Province-wide SGEU campaign features firefighters, highways workers, social workers and corrections workers.
'Governments must improve social assistance programs in these tough times or we're going to see more families in Canada living in harsh, desperate circumstances.' - NUPGE president James Clancy.
Critics pounce on Harper government for failing to expand program to cope with rapidly rising unemployment figures.
Events across the province are drawing attention to the value of a wide range of crucial services that make communities better places to live and raise families.
March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Providing housing and support services will cut the costs of dealing with the problem by more than half, provincial secretariat estimates.
Bill C-4 (the proposed Not-for-profit Corporations Act) increases administrative demand on thousands of federal non-profit organizations and charities across Canada without addressing the critical lack of stable and secure long-term funding.
Why are several Canadian provinces cutting back at a time when the economy needs stimulus across the board, asks NUPGE's Larry Brown.
'It means that they will now have protections like a grievance procedure, shop stewards, strong health and safety language and, of course, higher wages."' - Darryl Walker.
'They make our communities better and our unions stronger.' - James Clancy.