It was a beautiful late-summer afternoon when a number of members from the Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) arrived at a gorgeous sea-side park just outside Charlottetown, PEI, to take part in the island’s AIDS Walk For Life on Sunday, Sept. 22.
After a great first week in Nova Scotia (including a fantastic day at the Queens County Fair), the Fairness Express roared past the windmill farm on the vast Tantramar Marshes separating Canada’s Ocean Playground from The Picture Province to spend a couple of days travelling around southern
The All Together Now! campaign's Fairness Express has hit the road. Today, the bus tour kicked off in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia greeting workers at the Holiday Inn where they were taking part of a training program for the Canadian Labour Congress' together Fairness Works project.
Over the last several, years, we've been promoting a broad narrative to help the public understand why unions matter to more than just union members. Unions promote fairness at many different levles: workplace, economic, opportunity and political.
Since the economic collapse in 2008, the issue of rising income inequality has been moving to the forefront of the minds of Canadians. Politicians across the country are taking notice and realizing the devastating effects this growing gap is having on the fabric of our communities.
I went to a recent public hearing into Bill 20, which proposes to increase the provincial sales tax a further one percentage point, and I heard some of the opposition but I also heard some support, which didn't seem to get much media coverage.
Global movement rapidly gathering strength to press shared demands for tax justice and accountability in public spending for the common good. The growing coalition released its pledge The Fair Share Commitment in connection with World Public Services Day (23 June).
Town hall participants asked what to do, and got answers
They didn’t need a crash course on income inequality because they’re living the life. They pushed for answers on what to do about it – and they heard plenty from expert panelists and from each other at the ‘Rich and the Rest of Us’ forum on jobs, inequality, and the future of Ontario.