"We have these programs today because of the work many of us have done over decades," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "Retired workers may not be on the job every day anymore, but they have certainly not given up the fight to improve the lives of Canadians everywhere."
- See also Pensions and Retirement Security
“If the measure of a country is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, then their work is invaluable.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Be creative, be outspoken, be daring. Your voice is powerful. Your stories are moving. People need to hear them because they will make a difference." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
If Mom can't afford a wheelchair, should she just stay in bed?
Community organizing and public consultation, in addition to the recommendations from the B.C. Ombudsperson's investigations and reports result in creation of Seniors' Advocate.
"But as they say, recognition that there is a problem, and getting a handle on its magnitude, is the first step towards a cure."
"We work on behalf of our members to promote and protect their rights in the workplace but our social justice work ensures that all boats rise together - union and non-union, here in Canada and around the world."
NUPGE urges the Conservative government to establish a Fairness Test to assess the distributional impact of key tax and spending policies in budgets and determine whether they will reduce income inequality or make the problem worse.
The National Union is encouraging all Canadians, especially those living in a Conservative riding to contact their MP to urge them to support this desperately needed housing strategy. UPDATED
The rich and the rest of us: A northern forum on jobs, inequality, and the future of Ontario – January 8, 2013.
Sudbury (21 Dec. 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.