September 2014 | National Union of Public and General Employees

September 2014

Pension victory in Alberta as Bills 9 and 10 die

"If new attacks on your pension security are launched by the government, we'll mobilize to deal with them." — Gil McGowan, Chair, Alberta Labour Coalition on Pensions.

Edmonton (23 Sept. 2014) — Albertans who have been fighting to protect public pension plans can breathe a sigh of relief this week. Jim Prentice, the new Premier of Alberta, has prorogued the Legislature, and by doing so, killed controversial Bill 9 and Bill 10. 

SGEU launches Fairness Express at Equity and Human Rights Conference

"Creating tax fairness, good jobs, quality public services and strong labour rights in our country will create new opportunities for people. Our goal is to create a movement to push these priorities forward to force governments to stop ignoring the issue of income inequality and to commit to real action." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

Canadians join OpenMedia's day of action to Stop The Internet Slowdown

Across the country, people are joining the online day of action to Stop the Internet Slowdown to defend Net Neutrality . Net neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic be treated equally, regardless of origin, destination, or application type).

Ottawa (10 Sept. 2014) — As you may have heard, telecommunications conglomerates want to slow down your Internet and make online services more expensive. But so far, net neutrality rules in several countries have banned their interference.