Public Service Alliance of Canada
Unfair elections act is an affront to democracy
Mar 21 2014
If implemented, the bill would severely weaken our democracy. It would prevent Elections Canada from encouraging people to vote and would make it harder for some people to cast their ballots.
National Union of Public and General Employees
National Union supports March 31 Day of Action for a new Health Accord
Mar 21 2014
"The quality of health care that Canadians receive should not depend on where you live or your ability to pay," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
CUPW's plan for a better public postal service for everyone
Mar 19 2014
Canada Post belongs to all of us, not just the federal politicians and the large corporate mailers, and certainly not just post office management.
Canadian Health Coalition
Canada needs a new health accord, take action with these tools
Mar 19 2014
We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians that the expiry of the Health Accord means the end of federal leadership in health care and cuts of $36 billion to health transfers over 10 years.
United Steelworkers
Be wary of quality, supply problems with cans manufactured by Crown Holdings
Mar 19 2014
Beverage and food producers receiving cans from Crown Holdings' Toronto factory should be wary of potential supply and quality problems, the United Steelworkers warns.
Mining Watch
Four years after submitting evidence, organizations challenge anti-corruption law as ineffective
Mar 17 2014
Four years ago, nine Canadian organizations filed a complaint requesting that the RCMP investigate Blackfire Exploration and its Mexican subsidiary for bribery of a foreign public official.
National Union of Public and General Employees
New Elections Act finds no support
Mar 17 2014
By now, it must be clear to all but the most ardent party loyalists that the current Conservative government in Canada is contemptuous of democracy, working actively to weaken our democratic systems.
United Steelworkers
Sign the petition to stop the killing and enforce the law
Mar 14 2014
More than 1,000 workers each year are killed at work, but police and prosecutors are not utilizing the Westray amendments that hold corporations, their directors and executives criminally accountable.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Guess who gets special tax treatment?
Mar 14 2014
The tax system has morphed into an unwieldy mess of loopholes that are ineffective except for helping very wealthy people avoid paying taxes.
Council of Canadians
New poll shows majority oppose key sections of the 'Unfair' Elections Act
Mar 14 2014
The provisions in the 'Unfair' Elections Act that would eliminate the voucher system, prevent Elections Canada from publicly reporting on election fraud, and cancel research and public education.
Upstream
No room for shaming in public health system
Mar 12 2014
Nova Scotia's Health Minister Leo Glavine floated the idea that people should have to demonstrate healthy lifestyles before accessing our health-care system. Here's why such an idea will fail.
Unifor
Canadian auto industry threatened by free trade deal with Korea
Mar 12 2014
We cannot stand by a deal that secures a one-way flow of Korean auto imports into the Canadian market, undermining the jobs and industry on which so many Canadians depend.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Talk must lead to action on farm safety
Mar 12 2014
A legitimate agenda for addressing farm safety must include addressing the gaping legislative holes in the safety net for agriculture workers.
Ontario Health Coalition
Ontario Health Coalition conducting vote April 5 on cutting services from hospitals
Mar 10 2014
Volunteers across Ontario will hold a referendum to ask residents to vote to stop the Ontario government's plan to cut local public hospitals and contract clinical services out to private clinics.
Hospital Employees' Union
Strong women, strong world, strong union
Mar 7 2014
On March 8, 1857, female garment workers in New York City took to the streets to demand better working conditions, a ten-hour day, and equal rights for women.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Another victory for agriculture workers
Mar 7 2014
The Quebec government will grant seasonal agriculture workers the same rights as all workers in Quebec, including, in particular, the right to join a union.
United Steelworkers
500,000 member retirees’ group joins Carnival Cruise boycott
Mar 7 2014
The 500,000-member Congress of Union Retirees of Canada is endorsing a boycott of Carnival Cruises to protest the role of Carnival's chief executive in a six-month labour dispute in Toronto.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
CUPW to Raitt: Why allow Canada Post to proceed with cuts, rate hikes prior to 2014 Charter review?
Mar 5 2014
When will the government conduct its review, what issues will be examined, and will the review be open to the public?
United Steelworkers
International Women's Day 2014
Mar 5 2014
Human rights are hard-won things. And once we gain them, we have to work to keep them.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Taxing the rich to reduce income inequality helps the economy
Mar 5 2014
An International Monetary Fund report released this week found that taxing the wealthy to fund programs that reduce income inequality is good for the economy.
Council of Canadians
European regulations could be badly affected by transatlantic free trade
Mar 3 2014
We are calling on MEPs and Members of Parliament in Canada to refuse to endorse CETA until the extreme investor-state dispute settlement provision has been taken out.
Inter Pares
The option of justice for Sefwi farmers
Mar 3 2014
For nine years now, Ghanaian farmers have been fighting to obtain full compensation for the loss of their land and livelihoods.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Heinz Leamington plant investors welcomed by Union
Feb 28 2014
We welcome the prospect of good jobs being maintained at the plant, which has served as the keystone of Leamington's economy for generations.
Mining Watch
Rejection of New Prosperity project provides clarity to industry: Lake destroying projects and projects without indigenous consent need not apply
Feb 28 2014
The project, located in south-central British Columbia, was a modification of a previously rejected application.
Unifor
Unifor calls for answers now, not just for Saunders, but for all missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls
Feb 28 2014
Unifor demands that the government take immediate action to begin a national inquiry.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Signing big in your community
Feb 26 2014
When a group of Saskatchewan people who follow us on Facebook and our webpage erected a huge billboard to support our work, we were thrilled. It was simple. effective and inspiring.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Bill C-21, the Red Tape Reduction Act: Fewer regulations, fewer inspections
Feb 26 2014
It’s time for the government to start listening to Canadians who are clearly asking for more oversight, not less.
Unifor
Ontario's Hudak still has plenty of bad ideas
Feb 24 2014
Hudak’s promise in the address to eliminate assistance for solar and wind power, and to end the College of Trades, would be job killers in the province.
National Union of Public and General Employees
National Union raises concerns over internet surveillance
Feb 24 2014
The National Union of Public and General Employees is calling on the Harper government to take immediate steps to protect Canadians' online privacy.
Ontario Health Coalition
Proposed Scarborough-West Durham Hospital Merger: New report highlights $30 million cost and exposes plans to close hospital sites.
Feb 24 2014
Not only does this merger not save any money but it sets up the three hospital sites in Scarborough in particular for very significant service cuts and even total closures.