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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty a time to think about what Canada must do

“When it is acceptable for 2 families to have as much wealth as the poorest 11 million Canadians, poverty will be at an unacceptable level.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Tweaks are fine but small business tax rate cut could leave government no further ahead

“The large gap between the business tax rates and those for individuals is already the main driver of the tax avoidance the government is trying to address.” —  Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness

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Ontario college faculty strike began today, after employer rejected faculty offer

 “Unfortunately, Council refused to agree on even the no-cost items, such as longer contracts for contract faculty and academic freedom” —  JP Hornick, Chair, union bargaining team

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IMF debunks myths about wealthy and taxes

“When an organization with the IMF’s track record is calling for measures to reduce income inequality, you know income inequality has reached a level where it is harming the economy” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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Sears collapse another reminder income inequality also a Canadian problem

“When stores catering to middle class Canadians are disappearing rapidly, it’s a sign the middle class is being squeezed” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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NUPGE rejects paid plasma

Ottawa (12 Oct. 2017) — In a submission to the federal government’s Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply and Related Impacts in Canada, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) rejected the practise of paying for blood donations.

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College faculty set October 16 strike deadline

 “Tuesday was another frustrating day of bargaining, during which our employer once again refused to consider key faculty issues. They have walked away from the table” —  JP Hornick, union bargaining team chair

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Child Protection Social Workers burning out on McNeil’s watch

“The government needs to move quickly to support Child Protection workers. We have a good response on paper, but vulnerable kids need to see immediate action. Those on the front lines are doing incredible work, but they are telling us that they need help and change is not happening fast enough.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

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CMHA workers in Ontario demand external investigation to address toxic workplace

“These staff, who provide care to our community’s most vulnerable individuals — some of whom are in mental health crises — are now facing their own mental health crises, and they’ve chosen to break the silence.” — Carol Warner, OPSEU staff representative

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Workplace Mental Health highlighted this World Mental Health Day

“We must all work together to create healthier workplaces and ensuring mental health issues are part of our focus is critical. We are pleased that today’s World Mental Health Day is shining a light on workplace mental health. ” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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