Monthly Archives: December 2017

Poll shows Canadians want action on tax havens

“There are some simple changes that can close the door to corporations using tax havens to avoid paying their fair share.” — Dennis Howlett, Executive Director, Canadians for Tax Fairness

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Proposal to transfer Winnipeg ambulance services raises questions, concerns from paramedics

“When you look at how busy our paramedics are, I just can’t see how you could cut the service without putting lives at risk.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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OPSEU scores win for workers on health and safety changes

“I am absolutely delighted that the Liberal caucus listened to what our OPSEU/NUPGE leadership team in the ministry had to say. Any time we protect the integrity of the OHSA is a win for workers.” — Len Elliott, Regional Vice-President of OPSEU for southwestern Ontario and MOL inspector

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PEI UPSE Supports CBC Feed a Family campaign

“Our union believes in supporting communities, and we recognize that this time of year can be hard for a lot of people. If we can help in any way to make things a little bit easier, then it is a worthwhile cause.” — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President

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Canada's top 20% own over 67% of the wealth

“Each new release of statistics confirms our worst fears about the failure of the global economic system. The rich are getting richer, and income inequality is steadily growing. And what’s also morally unconscionable is that our elected representatives are doing nothing to stop it.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Canada Infrastructure Bank promoter involved in tax havens

“When companies using tax havens get government contracts or are allowed buy up privatized infrastructure, governments are effectively condoning the use tax havens” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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BCGEU welcomes wildfire review

We look forward to engaging with the independent review panel to make suggestions on how to improve the province’s response to these events going forward.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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New Alberta law will improve worker safety 

“The legislation is a significant step towards improving workplaces. Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) and the labour movement have been fighting for changes like these for many years. This is a day to celebrate.”  Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President 

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70 years of fighting for human rights

“Unions take on many fights that go beyond equality in the workplace. LGLBTQ2S rights, racialized workers’ rights, women’s rights, these are all movements we are a part of in order to eliminate discrimination and abuse.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Nova Scotia to distribute cannabis through publicly owned and regulated Liquor Corp.

“The government said public health was their number one priority, and on behalf of our 30,000 members, I applaud them for keeping that commitment.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

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