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January 18, 2018

Despite being a profitable multinational company, Tim Hortons refuses to respect the spirit of the new labour law to improve wages and working condition of low paid workers.

June 28, 2017

“Cutting living-wage jobs isn’t good for Saskatchewan families or the economy. It does not spur growth. It is likely to result in government having to spend more to support low-wage workers through our social safety net.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

June 8, 2017

"For more than 20 years, our Regional Health Authorities have been working to standardize compensation in our labs to prevent this very problem. People should be paid the same wage for the same work. This is a big step backwards.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

October 7, 2016

"The government should be addressing the impact income inequality is having on peoples' lives," said Brown, "instead of supporting plans that will eliminate jobs, reduce our ability to regulate industries, and put the common good of our country at risk." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

February 25, 2015

"We send a message of solidarity to the workers in Wisconsin today, as they once again fight to preserve their long-standing union rights. We know all too well that these so-called right-to-work laws are more of the agenda to silence workers into accepting poor working conditions and low wages." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

May 12, 2014

“If Hudak wins a majority,” he says, “It’s your job that’s at stake. It’s your future that’s at stake. It’s your pension plan that’s at stake."

April 29, 2014

Documentary exposing the real intentions behind so-called Right-to-Work laws gains attention from New York Film Festival.

January 23, 2014

"People need a living wage, not a survival wage." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

December 5, 2013

"Without a coherent modern industrial strategy, it is easy for employers and governments to offer low wage, precarious jobs," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "And without a strong labour movement looking out for this economic inequality, and fighting against it, the bosses get away with it."