26 billionaires are as wealthy as half of all humanity combined.
“This is a good first step. Unfortunately, many women are still going to have to wait years before they see some justice in their wages.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“When the combined assets of the poorest 11 million Canadians the wealth of the two richest Canadian billionaires, it’s glaringly obvious income inequality is a problem in Canada” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"How much more evidence does our government need to prove that women continue to face inequality and discrimination? We need a government that will not just talk about improving equality but one that will actually act." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
It is vitally important that workers of colour not suffer for the economic failures of their employers and governments.
Between 2008 and 2014, CEOs made 184 times more than the average wage in Canada.
"It makes it easy to say we're abiding by the Convention, but when we have no mechanism to track actions or violations, it's pretty disingenuous." — says James Clancy, NUPGE National President
"If we want a country that cares for the future of women and families, we must create good jobs, fight gender discrimination, and promote pay equity. And that's just a start." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
"Oxfam's report is a timely reminder that any real effort to end poverty has to confront the public policy choices that create and sustain inequality." — Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics.