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National Union of Public and General Employees
Why unions matter
April 11, 2014
Unions matter and to help celebrate and spread this idea, the National Union has started publishing a regular review of the some of the best and most beautiful expressions of why unions matter.
Canadian labour movement
attack on unions
National Union supports March 31 Day of Action for a new Health Accord
March 21, 2014
"The quality of health care that Canadians receive should not depend on where you live or your ability to pay," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
day of action
Canada Health Accord
New Elections Act finds no support
March 17, 2014
By now, it must be clear to all but the most ardent party loyalists that the current Conservative government in Canada is contemptuous of democracy, working actively to weaken our democratic systems.
Fair Elections Act
Taxing the rich to reduce income inequality helps the economy
March 5, 2014
An International Monetary Fund report released this week found that taxing the wealthy to fund programs that reduce income inequality is good for the economy.
international monetary fund
National Union raises concerns over internet surveillance
February 24, 2014
The National Union of Public and General Employees is calling on the Harper government to take immediate steps to protect Canadians' online privacy.
Harry Potter, Walking Dead celebrities team up to promote Robin Hood tax
February 19, 2014
Forget flesh-eating zombies and Lord Voldemort, celebrities from Harry Potter movies and the Walking Dead TV show are now going up against some real power.
financial transaction tax
Robin Hood Tax
NUPGE takes HSAA case to the International Labour Organization
February 14, 2014
Alberta will now lead the way in Canada as being the worst offender for violating international labour standards that it has committed to uphold and promote.
Alberta Bill 45
Alberta Bill 46
international labour standards
Federal government backing away from cleaning up Temporary Foreign Worker Program
January 31, 2014
Recent media reports suggest measures intended to reduce the abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are being undermined.
temporary foreign worker program
US Court strikes down net neutrality order threatening open Internet
January 15, 2014
Washington court strikes down Federal Communications Commission's rules on Net Neutrality on technical basis. Net Neutrality advocates calling for agency or Congress to act.
All Together Now! Town hall forum heads to Windsor, Ontario January 20
January 10, 2014
Open forum to discuss the impact of growing income inequality on communities, families and workers and what we can do about it.
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