"The global focus this year is on ending corporate greed, eliminating precarious work and formalising informal jobs, as well as living minimum wages." — Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
“Companies like Google should be the subject of a leaders’ debate not sponsoring them." — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
The percentage of workers covered by a pension plan has decreased from 40.6% of the Canadian workforce in 1998 to just 37.9% in 2013.
In an article for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Journalist Paul Weinberg writes that Canada continues to let billions leave the country tax free.
The All Together Now! campaign has produced new resources to raise issues in the federal election.
"We know we can do better. We don't need to settle. Not for our future, or our children's futures. It's time for a change." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
Join the rally to tell Stephen McNeil what you think about his government's cuts to public services and its trampling on human rights.
"People are speaking out against the complete unfairness they see when corporations are squirreling away profits rather than following through on their responsibility to pay their taxes," said James Clancy, National President, NUPGE.
As Canada once again celebrates National Public Service Week, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) urges Canadians to reflect on how public services provide all of us with a shot at the good life.
In Canada, there is at least $199 billion officially reported corporate funds in the top ten tax havens — part of the $38 trillion diverted internationally.