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Inequality is not inevitable, says International Labour Organization

When more than 2,500 of the world’s business and political leaders met in Davos in January, many saw the growing gap between rich and poor as the biggest threat to the global economy.

Fairness Express video captures the conversations from the road, listen in

In a little under six weeks, the Fairness Express took the message of income inequality to the Atlantic provinces. There were long days and nights on the road but what kept the crew going were the amazing conversations that happened every day.

Doctor sees first-hand how income inequality is hurting his patients

This is an exceptional piece from a front-line doctor who sees the impact of the low-wage job strategy implemented by federal and provincial governments every day on the faces of his patients. He sets out the prescription that governments need to fill.

As a doctor, I know too well why the minimum wage needs to rise

100 conversations in 100 days: New Saskatchewan Champions 4 Change set goal

The ranks for the All Together Now! campaign's Champions 4 Change keeps growing. 

On January 21 in Regina, 30 members and staff of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE) took part in a day-long training session to learn and develop skills to reach out to their co-workers, friends and family about the issue of income inequality.

Windsor town hall brings community and labour together

Almost 200 people fought the bitter cold on January 20 to attend the All Together Now! campaign's town hall forum, The Rich and the Rest of Us at the Caboto Club in Windsor. They came to hear more about the issue of income inequality and what is happening to their community as a result.

Why Unions Matter contest keeps bringing in winners: PEI's Cathy MacKinnon

When Cathy MacKinnon got a job at one of the golf courses run by the PEI government in the early 80s, she knew that she’d become a member of the government employees’ union - the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) - but she didn’t know much more about the union than that. But then, she had one of the worst days of her life: she had a miscarriage at work.

All Together Now! town hall forum heads to Windsor, January 20

Over the last year, the spotlight has been the issue of growing income inequality across the country and around the world. An issue once ignored by mainstream media and politicians, 2013 saw it occupy considerable air time.

Second winner in the Why Unions Matter contest! Frank O'Neill

And the winner is..... The second winning entry in the Why Unions Matter contest has been chosen. Frank O'Neill, a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) has won the $1000 contest prize for his entry about the Labatt strike in St. John's.

 

New video tells the story about why the rich are getting a free ride

Why are the rich getting a free ride? is the question being asked in a new video highlighting the problem of growing income inequality in Canada. The short video asks some very important questions about why many people - even those who are making a decent wage - are still struggling to get by and create a decent life while others are profiting like never before.

Canada in top 20 nations on Financial Secrecy Index

On the Financial Secrecy Index, Canada is the 17th most secretive country in the world according to the London-based coalition of researchers and activists the Tax Justice Network.

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