"Workers are being told to work longer, pay more and receive less," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "We stand in solidarity with each and every UNISON member in the fight for decent pensions. Enough is enough."
Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day. This year's campaign is about “Getting to Zero": Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.
"The first thing we should be looking at is tax fairness rather than cutting social programs like Medicare." - Elisabeth Ballerman, CHPS Co-Chair and HSAA President.
Canada is awarded first place Fossil of the Day for proposing ‘eventual solutions’ for ‘urgent problems’
“At this year's climate negotiations, Canada is standing on guard for the tar sands. It's shameful and irresponsible that our country negotiates in the interests polluters instead of people,” said Matthew Chisolm at the press briefing.
New research published by the Tax Justice Network shows that tax evasion costs governments around the world more than US$3.1 trillion annually.
‘Emerging and developing countries need to stop “wielding the historical guilty card” and asking for a free pass on emissions reductions just because in the past, industrialized countries had more emissions than the rest of the world’ - Minister of Environment, Peter Kent
Questions arise over the Harper government's true intentions at the Kyoto Protocol negotiations in Durban since the Canadian government is set to withdraw from the process next year.
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Did you eat any bread today? Maybe a sandwich at lunch? How about a beer after work? If so, you can thank the Canadian Wheat Board.
"We need to work together to force them to put people before tax cuts and excessive corporate profits." - James Clancy, NUPGE President.
"A comprehensive, compassionate and sustainable reform of social assistance must place the well-being of all citizens, children and adults alike, at the center of economic planning for the future." - letter to the Commission on the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario.
Politics, more than the economy and technology, has a greater impact on rates of unionization.
The BCGEU/NUPGE supported this consultation process and is now calling on the government to make a decision on the new facility which would help alleviate the chronic overcrowding in the existing prisons.
In November 2010, the Federal Court declared that the federal government's websites were not accessible to blind persons.
On November 6, community social service workers were recognized for their indispensable work in towns and cities across Canada.
Raising Our Voices - Building Our Power
Climate impacts like floods, heat waves, damaging storms and diseases like West Nile Virus have recently been shown to have a huge health care cost.
Canada’s pension system is the tenth most stable system in the world.
Shutting down the Wheat Board is a recipe for failed farms, lower prices for farmers and, ultimately, American control of a Canadian industry.
This October employment declined by 54,000 full time positions. October's loss pushed the unemployment rate here in Canada up 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 per cent.
MGEU/NUPGE members accept new contract.
Given the importance of the trade union movement in furthering equality and human rights issues, members will spend two days sharpening our focus on the challenges ahead.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is committed to raising the profile of Community Social Service workers.
A 50-year-old worker in 2008 could expect to stay in the labour force 3.5 years longer than in the mid-1990s.