Despite their diversity, these cases of civil unrest are commonly rooted in deeply structural issues.
"While there are some positive promises in this federal budget, it does not go nearly far enough to deliver on those things that Canadians most desperately need right now." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The people who provide our vital services know first-hand how budget and job cuts are threatening our services." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
In 2014, Canadian corporations sent nearly $200 billion offshore, costing us nearly $8 billion in tax revenue.
Ottawa (12 May 2015) — Figures released by Canadians for Tax Fairness (CTF) show that the amount of money Canadian corporations are keeping in tax havens has jumped to record levels.
Canadian corporations had $199 billion in tax havens in 2014 — the most recent year for which statistics are available. That’s up from $187 billion a year earlier.
NUPGE is launching a monthly contest for the best video, poem or song submission about “Why Unions Matter” – to you, your family, community and country.
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Six Ontario unions host forum on income inequality, its roots and the solutions.
Workers come together to organize against Harper's harmful EI changes.
This one small story illustrates the larger danger of greed unchecked. All of our jobs and all of our communities are vulnerable to outsourcing and its cousin, privatization. These strategies might boost profits, but at a terrible cost.