“Farm workers are one of the most vulnerable groups of workers in Canada. How the Supreme Court could deny them access to effective collective bargaining in order to achieve fair wages and working conditions is beyond me.” – James Clancy
“The Courts interpretation of the AEPA is unworkable. The decision does not reflect the realities of collective bargaining on the ground and the unequal bargaining power between employers and farm workers.”
The real question now is whether or not Canada Post is up to the job to be the innovator the country needs. There is a massive opportunity for CEO Deepak Chopra to make a transformative shift in our postal system. Now is the perfect time for Canada Post to open itself to the future, to invest and expand.
The full name is now the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
The National Day of Mourning was established in Canada at the urging of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 and is now recognized in over 80 countries around the world.
Among retired people with debt, 17 percent owed $100,000 or more.
Main split on pensions comes down to continuing to rely on a failed private sector model, or improving and expanding our public pension system.
"I believe if Canadians are presented with clear choices in this election, they'll choose the Canada that you and I believe in." - James Clancy, President, NUPGE
In the past 12 months, there has been a significant rise in the number of retirees returning to the workforce because they need the income
“Not one person I’ve spoken to about this campaign has said these cutbacks haven’t hurt them personally or someone they are close to. I’ve always had fire in my belly to make a difference, but this campaign has increased it more.” - Tamara Weber, Champion 4 Change.
Earth Day celebrates and promotes the "power of one" with personal acts of environmental wisdom and lifestyle changes.
Whose Canada? That's the question we want Canadians to think about in this election. Is it Stephen Harpers? Or is it yours and mine? This is the third poster in our Whose Canada? series. It deals with the economy. Please share it with everyone you know. Download the PDF
Class, quiet please. Our word for today is “taxes.” It is not a dirty word, it is a good clean honest noun for a healthy civic function in the body politic.
Week three of the election is over. Harper continues to lead and is openly appealing for a majority. The opposition parties must focus public attention on Harper's policies and answer the key question: what will Canada look like if Harper wins a majority?
Whose Canada? That's the question we want Canadians to think about in this election. Is it Stephen Harpers? Or is it yours and mine? This is the second poster in our Whose Canada? series. It deals with the issue of crime and how to make our communities safer. Please share it with everyone you know.
“We now have four years of consistent jurisprudence that recognizes the constituional obligation of governments to respect the collective bargaining process and refrain from enacting legislation that strips away the Charter rights of their employees.” James Clancy
Members chanted as they marched, "Open the ballot boxes. Count those votes now!"
A recent report coordinated by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) highlights the sharp decrease in support for women’s issues under the Harper government.
The Canadian Press reports that the “32 projects were chosen by Industry Minister Tony Clement, the mayor of Huntsville, and the general manager of Deerhurst Resort” with more of an eye to helping the riding rather than supporting the requirements of the summit or abiding by stipulated government conditions.
Members re-elect Component presidents in BC, Alberta and Ontario to serve again
"The employers and the Ministry both need to realize that this sector is at a cross roads, one where all stakeholders can agree to work together to solve the systemic issues they face or where the service will continue to slip backwards and fail one of societies most vulnerable groups," says OPSEU/NUPGE.
"We may be retired but we are huge in voter numbers so we are pleased to see how the efforts of NUPGE to reach out have been so successful. Grey power may not rule, but it sure does have an impact." Dave and Bonnie Scott, winners.
That's the question we want Canadians to think about.
"Never before have Canadian organizations worried so much that there might be consequences if they disagree publicly with the government on a human rights concern." - Amnesty International
NSGEU/NUPGE is encouraging the public to keep the pressure on and to support these members as they fight for a fair collective agreement.
Review of pension plans in the broader public sector misses the mark completely for the tens of thousands of workers who have no pension coverage at all.