B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
For the record: Correcting the environment minister’s comments on staff cuts
Aug 22 2014
The BCGEU corrects the facts delivered by B.C. Environment minister Mary Polak on the Mt. Polley Tailings Pond disaster
Mining Watch
Open pit mega-mines in Quebec: Size really does matter
Aug 22 2014
A coalition of citizens, doctors, environmental groups and unions is demanding that the Quebec government establish an independent review of the laws and standards for environmental protection, safety
Socialist Worker
Solidarity with the Sikh community against racism
Aug 22 2014
In the last few months an anti-immigrant group has been distributing racist flyers scapegoating the Sikh community in Toronto.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU welcomes independent Mount Polley investigation
Aug 20 2014
The BCGEU urges the expert panel to consider the impact of staffing cuts on the ministry’s ability to provide oversight of industry.
United Steelworkers
Finally the true culprits in Lac Mégantic, Transport Canada and MMA, are identified
Aug 20 2014
The Transport Safety Board confirms what United Steelworkers has been saying all along: that the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway was taking safety risks and Transport Canada failed in its duty.
Council of Canadians
WIN! Port Hope council votes against proposed incinerator
Aug 20 2014
In a recorded vote, Port Hope council voted unanimously against rezoning and official plan amendments to allow Entech-REM to build a garbage gasification/incinerator plant in Wesleyville.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW Canada files gender discrimination complaint in B.C.
Aug 18 2014
UFCW Canada filed a human rights complaint today, denouncing B.C. employers who use discriminatory mechanisms that allow them to avoid hiring women under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Peoples' Social Forum for building a better Canada
Aug 18 2014
It is less than a week until the start of the Peoples' Social Forum -- a joyous gathering focused on building new relationships.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
View from Nova Scotia: Progressive taxes yield benefits
Aug 18 2014
Everyone has his or her own idea of how to be bold when it comes to taxes. Here’s ours: make broad, innovative changes to increase taxes and make them more progressive.
Socialist Worker
Gaza to Guatemala: Exporting Israeli repression
Aug 15 2014
As the world witnesses the latest violence in Gaza and decries the death of civilians, there is another humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Leak of CETA text shows Conservatives ignoring concerns
Aug 15 2014
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is welcoming the leak of the text of the Canada-EU trade deal CETA by the German television show Tagesschau.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
City walks away from pension talks: Refuses to Honour Our Deal
Aug 15 2014
After calling City employees back to the table for pension talks, Regina has walked away from further negotiations.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
International Youth Day: Youth and Mental Illness
Aug 13 2014
August 12 is International Youth Day, a day endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 in a resolution upon the recommendation by the World Conference of Minsters Responsible for Youth.
National Union of Public and General Employees
BCGEU's Children at Risk campaign update: The next phase
Aug 13 2014
As the BCGEU moves forward with the Children at Risk campaign, it continues to identify and address working conditions and workload issues for those working in the sector.
Sierra Club of Canada
No one will notice…‘til she blows
Aug 13 2014
On July 11 the National Energy Board said it was going consider a request from Imperial Oil and Chevron to weaken the rules for offshore drilling in the Arctic.
Mining Watch
Catastrophic tailings spill at Mount Polley Mine
Aug 11 2014
On August 5, approximately 10 billion litres of wastewater and 5 billion litres of solid tailings waste escaped the impoundment at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine in the interior of British Columbi
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Aug 8 2014
On August 9, stand in solidarity with Indigenous nations and demand that all levels of government start respecting and implementing the tenets of the UN Declaration.
Socialist Worker
Mass protests turn tide against Israeli terror
Aug 6 2014
Palestine resistance and solidarity are challenging imperialism.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
B.C. Liberals should drop political stunts, get back to the table
Aug 5 2014
Christy Clark government's latest political ploy in its dispute with the BC Teachers Federation demonstrates the BC Liberals' lack of commitment to education.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Gender-based discrimination against migrant women under SAWP
Aug 1 2014
UFCW Canada has filed a complaint with the Commission on behalf of Mexican migrant women, asking the Commission to review the recruitment and selection process of the SAWP.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
How to stop Canadian multinationals from dodging their taxes
Aug 1 2014
Tax avoidance has become an accepted part of doing business for corporations the world over. How can we stop it?
National Union of Public and General Employees
B.C. Labour Board rules IKEA commits unfair labour practices
Aug 1 2014
The British Columbia Labour Board rules IKEA commits unfair labour practices and orders damages to be paid.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Harper government trade deal unravelling
Jul 31 2014
The news that the proposed Canada-European trade deal, and its dangerous provisions that threaten vital public services, is being nixed by Germany is welcomed by a lot of people.
Food Secure Canada
'Poor people can't cook,' and other myths
Jul 31 2014
Canada does not have a food stamp program. Canada does not have a national school breakfast or lunch (or supper or brunch or snack) program. Why?
United Steelworkers
B.C. deal with China: Another Temporary Foreign Worker debacle?
Jul 31 2014
Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney should nix the B.C. Liberal government's plan to use temporary foreign workers to develop the province's liquefied natural gas industry.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post pension plan, target benefit plan consultations, what is the union doing?
Jul 28 2014
Contrary to what you might have read on social media and elsewhere, the Union is not in consultation with the Corporation to deal with problems, real or imagined, facing the CPC pension plan.
Council of Canadians
WIN! Germany set to reject CETA over investor-state provision
Jul 28 2014
Germany is to reject a multibillion-dollar free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Alberta: one of the most dangerous places in Canada to work, especially for young workers
Jul 28 2014
The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) is calling for changes to the province's labour laws following the recent death of a 15-year-old worker.
Socialist Worker
Bill C-24: Harper's latest anti-immigrant attack
Jul 25 2014
A deep look and further analysis of Bill C-24 shows that it makes it harder to acquire Canadian citizenship and easier to lose it, while increasing discrimination.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Is PEN recent target in politically motivated tax audits?
Jul 25 2014
Is the extensive audit of PEN Canada further evidence that the Harper government is using the agency to attack its critics?