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'We've got an extremely rare opportunity right now'

December 8, 2008
An open letter from NUPGE President James Clancy Dear Friends: Thank you! In the last week you proved that change can happen. Together, we worked hard, mobilized quickly and forced Stephen Harper to back off critical parts of his economic statement, which offered nothing to address the current economic crisis and instead attacked workers rights and the opposition parties.

Labour reacts to the shutdown of Parliament

December 4, 2008
OTTAWA ... The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has reacted to todays shutdown of Parliament by the Prime Minister, saying it will cost people their jobs and delay much-needed action to confront the economic crisis. -Our country is standing on the edge of an economic crisis. People are losing their jobs and watching their retirement savings evaporate. While governments around the world are taking action to stimulate their economies our Prime Minister has shut Parliament down. This is not what the country needs. We need Parliament to get to work," said Georgetti.

Tell Stephen Harper not to shut down Canada's Parliament

December 2, 2008
The National Union of Public and General Employees has started a petition for its members and the general public urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper not to shut down Parliament in order to avoid defeat in the Commons. You can sign the petition by clicking here.

Rally to support a coalition government

December 2, 2008
The B.C. Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) are calling on British Columbians to support the proposed coalition government in order to ensure that Canada has a government prepared to deal with the economic crisis the country is facing. Canadians are worried about their jobs, their savings, and their future. Right now we need all of our political leaders to work together for the good of the economy and the country.

NUPGE calls on members to support coalition government

December 1, 2008
Ottawa (1 Dec. 2008) ... The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is supporting a Canada-wide campaign to back a coalition that could defeat the minority Harper government. NUPGE has joined a number of groups, including the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), to rally support across the country this week for a Liberal and NDP coalition after the Harper Conservatives failed to provide the much-needed stimulus to kick-start a weakening economy.

World AIDS Day: We can make a difference

December 1, 2008
This December 1st, World AIDS Day, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) wants to remind its members and all Canadians that working together we can make a difference in the lives of people living with AIDS.

Weve talked: now lets protect public health care

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2007 / January 2008 vol.28 num.6 by REID JOHNSON

Regional seniority

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2007 / January 2008 vol.28 num.6 by MIRIAM SOBRINO his question about regional seniority arose from discussions at a regional meeting held this fall on Vancouver Island.

New activist brings energy, excitement

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2007 / January 2008 vol.28 num.6 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

ALS: when a physiotherapist is diagnosed

December 1, 2008
The Report: December 2007 / January 2008 vol.28 num.6 by YUKIE KURAHASHI