“Income inequality is the greatest social and economic challenge facing Canada today,” said James Clancy, NUPGE President.
Ottawa (08 May 2012) - The latest issue of the All Together Now! campaign's newsletter is making the rounds to mailboxes and inboxes across the country. Inside you'll find tonnes of great information about quality public services and jobs and how to fight more successfully for increased tax fairness.
This issue shines a light on the amazing activism which is taking place in workplaces and communities in every province. In profile this month, Dallas Takeuchi, who works in the Labratory Inspection Unit inspecting drinking water and is a member of the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), has been a Champion 4 Change since the campaign started. Dallas has been spreading the message of tax fairness and promoting quality public services to members of his union but also local health coalitions and the broader community. His personal message makes it easy for everyone to understand why they need to become an ATN supporter!
April was a busy month for ATN as over a dozen women gathered in Ottawa to participate in the first training session for Women 4 Change. Women from across Canada talked about how the changes to the economy has specifically impacted women and came up with a plan of action to share that information back home. The National Union also held a Champions 4 Pensions meeting to tie in the need for a strong, public retirement security plan into the ATN campaign. Members came away energized and excited about returning home to share the information learned and continue to build a real majority which protects public services and fights for income equality.
You will also findout why the recent 2012 federal budget isn't doing anything to help improve income inequality in Canada as well as more information about three newly released publications - Something to Value, the Ontario Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness: Interim Report; Common Good, Common Wealth, Common Values; and Canada Needs an Industrial Strategy.
To sign up to receive your copy of the ATN Campaigner, go to http://alltogethernow.nupge.ca.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE