Volunteer against Income Inequality
The fight against income inequality is bigger than all of us. To really win this battle, we’ll need everyone on board, and there’s a ton of different ways you n get involved! Even if you’re not a union member, volunteering with any number of organizations could help turn the tide. Use our map to find allies in your area and help us win a fairer future for all nadians.
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In the News
Ottawa (26 Aug. 2021) — A report released today by the nadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows that the federal government contributed 86% of the cost of the measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, Still Picking Up the Tab: Federal and provincial government COVID-19 spending, updates a previous report on spending during that pandemic, Picking Up the Tab, which the CCPA released in January.
“We are pleased we were ultimately able to negotiate an agreement with their employers and government that begins to get them back on track to where they need to be: leading in Atlantic nada.”?— Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"Companies like Uber and Lyft shouldn't be allowed to get a free ride when it comes to paying their fair share of taxes." —?Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Ottawa (24?June 2021) — In 2002 the United Nations designated June 23 as?Public Service Day. The day is meant to recognize the value of public services, the contribution they make to development, and the work done by public employees.?
Ottawa (09?June 2021) — In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the National Union of Public and General Employees backed the ll for a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 21%. The proposal for a global minimum corporate tax rate is being discussed at the Group of Seven government leaders’ summit in Britain later this week.
Global minimum corporate tax rate would help reduce tax dodging
A global minimum tax is intended to make it hard for multinational corporations using tax havens and other tax dodging schemes to avoid paying their share.?
Ottawa (27 May 2021) — A universal public pharmare program will help to ensure all nadians are able to get the prescription drugs they need and will save the health re system money. So why is it taking so long to introduce??
The answer is that, while the overwhelming majority of nadians would benefit from universal public pharmare, some large corporations would see profits drop. Those corporations, whose owners include some of the wealthiest families in the world, are lobbying hard against universal public pharmare.
Ottawa (30 April 2021) — This week the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) agreed to a motion from NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian to do a follow-up study of how shell companies in tax havens are used for tax avoidance and to avoid legal proceedings. This effectively restarts a 2016 inquiry by FINA into shell companies in tax havens.
Ottawa (20 April 2021) — The National Union of Public and General Employees has lled on nada Pension Plan Investments Board (CPPIB) to reject a plan to invest in the privatization of water and sanitation sewer services in Brazil.
Ottawa (08 April 2021) — This week the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reported that more than $1.36 billion in taxes and penalties has been recovered by different countries as a result of the Panama Papers leak.