Live town hall forum on income inequality to be held in Sudbury

The rich and the rest of us: A northern forum on jobs, inequality, and the future of Ontario – January 8, 2013.

Sudbury (21 Dec. 2012) - Inequality is on the rise in Ontario. Wages are falling; profits are soaring. The poor are getting poorer, the middle class is shrinking and the top one per cent is getting a lot richer. The public services we all depend on are being slashed to pay for tax cuts for the richest corporations in the country.

So why is this happening? And what do we do about it? A live town hall forum featuring panelists James Clancy, President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), and Janet Gasparini, executive director of the Social Planning Council of Sudbury will explore the issues surrounding income inequality and the impact on the community.

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Time: Dinner at 6:00 p.m.; Live Town Hall Forum & Phone-In Show 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Place: Steelworkers’ Union Hall, 66 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario

United Steelworkers (USW) District 6 Director Wayne Fraser, Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, Ontario Professional Firefighters Association (OPFFA) President Mark McKinnon, Society of Energy Professionals (SEP) President Rod Sheppard, Service Employees International Union (SEIU Canada) President Sharleen Stewart, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and more union leaders will be on hand at the town hall event.

Union members in communities across northeastern Ontario will take part in the Forum by phone. 

Details will be circualted about how to connect with this exciting event. You can download this poster to help spread the word.

To find out more about the issue of income inequality, watch the latest new video on from the All Together Now! campaign.

For further information, contact national@nupge.ca

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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE