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President's Commentary: It’s time to stop the corporate gravy train

Rather than spending wildly on no-strings attached corporate tax cuts, Harper could have provided tax refunds to corporations after they actually created jobs; instead, job-killers like Caterpillar take our tax money and run.


By James Clancy
National President
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Feb 8, 2012

Comprehensive speakers line up to present at the Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness in Toronto

Presentations to the Commission on Quality Public Services and Tax Fairness range from child care and health care, children and women's rights, workers and the justice system for two days of hearings in Toronto.

Jan 30, 2012

A Modern Post: Powered by People - Why we should care about CUPW bargaining

The real question now is whether or not Canada Post is up to the job to be the innovator the country needs. There is a massive opportunity for CEO Deepak Chopra to make a transformative shift in our postal system. Now is the perfect time for Canada Post to open itself to the future, to invest and expand.

Apr 29, 2011

BC Supreme Court rules legislation removing teachers' bargaining rights unconstitutional

“We now have four years of consistent jurisprudence that recognizes the constituional obligation of governments to respect the collective bargaining process and refrain from enacting legislation that strips away the Charter rights of their employees.” James Clancy

Apr 14, 2011

President's Commentary: Lessons from Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor’s attack shouldn’t be a surprise to any of us. Indeed, the question has only been when and which jurisdiction in North America would be first to take such heavy handed action.

Feb 18, 2011

President's Commentary: An appeal to Ontario political leaders - listen to public sector workers

Tim Hudak is misleading voters by pretending that an attack on public sector jobs and wages will deal with a financial mess that the financial sector has caused, says James Clancy, NUPGE's national president.

Jan 12, 2011

President's Commentary: NUPGE – CLC dispute over raiding

Please read this commentary by National President James Clancy to learn more about the dispute with the Canadian Labour Congress over raiding.

Dec 8, 2010

NUPGE produces pamphlet on top ten reasons to expand CPP

Help build the momentum for an expanded CPP by contacting your Member of Parliament.

Nov 24, 2010

President's Commentary: The top ten reasons to expand the Canada Pension Plan

CPP is the envy of the world: it’s secure, funded on a sound basis and well managed by professional staff independent of government.

Oct 31, 2010

President's Commentary: Decisions by G-20 leaders point to a bleak future for struggling families

(5 July 2010) - 'The big winners were the same financial institutions responsible for the economic crisis in the first place. Rather than seize the opportunity to act, the G-20 leaders failed to agree on any new regulations for the financial sector.' - James Clancy.

Updated with video.

Jul 8, 2010