The NEB is encouraging all CUPE members to show their support by signing a Public Service Alliance of Canada online petition.
The petition calls on Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board, and the Harper Conservative government to reverse its planned cuts to jobs and public services, and to maintain and improve federal public services for all Canadians. It also calls for the reversal of corporate tax cuts as a cost effective way to reduce the federal deficit.
CUPE is pledging its support to brothers and sisters in the federal public service. At the National Executive Board meeting held September 21-22, the NEB passed a resolution to fight against austerity measures that cut services and reduces spending in the federal public sector.
The resolution commits CUPE to work with the Canadian labour movement and the official opposition NDP to oppose cuts and advocate for increased investments in federal public services.
We, the undersigned residents of Canada, wish to bring to your attention that we depend on federal public services.
Public services are a major contributor to the security and prosperity of our families and communities. Cuts to services undermine our safety, our health and our environment. Eliminating public service jobs reduces household income and consumer spending, hurting businesses and our economy.
We call upon you, as President of the Treasury Board, to commit your government to:
- Reverse plans to cut jobs and public services by $4-billion
- Maintain and improve federal public services to all Canadians
Reverse corporate tax cuts as a cost effective way to reduce the deficit