NUPGE rejects Canadian Labour Congress endorsement of Bill Morneau candidacy for OECD

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) released a statement this week condemning the endorsement on behalf of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) by President Hassan Yussuf of Bill Morneau's candidacy for the position of Secretary-General of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and develiopment (OECD).

The endorsement was made in a joint statement with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

"The National Union did not agree to the endorsement of Mr. Morneau nor could that endorsement have been done in our name because we did not give our consent.

The endorsement was done jointly with the Chamber of Commerce. That organization opposes minimum wages and labour rights in general. It is particularly hostile to public sector unions, their wages, and benefits," NUPGE President Larry Brown said.

Read the full statement here.