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OTTAWA – The veiled threats of a backbench Conservative MP to punish federal public servants for exercising their democratic rights as citizens has drawn the ire of the country’s largest labour organization.

The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says Pierre Poilievre owes an apology to every public servant, especially to citizens of Quebec, for suggesting that a law be passed to deny them the same democratic rights enjoyed by other Canadians.

We are all Affected: Let's stand up for public services

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Just a quick reminder that the application deadline for our young workers conference is this Saturday, September 1. We are almost full, so this may be your last chance to get your application in!
 
Please note applications are now closed.

Union jobs benefit everyone

Having a union on your side makes your job and your workplace safer and fairer.

Your employer pays you better and is more likely to provide benefits that help you balance work with life at home. Your health and ability to do your job become important, and your right to fair treatment gets enforced.  Unions make a difference both at work and in the quality of life you earn. We call that difference the union advantage.

In Canada, women have the right to control over their own bodies. Now, a Conservative MP's motion could put serious limits on women's reproductive rights.

MP Stephen Woodworth's motion M-312 calls for a special Parliamentary committee to review the definition of “human being” in the Criminal Code of Canada. If passed, the motion could undermine a woman's constitutional right to security of the person once she becomes pregnant.

BC Government workers across the province will hold a one day strike on Wednesday September 5.
 
Next week, approximately 27,000 BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Professional Employees Association (PEA) and Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 members who work for the BC government will go on strike in 153 communities and 1785 government worksites across B.C. The strike will last all day.
 

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