May 3, 2013 On May 2, OPSEU and 22 other unions and NGOs sent an open
letter to Loblaw’s Executive Chairman, Galen Weston, calling on the company to
take action to prevent more workers’ deaths.
On April 24, the Rana Plaza building in Dakha, Bangladesh collapsed, killing
hundreds of workers and injuring over 1,000. To date, almost 400 garment workers
have been killed and many more are still missing. Although the building owner
has been arrested, Canadian organizations are demanding that Loblaws, Walmart
and others who source from Bangladesh come clean on what they know and take
concrete steps to make sure this kind of tragedy never happens again
July 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Today, July 18, is Nelson Mandela Day, an annual
celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global movement for change.
July 11, 2012 The Observatory for the Protection of Human
Rights Defenders issued an urgent action today following a death threat to
13 Colombian human rights defenders.
November 30, 2011 It's not often recognized, but music, dance, theatre,
poetry, drumming, song - they're all part of the response to the AIDS pandemic.
November 10, 2011 Meet Betty Matamoros and stand in
solidarity with the resistance movement of Honduras at OPSEU Head Office,
November 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
July 19, 2011 As unions, sometimes we respond together to communities in desperate need and at other times we urge our members to respond directly to calls from sister organizations with similar aims. A call for help has come from Oxfam Canada.
May 25, 2011 On June 2, 2011, OPSEU joins together with people in
Colombia and other parts of the world to mark the 10th anniversary of the forced
disappearance of Colombian Indigenous leader Kimy Pernia Domico, and draw
attention to ongoing threats and attacks against Indigenous peoples in Colombia.
March 18, 2011 As Japan suffers the effects of a
devastating earthquake and tsunami, global unions are coordinating a world-wide
trade union response. more...
March 15, 2011 On Wednesday, March 9th, Members of
Parliament made history by voting for legislation that has the potential to save
thousands of lives by ensuring access to affordable, generic medicines for
people dying of treatable diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in
developing countries. more...
March 2, 2011 Come out to this public forum on March 11
at 7 p.m. to learn more about the role of the Canadian Government in undermining
human and civil rights through its free trade agenda.
February 11, 2011 In recent years the few genuinely
independent trade unions seeking to improve the lives of Mexican workers have
found themselves increasingly under fire.This February, trade unions in Canada
and around the world are joining in actions to support the independent trade
union movement in Mexico and the right of Mexican workers to be represented by
the union of their free choice..
January 10, 2011 Days after organizing a public
event to commemorate December 10th - International Human Rights Day - human
rights organizations have started receiving a series of death threats. Included
among those threatened are Berenice Celeyta of NOMADESC and SINTRAUNICOL, the
university workers union.
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