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Did you know that wages haven’t increased beyond inflation since 1970, even though productivity has risen significantly? There have been wage increases, of course, but they are merely linked to price increases, making for an illusory increase in purchasing power.

Some of the reasons for this economic situation are global competition, the weakened state of labour unions and neoliberal discourse. The inevitable consequences of this new economic model for workers are a rise in the income gap and dwindling domestic demand for goods and services.

Montreal, August 8, 2018 – The Quebec Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC-Quebec) is currently hosting a welcoming committee for the federal Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, in front of the Rialto Theatre in Montreal.

By Geneviève Malouin-Rivard

Quebec’s centres de la petite enfance (CPE), the subsidized day care centres we are familiar with today, were established in 1997 under an initiative of the Parti Québécois government. The aim was to invest in an environment that would foster children’s education and socialization.

By Julien Thibault

July 2018
Hon. Pablo Rodriguez
Minister of Canadian Heritage
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6

 

 

Dear Minister:

We, the employees of the National Battlefields Commission, wish to make you aware that we are currently in negotiations for the renewal of our collective agreement. We have not had a collective agreement since November 1, 2017. We are seeking to have the following issues resolved.

Montréal, July 16, 2018 – The firefighters of Aéroports de Montréal, members of a local of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, ratified the tentative agreement reached with Aéroports de Montréal at the end of June.

“The employer finally stopped its nonsense after a long standstill at the bargaining table”, explained Réal Brien, President of the local. “Indeed, it took a conciliation hearing – and two extensions – before the parties finally reached an agreement.”

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