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In Canada, the super-rich are getting richer and 77% are men — global wealth inequality reaches all-time high

“These new statistics expose the grotesque and obscene failure of the global economic system. Despite all the fancy promises from our political elites, the rich are getting richer, and income inequality is growing exponentially. And what’s equally morally unconscionable is that our federal Liberal government is doing nothing to stop it.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/canada-super-rich-are-getting-richer-and-77-are-men-%E2%80%94-global-wealth-inequality-reaches-all

OPSEU to government: disband College Employer Council

Back to work legislation would have been unnecessary and students would have been back in class faster if the College Employer Council had taken negotiations seriously.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-government-disband-college-employer-council

Tentative agreement reached with New Brunswick Community Colleges

The contract will be presented to NBU/NUPGE members working as instructors in the community college sector.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/tentative-agreement-reached-new-brunswick-community-colleges

Ontario college faculty reject contract, call on employer to get back to the table

“With cooperation from Council at the bargaining table I believe we can settle this strike in short order.” — JP Hornick, OPSEU’s Chair of faculty bargaining team

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/ontario-college-faculty-reject-contract-call-employer-get-back-table

Great solidarity at George Brown College student rally

Students gathered on November 15 to show solidarity with striking OPSEU/NUPGE college academic workers.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/great-solidarity-george-brown-college-student-rally

Canada’s top 60 public companies have over 1000 tax haven subsidiaries or related companies

“Dollars parked in offshore accounts mean lower corporate tax revenues, and thus individual Canadians have to pay higher taxes.” — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/canada%E2%80%99s-top-60-public-companies-have-over-1000-tax-haven-subsidiaries-or-related-companies

Ambulance crisis leads paramedics to demand more resources: HSAA

“The number of events that led to emergency calls has increased nearly 36 per cent since 2009, while the population of Alberta has increased by more than 15 per cent. Yet, we have virtually the same number of ambulances.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/ambulance-crisis-leads-paramedics-demand-more-resources-hsaa

OPSEU applauds move to make colleges help students

“If the minister can tell the colleges how to spend the money they’ve saved, she can tell them how to bargain fairly as well. I encourage her to do so this weekend.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/opseu-applauds-move-make-colleges-help-students

BCGEU out of the gate early with public service bargaining conferences

“A year and a half may seem a long time, but there are important issues that require urgent attention. British Columbians can’t wait a year and a half for real solutions.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/bcgeu-out-gate-early-public-service-bargaining-conferences

NAPE launches second phase of We Are Community campaign

“Whether you know it or not, on any given day, a NAPE/NUPGE member can touch your life. From education and healthcare to transportation, public protection and beyond, thousands of public sector members go to work to be there for our most vulnerable, to care for our sick, to keep us safe, and to keep our economy moving.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: https://nupge.ca/content/nape-launches-second-phase-we-are-community-campaign