"When governments don't invest in national programs that support families, children are the ones that suffer most." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
We can't tackle the problem of growing income inequality if we are systematically tieing the hands of students, forcing them into a life of debt and poverty. What kind of national strategy is that?" — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The ILO, OECD and World Bank's joint report to G20 Labour Ministers stresses that “income inequality cannot be ignored by the G20 if stronger, sustainable and balanced growth is the objective.”
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 designed the program for this year's school to give our leadership activists the skills and tools to engage Canadians in conversations about income inequality and the strong role unions play in addressing this major challenge." — NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer Larry Brown.
"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!
For every ten per cent increase in union membership, there would be a projected decline in income inequality between 2.5 and 3 percent.