WE STAND WITH EDUCATION WORKERS

Today we had the opportunity to show our support for education workers who have lost their right to strike and negotiate a fair contract.  The Progressive Conservative government enacted a law imposing a contract on 55,000 education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees and banned them from striking, pre-emptively using the notwithstanding clause to guard against constitutional challenges.

Please support these workers if your able to and join a picket line.  To find the nearest picket line go to 

National Union stands shoulder to shoulder with education workers in Ontario

“The legislation introduced in Ontario and invoking the notwithstanding clause are an attack on all working people in Canada. The National Union is strongly committed to supporting CUPE and OPSEU/SEFPO in their fight and to standing up against this attack.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

Ottawa (01 Nov. 2022) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining the growing chorus of those condemning the efforts of the Ford government in Ontario to impose a contract on workers in the education sector. 

2022 Brewery Council

After a long hiatus due to Covid, the Brewery Council was alive and well in Ottawa October 24-26, 2022. It was a welcomed and long overdue gathering of Unions from across Canada.

The Brewery Council offers Unions the opportunity to share stories of success, discuss current and ongoing issues, and the challenges to the brewing industry.

Members of Manitoba Assocation of Health Care Professionals join NUPGE

“We already represent hundreds of thousands of health care professionals across the country. MAHCP strengthens NUPGE’s voice as one of the largest health care and public sector unions in Canada.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

Ottawa (19 Oct. 2022) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is pleased to announce that the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals (MAHCP), representing 7,000 members, has joined us as our newest Component union.

Education Week 2022

After a two year hiatus from our annual education week due to Covid.  The Union committee resumed education week at Fern Resort in Orillia from May 30 - June 3.  Education week is an annual event for our entire Union committee to get together outside of the normal work environment. This year we welcomed several new committee members who participated in group assignments and lectures by President Gaurav Sharma. 

CUBGW Local 325 members ratify settlement to lockout

"Congratulations to the members of Local 325 who once again showed Molson Coors that they will not be bullied into accepting a bargain-basement contract." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Toronto (13 April 2021) — After 39 days of being locked out by brewery giant Molson Coors, members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW) Local 325, have ratified a new collective agreement. The settlement addressed the outstanding issues in bargaining of shift scheduling, tiered wages and pensions. 

Media Advisory - Brewery workers enter 5th week of lockout by Molson Coors

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NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC AND GENERAL EMPLOYEES 

Mar 25, 2021, 15:00 ET


TORONTO, March 25, 2021 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW) have now entered the 5th week after being locked out by Molson Coors in Toronto. CUBGW is a Component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). 

Molson Prepared to Lockout Canadian Workers and ‘Remain Open’ If They Didn’t Agree to 12-Hour Shifts, Internal Letter Shows

 

Molson-Coors Toronto Brewwery

NEWS

Molson Prepared to Lockout Canadian Workers and ‘Remain Open’ If They Didn’t Agree to 12-Hour Shifts, Internal Letter Shows

Internal letter warned workers of what would happen if they rejected Molson Coor’s ‘final offer’, union says

by PressProgress

March 23, 2021

Molson posted job ads for temporary workers almost three weeks before lockout at Toronto brewery

Tue., Feb. 23, 2021

Almost three weeks before locking out 300 employees at its Toronto plant, Molson posted help wanted ads looking for temporary brewing, packaging and warehouse workers.

The ads, posted on a number of websites, including LinkedIn and Indeed, are a sign the company is playing hardball in its dispute with the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325, according to labour advocate Deena Ladd.

“They’re showing they’re playing hard ball. It’s not a good look for them,” said Ladd, executive director of the Workers Action Centre.

NUPGE tells Molson Coors - An injury to one is an injury to all

"It's not just Local 325 members fighting, it's all 390,000 of us." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Ottawa (16 March 2021) — An injury to one is an injury to all — that's the message the 390,000-member-strong National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is sending to the CEO of Molson Coors after locking out 300 members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW), Local 325. CUBGW Local 325 is a Component of NUPGE. 

Orientation 2019

The Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers welcomed 13 new members at orientation held on October 25, 2019 and November 1, 2019.  We thank these members for taking the time to join us and are proud to call these members our brothers and sisters.

Education Week 2019

Our annual Union Education Week took place at Fern Resort in Orillia from May 27-31, 2019.  This is an annual event for our entire union committee to get together outside of the normal work environment.  This year's guest speaker Eddie Ste. Marie is a recent retiree from the Canadian Labour Council(CLC).

2019 NUPGE Convention June 21 - 23, 2019

This national Convention marks a 43 year milestone for the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). 2019 also marks the 100 year anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike.

Winnipeg (19 June 2019) — The Triennial Convention, with delegates from all components, is the supreme governing body of NUPGE. Between conventions, the National Union's governing body is the National Executive Board, which comes from the leadership of all the components (see more).

Bereavement

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Brother Sam Fenech.  Our sincerest condolences go out to family and friends.

We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brother Charles Muscat who recently passed away.

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Brother George Bedrossian.  Our condolences go out to the family.