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Help stop pension cuts for current retirees

hounouryourpromise_sml_enRetired Canadians are having their pensions threatened with cutbacks by the federal government. It isn’t fair to change the rules after a senior has retired. You can help. Find out more, show your support and spread the word.

Alex's Blog by Alex Himelfarb

Mr. Himelfarb was a former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. He encourages us to challenge the paradigm of what we are being told by current politicians and business leaders, because the path we have been on over the last number of years is not working for the average person.

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Letter to CFPA from Justin Trudeau

“Respect and trust for our dedicated public servants by the federal government has never been so low, and I want to take this time to assure you and your members that I have a fundamentally different view of our public service than Stephen Harper.” – Justin Trudeau Read the Letter

Union Leaders Vote Early To Get Out the Vote and Promote Change

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          For immediate release Union Leaders Vote Early To Get Out the Vote and Promote Change OTTAWA, October 7, 2015 – Union leaders representing nearly 300,000 federal government workers are voting today in the country’s 42nd federal election campaign. In a joint statement, the leaders announced they have chosen to vote early […]

Pension Cut Bill Now Drafted

“Pension Cut Bill Now Drafted”, published in Blacklock’s reporter on September 22, 2015 By Shannon Bittman, Vice-President PIPSC, September 25, 2015 Earlier this week, Blacklock’s Reporter, an Ottawa-based online publication specializing in public service and related issues, published an article* about the federal government’s ongoing efforts to allow federal Crown corporations and other federally- regulated entities […]

Rick Mercer Getting out the Vote at St FX

IMF: Unions promote income equality

IMF economists provide new research confirming that higher union density contributes to better Gini coefficient scores. In other words: unions promote income equality. According to the report, "The decline in unionization in recent decades has fed the rise in incomes at the top." Read Report: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2015/03/pdf/jaumotte.pdf

ACFO: FUNDING DEMOCRACY: THE AUSTERITY AGENDA

Over the past six years, governments around the world have responded to the global economic downturn with a focus on balancing budgets, where “balance,” under the auspices of an austerity agenda, almost exclusively means “cuts.” In these cuts we can see the legacy of trickle-down economics. Read More… Source:  http://www.acfo-acaf.com/2015/04/01/funding-democracy-the-austerity-agenda/

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