CALM Editor Nora Loreto searched for media releases from all CALM members who are national unions, and whose media releases were available. She pulled the most prominent or substantive comment from each release, and tried to capture the most important argument the union published....
CALM Editor Nora Loreto searched for media releases from all CALM members who are national unions, and whose media releases were available. She pulled the most prominent or substantive comment from each release, and tried to capture the most important argument the union published.
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Headline: Budget 2017 offers mixed bag for post-secondary education and research
“CAUT welcomed the new investments in support for Indigenous students and scholarship, and initiatives to help women to succeed in post-secondary education, including child care. Budget 2017 commits $90 million over two years to the Post-Secondary Support Program and $7 billion over 10 years to support and create more high-quality, affordable child care spaces across the country. “
Headline: CLC sees skills training, infrastructure and child care as budget highlights
“‘By investing in skills training and infrastructure, including $11 billion in support of a National Housing Strategy, this budget lays the foundation for the creation of good jobs with a social benefit. It also sets the stage for an ongoing, constructive dialogue between government, unions and employer groups to advance skills training in this country,’ [Hassan] Yussuff said.”
‘Government must ensure public infrastructure is publicly financed and operated. We do not need more of the same private-public partnerships that short-change workers and communities,’ Yussuff said.”
Headline: Long on talk, and short on action, Budget 2017 doesn’t deliver for working Canadians
“‘If you’re an infrastructure bankroller or a billionaire tax dodger, today is a good day. For working Canadians, not so much,’ said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. ‘Mr. Trudeau has talked a good game lately about things like inclusive growth, pay equity, a living wage, and addressing inequality. But unfortunately, for Canadians, Budget 2017 proves it’s just more talk. That’s not how you create jobs and solve rising inequality in a precarious economy.’
Canadian Association of Professional Employees
Headline: Government unveils budget, stays mum on Phoenix
“‘We’re encouraged that the government is looking at investing in key areas of the public service to strengthen linguistic duality in the public service, to gather data that will enhance evidence-based decision-making and develop policies and programs that will improve the everyday lives of Canadians,” said CAPE President Emmanuelle Tremblay. ‘We are disappointed, however, that the government didn’t take advantage of the 2017 budget to propose aggressive action on the Phoenix pay problems that have been wreaking havoc on the lives of our members.’
Headline: Federal budget falls short on reinvestments in public services
“‘This budget was an opportunity to improve front-line public service delivery. While it is encouraging to see investments in food safety and transportation infrastructure, the Liberals missed the opportunity to substantially restore and improve public services,’ said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. ‘PSAC is disappointed that the government ignored our demand to include a contingency fund to address problems with the Phoenix pay system.’
Headline: Teamsters Canada Statement on Trudeau Budget
“Teamsters applaud the federal government for investing $5 billion over 10 years on mental health. The union views mental health in the workplace as a pressing issue; according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, mental illness costs the economy over $51 billion each year.”
Headline: Budget makes positive moves, but still too slowly
“While the announcement of a $1.26 billion Strategic Innovations Fund is encouraging, Dias said the budget contained too few details on how it would operate. Unifor has called for the Automotive Innovation Fund which is rolled into the new fund, to be grants based, not loans.
Dias applauded the introduction of a gender-based analysis in the budget, saying the measure is long overdue and will help the federal government develop programs to address gender inequity, though was often short on details to address the issues it raised.”