Young workers organize for economic justice | National Union of Public and General Employees

Young workers organize for economic justice

National Union young workers from across Canada are meeting in Ottawa to strategize how to  build a future with economic justice for all.

young man holding sign that says "We didn't crash the economy. Why are we picking up the tab?"Ottawa (14 June 2012) - This week young activists from Components of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) are meeting in Ottawa to discuss issues of income inequality, tax fairness and the attack on public sector workers.

Working with young workers is particularly important given that as a whole they have not benefitted at all from the countries tepid economic recovery.

"In particular, the unemployment rate for young workers has changed little from the worst point in the economic crisis," explained NUPGE's National President James Clancy.

"Today's young workers are being made to pay for decades of bad economic policy, such as tax cuts and cuts to public programs, which they had no voice in seeing implemented. Our union has fought these policies all along but as the Occupy and Quebec student movement demonstrated these issues are being picked up by new voices and activists."

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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