Union Bug Blog
Aug 30, 2013 -
Labour Day 2013 - Unions Matter More Than Ever Before
As we enter the Labour Day weekend, we are likely to hear from several media pundits about the relevance and value of unions in society today. This isn't a surprise, such statements have been around for well over a century. Back in 1886, the predecessor to the Globe and Mail, The Daily Globe, published an editorial with a headline that read “Unions were good at one time, but haven't they outlived their usefulness?”
Jul 31, 2013 -
CMA Calls for the Eradication of Poverty
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) undertook a series of consultations aimed at gathering input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. The findings of those consultations have just been released in a report entitled Health Care in Canada: What Makes Us Sick?
Jul 03, 2013 -
A Global Tax Justice Movement Rises: The New Fight to End Inequality
The world’s largest non-governmental organizations, labour and faith groups are “putting world leaders on notice – members of civil society are uniting for tax justice everywhere.”
Jun 14, 2013 -
The Elephant in the Room
In mid-May, the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union launched a campaign to get Manitobans talking about a simple, stark reality: those who provide public services to Manitobans have been working hard to deliver more with less, but the system is starting to give.
May 28, 2013 -
Study Shows Canadians Have Better Life Than Most
A new study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has found that Canada is amongst the best places in the world to live.
May 13, 2013 -
MGEU Launches Elephant Talk Campaign
Today, the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union launched a wide-spread campaign to get Manitobans talking about both the value, and values, of the province’s public services.
Apr 29, 2013 -
Union Communities, Healthy Communities
A new study by the Broadbent Institute finds that the labour movement in Canada is not only an important force for human rights, but a major reason why income inequality is less pronounced in Canada than in the United States.
Apr 16, 2013 -
A New and Improved MGEU.ca
You might have noticed that www.mgeu.ca looks a bit different today. We’ve spent the last several months making changes in both the function and design of the website in order to make it a more enjoyable and useful experience for the visitor.
Apr 02, 2013 -
The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights has just released a paper entitled Unions Matter: How the Ability of Labour Unions to Reduce Income Inequality and Influence Public Policy Has Been Affected by Regressive Labour Laws.
Mar 20, 2013 -
Racism Divides Us
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, celebrated every year on March 21, was established to commemorate the day in 1960 when police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid "pass laws" in Sharpeville, South Africa. Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. (Resolution 2142 (XXI))