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.
NUPGE does not officially endorse any organizations unless they are clearly labeled as a NUPGE affiliate.
In the News
Kennedy said he's concerned?that the government will use the legislated wage cuts as an excuse to further cut college funding.
"There are 2?important things the government must do right now to start to close the affordability gap: close the loopholes that let employers pay less than minimum wage, and continue to invest in high quality public services like transit, health re, housing, and child re to bring down the cost of living." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"There hasn't been any prosecution?against?KPMG for their role promoting this tax dodging scheme."
Right-wing governments?have repeatedly proven that they are against?workers' rights. Jason Kenney's?has?introduced legislation confirming that he is yet another anti-worker premier.?— Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Ottawa (17?May 2019) In its weekly newsletter, nadians for Tax Fairness has reported that, according to?the Auditor General of nada, nadian businesses are at an "unfair disadvantage" beuse the tax system has not kept pace with the digital economy. While nadian companies are required to?collect and remit sales tax on top of income tax, foreign e-commerce corporations such as Netflix and Facebook are not.
It is not a coincidence that supporters of ISAs include people with a history of supporting cuts to public services to pay for tax cuts for large corporations and the wealthy.?
What links tax havens to flooding and wildland fires is the response we hear all too often when money is needed to respond to climate change —?"there isn’t the money."
“There’s more to it than just providing an affordable place to live. If you take away the consistency that Manitoba Housing provides by offering these other supports, people may no longer have what they need to get by."?— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“These tax loopholes overwhelming benefit high incomes earners?and the wealthy, allowing them to pay lower rates of tax than ordinary nadians do on their employment income”?—?Toby Sanger, executive director of nadians for Tax Fairness
"The revenue from our taxes goes to paying for the quality public services and programs that, as individuals, most people could never afford on their?own. Our public services are a epitome of our commitment to re for each other." — Larry?Brown, NUPGE President