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January 21, 2013

Oxfam warns that extreme wealth and income inequality is not only unethical, it is also economically inefficient, politically corrosive, socially divisive and environmentally destructive.

Ottawa (21 Jan. 2013) — The National Union of Public and General Employees welcomes the report by Oxfam, The cost of inequality: how wealth and income extremes hurt us all, which shines yet another light on the rising global crisis of income inequality.

January 17, 2013

This leadership convention marks a potential sea change for Ontario, where priorities can be shifted to promoting quality public services, taking action on tax fairness and investing in communities with a real job strategy.

January 11, 2013

Report shows that millions of domestic workers are deprived of their most fundamental rights resulting in exploitation, violence, and abuses. Millions are excluded from labour laws and are not allowed to join a union.

January 9, 2013

World Economic Forum releases pessimistic report.  The report sees severe income disparity and Climate Change as among top three greatest risks to world economy.

January 7, 2013

Top elected leaders from eight major Ontario unions will be in Sudbury Tuesday night to host a forum on income inequality in the province.

Sudbury (07 Jan. 2012) - Inequality is on the rise in Ontario. Wages are falling; profits are soaring. The poor are getting poorer, the middle class is shrinking and the top one per cent is getting a lot richer. The public services we all depend on are being slashed to pay for tax cuts for the richest corporations in the country.

So why is this happening? And what do we do about it?

January 4, 2013

In a cynical move the Province's education Minister promises to repeal Bill 115 after using it to impose contracts.

January 3, 2013

Eighty-five new members choose NAPE/NUPGE as union.

St. John's (04 Jan. 2013) — The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) has been certified by the Labour Relations Board as the bargaining agent for both South Coast Home Care and Caring Hands.

December 18, 2012

Pay starts with you! campaign by the Coalition for Pay Equity in New Brunswick continues its important work.

December 18, 2012

Richard Wilkinson, one of the world’s most preeminent researchers on social inequalities, and author of the Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone will kick of the CFLR conference as the keynote speaker.

December 11, 2012

It is estimated that migrant workers have contributed $3.4 million annually into Canada's Employment Insurance scheme. However it was not until 2002 that some migrant workers started to access special benefits.