Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Minimum wage has no consistent effect on employment levels
Oct 23 2014
There is no consistent connection between higher minimum wages and employment levels in Canada, says a study by CCPA.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Parliamentary Budget Officer reports major problems with government's EI policies
Oct 23 2014
PBO analysis confirms: legislative changes to EI are hurting workers and economies in many communities in Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Media paying attention to poll showing public's distaste for privatization
Oct 23 2014
Newspaper columnists and radio talk show hosts are paying attention to fresh polling data that shows just how uneasy Canadians are about the concept of privatization.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Transgender equality rights now up to the Senate
Oct 20 2014
Bill C-279 is now before a Senate Committee which is considering amendments to the proposed legislation which would essentially undo the principles the bill aims to uphold.
Unifor
B.C. government print outsourcing means higher risk, increased costs
Oct 20 2014
The decision to hand over government printing contracts to for-profit businesses could jeopardize privacy and end up costing more.
Mining Watch
Supreme Court shouldn't impose hurdles for Indigenous people harmed by transnational corporations
Oct 20 2014
Transnational corporations should not be allowed to avoid providing remedy to those they have harmed by evading court judgments against them. Canada can show leadership by providing access to justice.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Court challenge launched against the elimination of door-to-door delivery
Oct 17 2014
A challenge will be filed in the Federal Court of Canada under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, asking the court to put a stop to Canada Post’s termination of home mail delivery.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Three basic steps to re-build Canada
Oct 17 2014
When Canada's Parliamentary Finance Committee asked for input on the next Federal Budget here is what Canadians for Tax Fairness told them.
Hospital Employees' Union
Care aides struggle to support seniors
Oct 17 2014
Nearly three-quarters (73.3 per cent) of B.C.'s care aides say they are forced to rush through basic care for the elderly and disabled.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Get behind the federal NDP plan for affordable, universal childcare in Canada
Oct 15 2014
The Official Opposition has developed a plan to tackle our country's childcare crisis. Affordable, universal childcare will offer real economic and social benefits to working families across Canada.
Food Secure Canada
Family farms need better policies in Canada and globally
Oct 15 2014
Many international studies have confirmed how critical family farming is to food security, yet small and medium sized farms in developing and industrialized countries are facing increased pressures.
Sierra Club of Canada
Bee-ware: Bayer is back with a new neonic
Oct 15 2014
Flupyradifurone is a new neonicotinoid pesticide from Bayer. That's right, another one!
Mining Watch
Copper in Quesnel Lake, concerns in aftermath of Mount Polley tailings spill
Oct 14 2014
What is known about the impacts of the Mount Polley spill? Here is an overview of the actions taken to address the spill, including company and B.C. government reactions.
United Steelworkers
Stop CETA! Secret Canadian trade deal paves way for TTIP
Oct 14 2014
What are the realities of CETA: Threats to public services like the NHS to eroded worker rights to a world in which no institution is safe from the clutches of privatization.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Provincial task force tables 22 recommendations for healthier, safer school communities
Oct 14 2014
A precedent-setting task force involving labour and school boards has tabled 22 recommendations to make Ontario public elementary school communities healthier and safer places to work and learn.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Climate damages litigation could cost Canadian oil and gas companies billions
Oct 9 2014
Canadian oil and gas companies could be liable for billions of dollars of damages for their contribution to climate change, according a study by the CCPA.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
CUPW condemns 'vultures circling' over end of home mail delivery
Oct 9 2014
"Privatization is not the solution," said Lemelin. "Mail delivery must remain a public service, not a for-profit business."
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Senators need to defeat Bill C-377
Oct 9 2014
Senators are once again debating Bill C-377 after it lay dormant in the Senate for a year. The bill would force unions to provide excessively detailed and intrusive reports to the CRA.
United Steelworkers
Stop Precarious Work!
Oct 8 2014
Fight to pass legislation that protects Canadian and American jobs, and overhauls the temporary/guestworker programs to ensure they are provided with the rights that all workers deserve.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Invest in jobs not war
Oct 8 2014
We know that public investment in infrastructure, education, health care, social services and jobs is a precondition to peace and stability everywhere in the world. We should invest in peace.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Throne speech LNG focus lacks substance
Oct 8 2014
The B.C. Liberal government's singular focus on liquid natural gas development in their speech from the throne was significant for its lack of detail on where the government is going with this file.
Unifor
The Good Jobs Summit was only the start!
Oct 6 2014
The Good Jobs Summit ended with formation of a Round Table group to include leading Canadian business people, student leaders, politicians and labour leaders that will find ways to create good jobs.
Council of Canadians
Why we need a federal ban on fracking
Oct 6 2014
Despite fracking protests, the Harper government has publicly taken a hands-off approach and continues to point to the provinces and territories as the key decision makers for fracking projects.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal services only partially protected under CETA
Oct 3 2014
The federal government has only partially protected postal services in the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Why is this significant?
Sierra Club of Canada
To conserve or not to conserve?
Oct 3 2014
The Green Energy Coalition have saved Ontario-rate payers billions on their gas and electricity bills over the years. Here's a thank you to them.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Celebrate World Teachers' Day
Oct 3 2014
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is revealing how their passion and work are helping to contribute to one of the best education systems in the world.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Solidarity with pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
Oct 1 2014
Activists in Hong Kong are condemning and opposing restrictive election processes being imposed in advance of elections in 2017.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Nova Scotia government denies workers' right to choose their union
Oct 1 2014
The legislation being rammed through the provincial legislature by the Nova Scotia Liberal government is unprecedented in the history of labour relations in the province.
Food Secure Canada
CETA delivers lucrative markets to exporters, empty promises to Canadian farmers
Oct 1 2014
The federal government is celebrating the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in spite of massive opposition from citizens, including farmers, on both sides of the Atlantic.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Clear majority of Canadians oppose privatization, poll shows
Sep 29 2014
Corporate lobbyists and conservative politicians continue to push for the privatization of public services, but a new poll shows that Canadians are deeply mistrustful of privatization schemes.