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?
Council of Canadians
Canadians to bring water to Detroit, demand Obama declare state of emergency
Jul 23 2014
As shut-offs enter their third month, the Windsor chapter of the Council of Canadians will send a convoy of 1,000 litres of water to Detroit with a message for President Obama.
United Steelworkers
Precedent-setting international Standard for Responsible Mining released
Jul 23 2014
The proposed Standard for Responsible Mining is a set of principles to improve social and environmental performance.
National Union of Public and General Employees
SCC rules that case on EI contributions 'bound to fail'
Jul 21 2014
Arguments fail to convince the Supreme Court of Canada to rule in favour of contributors to employment insurance.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Israel/Palestine: An immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations
Jul 21 2014
Public Services International is calling for an immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations in the Israel and Palestine conflict.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Sick, stressed and burned out
Jul 21 2014
Canadians are increasingly forced to work multiple jobs to make ends meet, care for elderly parents, and balance competing responsibilities, many workers are grappling with mental health issues.
Unifor
Pipeline exporting crude isn't good for Canada, job creation
Jul 18 2014
According to the Alberta Federation of Labour, only 228 permanent jobs will be created from a pipeline opposed by 130 First Nations, most B.C. municipalities, and half of British Columbians.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
2014: The year B.C. Parks changed forever
Jul 18 2014
The B.C. Liberal government pushed through legislation, without consultation, that will make it easier to take land out of provincial parks for industrial uses.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Harper's big chill on charitable groups
Jul 18 2014
Churches, human rights organizations, animal welfare groups and anti-poverty coalitions are now in Harper's audit crosshairs.
National Union of Public and General Employees
New studies show strong correlation between declining union density and rising income inequality
Jul 16 2014
Two recent studies have added to the growing body of empirical evidence that shows a strong correlation between declining union density and rising income inequality.
Council of Canadians
After paying for town's silence on Energy East pipeline, TransCanada lawyers told to 'cease and desist'
Jul 16 2014
Reacting to revelations that TransCanada Corp. paid for the Town of Mattawa’s silence, the Council of Canadians delivered a “cease and desist” letter to TransCanada’s lawyers.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Sick leave in the public sector: a reality check
Jul 16 2014
The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. No way!
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers speak out against Harper's privatization plan
Jul 14 2014
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is reacting angrily to news that the Prime Minister's office recently researched the privatization of public postal services.
Sierra Club of Canada
Psst... government secrets can hurt you
Jul 14 2014
Governments feed us a lot of malarkey about why secrecy is essential, but 9 times out of 10 there’s no justifiable reason.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Flash mob held to protect air passenger safety
Jul 11 2014
After Transport Canada granted an exemption to Air Canada to operate with fewer flight attendants, people took a stand against federal government and airline industry plans to weaken passenger safety.
Council of Canadians
FAQs: The fight to protect the human right to water in Detroit
Jul 11 2014
What is happening in Detroit? Here is a breakdown of the situation and the most frequently asked questions.
Food Secure Canada
Food and children: A national issue?
Jul 11 2014
How can we massage the food/child issue to see it as a national issue? - See more at: http://foodsecurecanada.org/resources-news/blogs-discussions/food-and-children-national-issue#sthash.zpqY6twp.dpuf
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Defend workers' rights
Jul 9 2014
The Conservative government is attacking our right to collective bargaining and our right to defend ourselves in the workplace. We need to take action!
Socialist Worker
The FIFA World Cup is killing the beautiful game
Jul 9 2014
Football is the world's game. But capitalism is undermining sports with repressive regimes, corporate profits and racism.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Negative perceptions of Wal Mart hurting retailer's business in U.S.
Jul 9 2014
A new survey shows that Wal Mart's mistreatment of its employees is harming the company's reputation among consumers and causing some loyal customers to shop elsewhere.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Fact sheet: Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Jul 7 2014
Confused about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program? Here is a break down of the changes and what they mean.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Supreme Court makes landmark ruling on land title rights
Jul 7 2014
A major ruling by the Superme Court of Canada will have serious implications for the Conservative government's plans to proceed with the Northern Gateway Pipeline, among other projects.
United Steelworkers
Workers' rights weakened in Newfoundland and Labrador
Jul 7 2014
The provincial Conservatives and Liberals have taken a page out of Stephen Harper's ideological playbook to weaken workers' rights and increase inequality in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Council of Canadians
Witnessing a war on the earth, and being part of a growing movement to stop it
Jul 2 2014
The final Healing Walk in Fort McMurray Alberta took place last weekend. The walk calls fourth to end the destruction of the land from Tar Sands expansion and to begin the healing.
Mining Watch
Human rights organizations urge Canada to take action against corporate abuses in Ecuador
Jun 30 2014
A group of peasant farmers and Indigenous people affected by the first large-scale mining contract in Ecuador, urge the Canadian National Contact Point to immediately proceed with the case.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Historic victory for former Wal Mart associates in Jonquière, Que.
Jun 30 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that Wal Mart acted illegally when it laid off all 190 employees at its Jonquière store in February 2005.
United Steelworkers
Crown Holdings workers act globally to confront anti-union practices
Jun 30 2014
European unions and European Works Council members are denouncing anti-union actions in Turkey and Canada by Crown Holdings, one of the largest metal packaging companies in the world.