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Two Canadian billionaires have as much as the poorest 11 million Canadians

“When the combined assets of the poorest 11 million Canadians the wealth of the two richest Canadian billionaires, it’s glaringly obvious income inequality is a problem in Canada” —  Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13311/two-canadian-billionaires-have-much-poorest-11-million-canadians

BCGEU issues 72-hour strike notice at Justice Institute Store

The strike notice was issued after an impasse was reached in bargaining, and the employer chose to walk away from the bargaining table rather than engage in further negotiations.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13309/bcgeu-issues-72-hour-strike-notice-justice-institute-store

PEIUPSE members encouraged to take workplace violence survey

The survey is currently open until January 27, 2017. The survey can be found here

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13310/peiupse-members-encouraged-take-workplace-violence-survey

SGEU says firing custodial workers won't fix the economy

“And now this government wants you to believe that Saskatchewan’s financial problems are the fault of custodial workers making a living wage. It’s time for Wall to take responsibility for mismanaging the surplus and his government’s poor economic decisions.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13307/sgeu-says-firing-custodial-workers-wont-fix-economy

Contracting out process unethical and demoralizing: SGEU

“Imagine, for a moment, that your employer tells you and your co-workers it’s going to ask for proposals from contractors to do your job for less money than what it costs to pay you.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13306/contracting-out-process-unethical-and-demoralizing-sgeu

HSAA members urged to join campaign to protect pensions

“In Alberta in 2013, we proved that solidarity works. Many people from many backgrounds came together to defeat an unfair attack on workers. It’s time for us to step up to the plate and fight back this new attack,.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13308/hsaa-members-urged-join-campaign-protect-pensions

WorkSafeNB honours Moosehead Brewery for health and safety leadership

Congratulations to the NBU/NUPGE members who have contributed the work this award recognizes.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13305/worksafenb-honours-moosehead-brewery-health-and-safety-leadership

NUPGE urges Obama to grant Peltier clemency

“The litany of historical wrongs perpetrated against the Indigenous Peoples of both of our countries is long and shameful. Leonard’s case is an example of this legacy.” – Larry Brown, President NUPGE

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13304/nupge-urges-obama-grant-peltier-clemency

Canadians for Tax Fairness send message to the Prime Minister: Keep your promise on tax loopholes

“Our work has told us that income inequality is only made worse through tax loopholes like the one for stock options. Canadians are fed up with the government line of “there’s not enough money.” They know that the wealthy and corporations are still benefiting from a tax system structured to maintain their wealth.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13303/canadians-tax-fairness-send-message-prime-minister-keep-your-promise-tax-loopholes

Canadian Union of Brewery and General workers on strike

“Our members were willing to negotiate but the employer wasn’t interested. The employer wanted everything gone. The workers couldn’t do that.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/13302/canadian-union-brewery-and-general-workers-strike