"The federal government has a major role to play in combating seniors' poverty in the most effective way — by increasing the benefits to the CPP." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“On December 6, as we remember the young women in Montreal and the many other women and girls that have suffered violence and have died in the decades since, we must recommit to pressing our governments to take concrete measures immediately." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
NUPGE is a participating union in Labour Gives and Giving Tuesday with contributions going to the Canadian Council for Refugees.
Crown's Toronto plant is one of its top producers but the company provoked a strike in 2013 by demanding that new hires would be paid 42 per cent less for doing the same work as current employees. When existing employees said no, Crown demanded all workers accept an across the board 33 per cent wage cut.
Even with the election just over a week away, Georgetti is still looking forward to the next task that the CLC will have on it's agenda -- working to defeat the Harper Conservative government in the 2015 federal election.
The National Union says that more needs to be done to make workplaces safer. More employers need to be held responsible for the results of their negligence.
"Ken is delivering the kind of programs the affiliates want and the membership needs. Ken is doing what we asked him to do, and he's doing it well. He will have my vote at the CLC Convention." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer
"We are supporting Ken because he sees, like we do, the importance in articulating the value and contributions of unions to the broader public," says Clancy. "Undoubtedly, we must work with our members to build a stronger labour movement but we also need to talk to Canadians who aren't unionized about the role we play in improving the lives of all."
Delegates gather in Saskatoon to elect new representatives and organize on key issues.
“Why would any employer bargain in good faith with workers if it knows it can rely on a third party to designate an unrealistic number of workers as essential? This is a one-sided process and it completely undercuts the rights of workers to free collective bargaining.” — Ken Georgetti, CLC President.