Despite being a profitable multinational company, Tim Hortons refuses to respect the spirit of the new labour law to improve wages and working condition of low paid workers.
As part of a labour movement that stands up for equality and fairness, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging its members to participate in the march in their community to demand gender, racial, social and economic justice.
“This is a clear sign that privatization doesn’t work. It’s ineffective. It’s overpriced. And as we’re learning today, it’s totally unreliable. This is another example of failed privatization taking more money out of the pockets of Ontarians." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Every other province understands that having some kind of public involvement in the pot business is a good thing for government revenues. This is money that can fund education and enforcement programs around cannabis use, in addition to other core public services.” — Bob Stadnichuk, Chair of SGEU’s Retail and Regulatory Bargaining Committee
The failure of Carillion is yet another example of how the myth that P3 privatization schemes save the public money by transferring risk to the private sector doesn't reflect reality.
“Our union remains committed to protecting public pensions and ensuring the government lives up to its promise to protect them as well." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“At the start of a new year, we like to count our blessings. This agency, and the caring and dedicated staff who help some very vulnerable members of our community, are a blessing to society, and I know they’re a great addition to our OPSEU/NUPGE family." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Magistrates labelled the evidence against Hassan Diab “full of contradictions and imprecision.”
Whether you’ve been working on pension issues for years or are still thinking about getting involved, the information in the webinars will be helpful.
Successive federal governments have talked tough on crime, terrorism and tax avoidance, while doing nothing to change weak rules about transparency for corporate ownership that facilitated those activities. While more is needed, it is encouraging to see governments recognizing the need to shut down the snow haven.