SGEU launches Fairness Express at Equity and Human Rights Conference | National Union of Public and General Employees

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.

Humboldt, Sask (15 Sept. 2014) — The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union (SGEU/NUPGE) is hosting its Equity and Human Rights conference to engage members in a conversation on issues that are posing challenges for workers on the job and at home.

Conference tackles issues of mental health and attacks on labour rights, and explores teachings of many  Aboriginal peoples

Participants will enjoy presentations examining mental health issues in the workplace, learning more about the attacks facing the labour movement and working people, as well as learn more about the 7 Sacred Rights and "White Buffalo Calf Women."

This is a biennial conference for SGEU/NUPGE members. The goal is to encourage full participation by and for equity group members within the union. 

photo of SGEU members with the Fairness Express bus

Fairness Express highlighted at conference

In keeping with the conference theme, Derek Fudge, National Policy Director with the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) will be talking to participantes about the All Together Now! campaign's Fairness Express, which kicks off in Saskatchewan today. The Fairness Express has been travelling across the country talking to people about the need to address the issue of rising inequality in Canada.

"We know that Aboriginal people, people of colour, and women are all disproportionately affected by economic inequality," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "Creating tax fairness, good jobs, quality public serivces 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."

The Fairness Express will be visiting various communities and events in Saskatchewan from September 15 until October 11. A full listing of scheduled stops can be found on the All Together Now! campaign website. If you cannot meet up with the Fairness Express in person, you can follow the Bus Blog to find out what is happening on the road, find the tour on Facebook or follow it on Twitter.

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All Together Now! Fairness Express

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