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Richard Perron

President of Quebec Union of Public Employees (SPGQ)

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Harper Shows Contempt for Workers by Passing Anti-Union

Harper Shows Contempt for Workers by Passing Anti-Union law

In its essence, the bill is an act of contempt for unions, brought in at the behest of employer associations and well-funded right-wing think tanks. Bill C-377 imposes heavy reporting obligations on unions under the pretext that workers are entitled to a tax credit for their union dues.
07/08/2015 05:37 EDT
Let's Start Using Real Numbers To Discuss Public Employee Pension

Let's Start Using Real Numbers To Discuss Public Employee Pension Plans

The order of the day was to question the very existence of defined benefit pension plans. Yet these plans not only provide much-needed income to hundreds of thousands of retirees, they also benefit society as a whole. People who have paid into these plans throughout their lives acquire a level of financial independence that makes them much less dependent on government assistance in old age.
08/27/2014 05:41 EDT
Protecting Whistleblowers Is the Key to Ending

Protecting Whistleblowers Is the Key to Ending Corruption

Passing legislation to protect whistleblowers is critical in the fight to end corruption and collusion. And that's the point I'll be making on behalf of the 25,500 members of Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ), in my talk at the Peoples' Social Forum.
08/19/2014 05:51 EDT