“Clark's recommendation on the LCBO, combined with the no-privatization-position of Premier Wynne and Finance Minister Sousa, should put this issue to rest for a long, long time. Let’s move on to other policy issues, like building our public services." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"We want to thank each person who took the time to share their story with us. It's their voices that we will continue to hear as we move forward into another stage of our All Together Now! campaign." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Identifying the root causes that create instability in our jobs and in our economy — the lack of tax fairness, an absence of an industrial strategy, the attack on labour rights and privatization of public services — has been key to promoting a better way to achieve overall fairness for workers and the public," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The Fairness Express bus kicks off on September 15 and continues until October 11. Check out the schedule to see when it comes to your community or follow along online!
"We know that the provincial economy has been doing well, yet the wealth is still shared by a minority. You see the richest 1% in Alberta making 18 times more than the bottom 90%. This is categorically unfair." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The national All Together Now! bus tour visits B.C. for 38-days starting mid-August. Be sure to check it out when the Fairness Express stops in your community!
Join the Fairness Express at the Legislature to call for quality public services, tax fairness, good jobs and strong labour rights!
Check out our map to see how much ground we've covered on the road to fairness!
Quality public services are vital to the health of our communities.
If you spot the bus, come and say hi! The more Manitobans we meet and talk to about the important issues surrounding income inequality, the more successful this tour will be.
"Thanks to the work of our All Together Now! (ATN) campaign talking to Canadians about the need to tax fairness in Canada, we have seen a shift in how people see the issue." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Every day we were thanked for listening, for focusing on solutions and for bringing people together. I'd say the tour has been a success in this province." — Felicia Fahey, OPSEU Executive Board member and Fairness Express engager.
“Taken together, these voices represent the democratic strength of inquiry, research, and discussion that animate so much of the labour movement and the social movements supported by unions.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The fact such an organization is recommending higher taxes for corporations and the wealthy shows how bad inequality has become.
"The more conversations we have with our friends and neighbours about how taxes are used to improve our communities and our quality of life, and how corporations and the super-rich need to stop dodging their obligations, the closer we will come to addressing income inequality." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"From Newfoundland to B.C, we are all affected by government and corporate decisions which have a negative impact on our lives," Clancy says. "The upside is that by working together, by putting our energy into action, we have the strength and resolve to change the direction of our country. We can make a difference for generations to come. And we will." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Moving stories and passionate comments were part of the evening at the All Together Now townhall in Windsor.
Open forum to discuss the impact of growing income inequality on communities, families and workers and what we can do about it.
Taxes are used to provide a better standard of living and quality of life for everyone, says Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
"Workers across the country are working harder and longer than ever before, only to see their wages frozen and rolled back or jobs eliminated, while CEOs enjoy the riches of our labour. This report reveals just how dramatic the wage divide really is." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.