10 billion from 2018."
“Using social finance schemes like social impact bonds to privatize community and social services means funding that is desperately needed to help the most vulnerable people in our communities will end up in the pockets of lawyers, consultants and other intermediaries,” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Canada must honour its commitments to human rights for all and take immediate steps to intervene in this situation.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
It’s not good enough to just be not racist; to be an ally—you must be actively anti-racist.
An excess profits tax, which we had during both world wars, would raise revenues and prevent pandemic profiteering.