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Debi Daviau

Fellow members,

I would like to encourage you to take a look at these interesting articles and video clips, which have recently appeared in various media across the country.

In Solidarity,
Debi Daviau

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  • The CFIB’s shaky math on public sector wages
  • 25-MAR-2015 10:34 AM
  • On Monday, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) published a misleading report that once again inflates the gap between wages in the public sector and those of comparable positions in the private sector.
  • Worth reading: Op-Ed - "Do it right"
  • 12-AUG-2014 11:44 AM
  • Canada’s nuclear laboratories can be managed effectively and profitably under a proposed new government-owned, contractor-operated model. But only if it’s done right.
  • Worth Reading - 6 000 nouveaux membres à la FTQ (French only)
  • 12-NOV-2013 01:48 PM
  • « La FTQ est heureuse d’accueillir dans ses rangs les travailleurs et travailleuses de la région du Québec de l’Institut professionnel de la fonction publique du Canada et nous leur assurons notre soutien. — Daniel Boyer, secrétaire général, published on the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec website on November 11, 2013 (French only)
  • Worth Reading:The Public Service Muscles Up
  • 09-NOV-2011 09:59 AM
  • If you were headed for a brawl — maybe you would call it the “fight of your life” — you might want to look for a tough friend to back you up as you head for that showdown in the schoolyard.
  • Worth reading: "No Mere Budget Cut" by Bob Sandford, Water Canada
  • 21-SEP-2011 01:23 PM
  • Unless you believe that contracting a flesh-eating disease is a reasonable way to lose weight, it is difficult to interpret what is presently happening to Environment Canada as a mere budget cut. (This link will take you to an external website. Please note some employers may restrict access to external websites.)
  • Worth Reading: Hidden cost of cuts to Environment Canada
  • 26-AUG-2011 08:38 AM
  • It has been announced that 776 positions will be eliminated at Environment Canada. Senior scientists and their support staff will be reassigned to other government jobs, resulting in the outright cancellation or downsizing of programs such as ozone research, aircraft-based measurements, solar radiation monitoring, climate adaptation, air toxics research, and air quality research and monitoring.