Union Bug Blog
May 12, 2008 -
Smartphones Upset Work-Life Balance
The incredible pace of technological change continues to have a profound effect on the lives of working Canadians. For some it’s hard to remember going on a business trip without a laptop computer or a cell phone. And over the last few years more and more BlackBerry’s have become essential items for many members of Canada’s workforce. While they certainly have beneficial effects with regard to increasing productivity, there is another side to the issue as well.
May 06, 2008 -
Canada's Income Stagnation
The data from the 2006 Canada census were released recently and they paint a dismal picture with regard to the stagnating incomes of Canadians over the last quarter century.
May 02, 2008 -
Read the MGEU Submission to the WCB on Extension of Coverage
The MGEU recently submitted a brief to the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) as part of consultation process concerning the extension of coverage.
Apr 24, 2008 -
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning
April 28, 2008 will mark the 24th anniversary of the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job. The National Day of Mourning is an initiative of the Canadian Labour Congress. It was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991 and has since spread to about 80 countries around the world and has been adopted by the AFL-CIO and the International Confederation of Free Trade.
Apr 18, 2008 -
Are Canadian Youth Overqualified?
A new Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) study has found that nearly a quarter of young Canadians are working at low-paying jobs that are beneath their skill level.
Apr 11, 2008 -
MGEU President Mostly Positive About Province's 2008 Budget
On Wednesday, the province of Manitoba delivered its ninth balanced budget in a row with a projected surplus of $96 million.
Apr 08, 2008 -
A Day in Your Life Would be Scary Without Government
As a result of a relentless propaganda war, many people have the opinion that government "just creates red tape" and doesn't really help ordinary people. Let's see if that is really true by examining a typical day in your life as a middle-class Canadian and how government affects you.
Apr 03, 2008 -
NUPGE Continues Campaign to Save Public Medicare System
Ottawa (3 Apr. 2008) - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has issued two new public education tools as part of its ongoing campaign to defend and expand Canada's public medicare system.
Mar 31, 2008 -
Mind The Gap
A recently released study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) questions the Canadian government’s strategy of tax cutting and provides further evidence that the income gap between wealthy and average Canadians continues to grow.
Mar 26, 2008 -
MGEU Urges Everyone to Participate in Earth Hour
This March 29, Earth Hour will be observed for the second consecutive year. This year’s event will be recognized in dozens of cities around the world.