"Clean water is fundamental to how all Manitobans live, work and play.” - Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
“This government has pledged to improve employment opportunities for young people but 278 summertime ranger jobs for 17-year olds have been cut from last year.”
“The government is putting public safety, natural resources, and emergency response crews at risk by eliminating the jobs of fire tower staff," - Bob Bymoen, President Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE).
“We also encourage all members who have not been affected by the floods to do what they can to help, by donating to the Red Cross or any charity of their choice, or by volunteering,” says HSAA President Elisabeth Ballermann
“We will be emerging from this convention with a strong action plan to counter these attacks and moving our agenda of justice, equality and fairness for all Canadians forward.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The Robin Hood Tax campaign in the UK steps up efforts by lobbying local councils to demand the government implement a financial transaction tax.
Think before you eat and help save our planet.
"Earth Day provides an opportunity for each one of us to think about what we can do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the planet," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
World Water Day is a designated United Nations day to recognize the common life sustaining resource that is our fresh water.
A new report by the Conference Board of Canada says Canada is falling short in addressing these critical issues.