Open forum to discuss the impact of growing income inequality on communities, families and workers and what we can do about it.
"Workers across the country are working harder and longer than ever before, only to see their wages frozen and rolled back or jobs eliminated, while CEOs enjoy the riches of our labour. This report reveals just how dramatic the wage divide really is." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
With reports that the federal government will announce a greater surplus than expected the National Union urges the development and use of a Fairness Test to ensure that future budgets reduce, not increase, income inequality.
Listen for Scott Cloney, a Corrections Officer, and Shelley Wiggins, an Employment & Income Assistance Officer, on a Manitoba radio station near you.
"Right now corporations are sitting on $500 billion in cash that they are not investing because their customers – regular Ontarians – are all broke. Shift some of that money from the top down and you’ll see a dramatic improvement in economic growth.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
NUPGE delegates overwhelmingly supported continuing the campaign on tax fairness at its 2013 Convention. Read more on the action plan.