Union leaders vote early to get out the vote and promote change
October 07, 2015
Union leaders representing nearly 300,000 federal government workers cast their vote, earlier today, in the country’s 42nd federal election campaign. In a joint statement, the leaders announced they have chosen to vote early in an effort to draw attention to the importance of the upcoming election on October 19 and to encourage their members and other Canadians to vote for change.
Election of an EC Director to the NEC and vote on a resolution concerning dues
October 06, 2015
The EC members of CAPE will be asked to elect a Director to fill a vacancy on the National Executive Committee created by the departure of one of the NEC’s members. All CAPE members will be asked to vote on a resolution proposing a progressive dues increase structure. The vote to elect the EC Director and the vote on the resolution will be in the form of electronic balloting. Voting will take place from November 10 to December 1, 2015.
Fact-checking the Prime Minister
October 02, 2015
Yesterday, the Conservative Party of Canada released an open letter, from Prime Minister Stephen Harper to public servants, in which the Conservative Party Leader claims to correct some of the “misleading statements” being made by the federal public service unions. However, since this political party has a habit of putting its ideology ahead of the facts, it only makes sense to take a closer look at those facts the Conservatives claim are wrong.
Liberal Party of Canada makes commitments on several issues affecting public servants
September 28, 2015
Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau recently wrote to Canadian Association of Professional Employees President Emmanuelle Tremblay to outline his party’s commitments to the federal public service should it form the next government. Mr. Trudeau’s letter, which is available for consultation, discusses his party’s positions on sick leave, mental health, occupational health and safety, the anti-labour legislation passed by the present government, services to Canadians, and the muzzling of scientists.