Short-term profiteering threat to workers’ pensions

“The idea that it is in any way acceptable to scrap defined benefit pension plans so hedge fund managers and others can make a quick buck is one reason income inequality is a growing problem.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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BCGEU granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

“The essential work of our members has been recognized by the commission and they’ve asked to hear from them directly” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming: another pay equity victory for OPSEU members

“The province passed the Pay Equity Act in 1987. Thirty years later, some employers still haven’t complied with the law. And when they finally do, some victimize clients and workers” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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PEIUPSE concerned about home care privatization rumours

PEIUPSE is looking into federal funding requirements for the new health accord dollars, as well as what can be done to prevent these new initiatives from leading us down the road of privatization of our public services.

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Canadians for Tax Fairness: Time to close private corporation tax loophole

Growing concern that vested interests will scuttle this small but important step towards a fairer tax system.

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MGEU tells province that public model the safest for marijuana sales

“Why would we start from scratch like this when Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries already has the infrastructure, expertise and proven dedication to social responsibility as well as a track record of managing the sale of a controlled substance safely and responsibly?” — MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky

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PSI joins efforts to question mega trade deal the RCEP

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are driving privatisation on a global scale. They pose a very real threat to public sector services and may even prevent attempts to re-nationalise when privatisation fails.

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NSGEU Returns to Conciliation in Attempt to Reach an Agreement for Civil Service

“By agreeing to these additional conciliation dates, we are leaving no stone unturned and taking every possible step to try and reach a fair collective agreement for our members.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President.

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Social Impact Bonds: Putting Profit before People

“Treating social and public health services like they’re just another option for an investment portfolio is risky for everyone.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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PEI UPSE at Pride celebrations

PEIUPSE/NUPGE members to celebrate at 2017 Pride.

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