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“The agreement could take away the province’s ability to promote cutting edge value-added industries” says co-author John Jacobs.
Groups issue a joint statement ahead of two-day meeting between European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast.
National Union wants Harper government to join with its European counterparts in implementing an FTT.
Report shows that millions of domestic workers are deprived of their most fundamental rights resulting in exploitation, violence, and abuses. Millions are excluded from labour laws and are not allowed to join a union.
New treaties could undermine the ability of Canadians to pursue public policies that curb domination of the fisheries by large corporations and help spread the benefits of the fishery.
Alirio Uribe Muñoz, President of Colombia's Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective (CCAJAR), was accompanied by Pascal Paradis from Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) to a meeting with NUPGE's National Executive Board.
Harper government giving into European drug patent demands during free trade negotiations. Move could raise drug prices in Canada by as much as $1 billion.
New video by Operation Maple provides people with an introduction to the little talked about free trade agreement that Canadians need to know more about!
According to projections in the new CCPA-NS report, CETA and NS: Who pays for 'free' trade?, the CETA could result in between 510 and 2587 net job losses in Nova Scotia.
Research finds that the EU proposal would likely add an average life of 2.66 years to a typical drug patent increasing Canadian drug costs by between $795 million and $1.95 billion annually.
While income inequality has begun to receive the attention it deserves, CMIS is determined to start a serious debate on the economic development strategy for this country.
Trade Justice Network publishes fact sheets debunking Harper government's myths about the benefits of EU-Canada free trade.
NUPGE signs on to international letter demanding Canada strengthens UNCTAD’s role in global governance
Harper government trying to undermine sustainable development at UNCTAD conference in Doha today, say Canadian civil society organizations.
Organizations representing farmers, students, cultural, Indigenous groups and labour were left out of the trade committee's inquiry. Not one Quebec group was asked to present, which is unacceptable.
"Our organizations say NO to this agreement, which has been negotiated for the sole benefit of transnational corporations at the expense of people's rights and of the protection of the environment," says the declaration.
“During meetings we have had with MEPs and activists in the EU, we repeatedly heard concerns about the impact that CETA would have on the environment, public services and the ability of states to effectively govern.” - Larry Brown, national-secretary treasurer, NUPGE.
Trade Justice Network and Québec Network on Continental Integration hears back from the Bloc, Liberals and NDP on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
National president James Clancy congratulates the revolution for standing up against tyranny and criticizes the Harper government for supporting the dictator.
'We are disappointed that you, and your government, have not yet called for the immediate resignation of the corrupt and illegitimate government of Hosni Mubarak.' - James Clancy NUPGE national president.
Heavy-handed police tactics at international trade summit in 2007 violated Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Wide cross-section of civil society groups urge ministers at Committee on Internal Trade meeting to remove investor-state dispute process from free trade agreements.
NUPGE calls for independent inquiry to investigate human rights and civil liberties violations at G20
'My union does not accept the continued stonewalling by the federal government. We demand that Prime Minister Harper establish an independent public inquiry.' - James Clancy.
'Gross violations of civil liberties by authorities requires that a federal public inquiry be called.' - Paul Cavalluzzo.
John Pruyn says he was struck, jailed, had his canes knocked away and was not given his leg back until he was released 27 hours later.
'I assumed police officers were there to protect and serve and they were regular people doing the job for everybody. Now I don’t know if I can trust them.' - Nick Kapetaneas.
Hearings by NUPGE and CCLA open on police and governance actions at the global summit in Toronto.
Canada's first minister urged not to endorse Canada-European trade agreement without undertaking extensive consultations with citizens.
Proposed language would open Canada's telecommunications sector to full foreign ownership, restrict municipal procurement policies and make banking and financial regulation much more difficult.
'Public employees are being asked to make a contribution of $750 million towards a $3.6-billion tax cut for large corporations.' - Larry Brown, NUPGE's national secretary-treasurer.
'There simply is no viable way to cut public sector spending that doesn’t have a direct negative effect on the private sector.' - Larry Brown, NUPGE's national secretary-treasurer.
When it comes to the recently announced deal on opening up the U.S. stimulus package to Canadian bids, the evidence is that Canada groveled, and then we got hosed.
Six national organizations including NUPGE demand a halt to European free trade talks until countrywide consultations can be held.
Canadian public sector unions along with the European Federation of Public Service Unions release study arguing that the deal is fundamentally flawed.
Canada's finance ministers are doing Canadians a grave disservice by pretending that no real crisis exists within our failing pension system.
Members of NUPGE and its Component unions are encouraged to continue efforts to address the AIDS crisis in Africa - YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
CCPA says ongoing negotiations are heading for a deal in which Canada would surrender provincial and municipal sovereignty.
New public opinion research by Ipsos Reid reveals that a majority of Canadians want all of the troops in Afghanistan brought home in 2011 when Canada's mission there is due to end.
Join the online letter campaign now. Thousands of e-mails and phone calls are having an impact. Liberal MPs are the key. Let's keep up the pressure.
National labour federations and major unions say deal will be 'catastropic for a country like Colombia.'
Ben Powless is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario. He is currently studying Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. The National Union sponsored Ben to attend the 2009 World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil, January 24 to February 2.
Make existing 'side deals' part of treaty so they can be properly enforced, U.S. president says during visit to Ottawa.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is pleased to support the 'Story of Stuff' project. It's message ties into NUPGE's long standing work on globalization and the environment.
'Harper is telling people that there’s no room for them at the table, and that’s not right.' - Jack Layton
Pensions could be undermined if TILMA philosophy influences review, says NUPGE's Larry Brown
Union demands answers from government
Howard Hampton calls for longer layoff notices and job adjustment committees
The 20 million-strong international public service trade union federation holds its centennial congress in Vienna. PSI delegates meet in congress every five years.
Push for nuclear power could lead Canada to import massive amounts of waste.
CEP calls for independent judicial inquiry
They were there to deliberately cause trouble.' - Dave Coles, CEP president
'We are quite right to ask, to demand to know, exactly what is going on here.'
Proposed Security and Prosperity Partnership is described as NAFTA on drugs
Undemocratic pact signed by B.C. and Alberta undermines provincial legislative powers