National Union of Public and General Employees
CPP expansion is a good start, but labour will keep fighting for retirement security of all Canadians
Jun 23 2016
From the inception of its campaign, the labour movement has been advocating a 100% increase in CPP benefits, but the new government agreement will only see benefits increase by a little more than 33%.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Reconciliation and the pillar of restoration
Jun 23 2016
Reconciliation within a workplace environment is about inclusion, belonging, dignity and respect. The UFCW has released a toolkit to educate workers about Indigenous self-determination.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
An over-the-top exemption: it's time to fairly tax and regulate the new internet media services
Jun 23 2016
Netflix and YouTube, with no physical presence in Canada, enjoy an artificial advantage over Canadian competitors because they do not collect and remit sales taxes and often do not pay income tax.
Canadian Labour Congress
Celebrating National Aboriginal Day
Jun 21 2016
Today the Canadian Labour Congress joins Indigenous communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Indigenous Peoples are #ThirstyforJustice
Jun 21 2016
PSAC launches its #ThirstyforJustice campaign today that calls on the federal government to provide safe drinking water for all Indigenous Peoples.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE welcomes CPP expansion deal
Jun 21 2016
After years of labour agitation, the federal, provincial and territorial governments have finally taken action and reached an agreeement for a modest expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.
Canadian Labour Congress
Government must stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Jun 17 2016
This flawed agreement is about protecting multinational corporation's rights. It does nothing to help workers or the environment.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
British Columbians oppose government subsidy to private schools
Jun 17 2016
In a recent poll commissioned by CUPE BC, more than three-quarters of British Columbians opposed the province subsidizing private schools.
Council of Canadians
Official review of the Energy East pipeline launched
Jun 17 2016
If the National Energy Board's revised review process, already beleaguered with problems, is credible it will show there is no social licence for Energy East and the pipeline can't and won't be built.
Unifor
Shooting in Orlando, Florida reminds us all of the danger of hate
Jun 15 2016
This horrifying act is a stark reminder of the danger of homophobia and transphobia and the violence that members of the LGBTQ community face every day.
Socialist Worker
Inquest says police murdered Jermaine Carby
Jun 15 2016
On the same day Toronto Police raided marijuana dispensaries, the jury in the coroner's inquest into the police shooting of Jermaine Carby essentially ruled his death as racism-fuelled homicide.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Posties will deliver pension and social assistance cheques, ensure no live animals are trapped in the mail system
Jun 15 2016
Canada Post won't budge on equal pay for female-dominated rural members. In the event of a strike, CUPW members will ensure delivery of all social assistance and pension cheques and any animals also.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Love must be greater than hate -- Orlando shootings
Jun 14 2016
This was a hate crime, exacerbated by a culture of intolerance and a lack of responsible gun control measures.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE 561 concerned about developments at Coquitlam Public Library
Jun 14 2016
CUPE 561 is raising a red flag about recent actions of the Coquitlam Public Library Board to run itself in to the ground and spend $600,000 to expand management positions by 150 per cent.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Deciding the future of the public private partnership schools in Nova Scotia
Jun 14 2016
A new study from the CCPA deems the P3 schools program in Nova Scotia to be a failure of cost, risk management and evidence-based decision-making.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Why does a Canadian company pay its taxes to Switzerland?
Jun 10 2016
Cameco is a multi-billion dollar Canadian company. They mine Canadian uranium. But they only pay 10% corporate taxes in Zug, Switzerland. Sign the petition and demand Cameco pay up.
United Steelworkers
Banning two-tier pensions
Jun 10 2016
Steelworkers are leading a labour movement campaign to compel Quebec's Liberal government to actually adopt its own policy on pension fairness for young workers.
Socialist Worker
Unpacking our racist baggage
Jun 10 2016
Justin Trudeau told a group of U.S. students that Canada was suited to peacekeeping roles because it lacks "some of the baggage that so many other Western countries have..." Oh, really?
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Physician-assisted dying will be guided by Court ruling for now
Jun 8 2016
Canadian doctors are now free from criminal prosecution if they assist patients in ending their lives, following the federal government's failure to pass legislation by a June 6 deadline.
Mining Watch
British Columbia ranks worst in Canada for unsecured environmental liability of mine sites
Jun 8 2016
British Columbians are disproportionally more on the hook for cleaning up the mess left behind by the mining industry.
Ontario Health Coalition
Giant rocking chair tour 2016
Jun 8 2016
Help push for improved access to Ontario long-term care homes. Join in the giant "rock-in" chair tour from June 12-21 across the province.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Activists rally to demand rights for migrant workers
Jun 7 2016
UFCW Canada activists and social justice allies recently rallied in Toronto to defend the rights of migrant workers in Canada.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Canadian organizations condemn Parliamentary coup in Brazil
Jun 7 2016
CUPE joins fifteen other Canadian organizations to condemn the recent events undertaken by Brazil's rightwing opposition parties that led to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
Unifor
TPP campaign ramps up with regional coordinators
Jun 7 2016
Unifor’s campaign on the Trans-Pacific Partnership ramped up this week with a training session for regional coordinators from across Canada who will spend the summer building the union's top campaign.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Can Canada expand oil and gas production, build pipelines and keep its climate change commitments?
Jun 3 2016
This new study shows that Canada cannot meet its global climate commitments while at the same time ramping up oil and gas extraction and building new export pipelines.
United Steelworkers
No Government or corporate accountability in U.S. Steel covert deals, say Steelworkers, NDP
Jun 3 2016
Workers want details of a 2011 deal that ended a federal government lawsuit over U.S. Steel's failure to fulfil the terms of another secret deal that allowed the takeover of the former Stelco in 2007.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC launches new video on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
Jun 3 2016
People with MCS can suffer debilitating physical symptoms when exposed to chemicals in the environment. It is an often misunderstood medical condition and workers who have it suffer tremendously.
Canadian Labour Congress
Minimum wage stats show we need $15 and fairness across Canada
Jun 2 2016
The fight for $15 is a concrete way to push back against growing inequality and precarious work -- join the fight for decent work!
Canadians for Tax Fairness
The CRA fails test on records management
Jun 2 2016
Of all Canada's government departments, the Canada Revenue Agency has been the absolute worst at deleting records -- far after the time it is is supposed to dispose of records by law.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO's professional resources bringing public elementary schools new perspectives on Aboriginal history, issues
Jun 2 2016
As Canada marks National Aboriginal History Month in June, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is forging new perspectives in Aboriginal history and issues.