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Unifor
Unifor calls on CRTC to boost local news
Aug 22 2016
Unifor is calling upon Canada's federal TV regulator to put teeth into broadcasters' licence conditions for daily local news, including programming targeted to Canada's ethnically diverse populations.
Council of Canadians
The politically hip Gord Downie
Aug 22 2016
Water protection, health care, pipeline opposition, Indigenous solidarity, prisoner rights, and more. Gord Downie is far more than a musician.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers plan for Canada Post's 2016 annual public meeting
Aug 19 2016
Chopra's got some explaining to do. CUPW will confront Harper's man in the post office today at Canada Post's annual public meeting.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Labour Day celebrations -- September 5
Aug 19 2016
On September 5, share the celebration and the solidarity with UFCW Canada members, activists, family members, and labour allies at Labour Day marches, rallies, picnics and gatherings across the land.
National Union of Public and General Employees
U.S. Justice Department ending use of private prisons for federal inmates
Aug 19 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is phasing out the use of privately owned prisons for federal prisoners. Over the next 5 years 13 private prison contracts will be reviewed and allowed to expire.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Appeal court upholds lower court ruling on Bill C-10
Aug 18 2016
An appeal court ruled against federal public service workers who assert that Bill C-10 violates federal public service workers' right to freedom of association and to collectively bargain.
Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Statement on the police killing of Abdirahman Abdi
Aug 18 2016
We write statements, call for reform, yet police violence against unarmed Black men and women continues. We need action and we need it now.
Mining Watch
Ecuadorians urge authorities to declare fragile wetlands free of mining
Aug 18 2016
Organizations in the south-central highlands of Ecuador are calling on authorities to declare high-altitude wetlands surrounding the country's third-largest city free of mining.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Labour code and strikes
Aug 15 2016
CUPW workers' strike vote is valid up to August 25. Will Canada Post lock workers out, extend negotiations and therefore the strike vote's validity, or will the union serve a 72-hour strike notice?
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Nursing home staff lose jobs as provincial government cuts begin to roll out
Aug 15 2016
Workers received notice of layoffs, or reduced hours of work, this week at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home in Nova Scotia. The layoffs are the result of $6.7 million in budget cuts to long-term care.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Manitoba Youth Services financial documents raise serious questions
Aug 15 2016
In Manitoba, where crisis stabilization workers are on strike, new documents show that there seems to be money for everyone but the front-line staff.
Canadian Labour Congress
Young Canadians need more opportunities
Aug 12 2016
As the world celebrates International Youth Day on August 12, the Canadian Labour Congress is asking the federal government and employers to invest in greater opportunities for youth.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
What's happened with the panama papers?
Aug 12 2016
Canada's Revenue Minister promised to use the leaked documents to launch audits and go after possible tax cheats. So, has anything changed?
Harrowsmith Now
The lure of lavender
Aug 12 2016
Ian Baird has no reason to be blue. The hot, dry summer which has plagued home gardeners and farmers across Ontario has been a welcome zephyr to the owner of the Terre Bleu Lavender Farm near Milton.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Message delivered
Aug 11 2016
On Saturday, over 1,000 postal workers and allies gathered in Montreal and marched to Prime Minister Trudeau's constituency office to deliver our message to the government.
Unifor
Unifor opens bargaining with General Motors Canada
Aug 11 2016
Unifor opened formal contract talks with General Motors this afternoon, in what could be the most important round of auto talks in a generation. Stay informed, take action, and support #autotalks16.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The TPP and Canada's public postal service
Aug 11 2016
A new study from the CCPA shows that the TPP puts Canada Post at risk of trade litigation regarding courier services and future reforms or service expansion of the Crown corporation.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC supports calls to strengthen MMIW inquiry
Aug 8 2016
The Public Service Alliance of Canada joins Indigenous Peoples in recognizing the importance of the newly-launched National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Mining Watch
Join MiningWatch at the World Social Forum
Aug 8 2016
The World Social Forum is coming to Montreal August 9-12 and MiningWatch will be there to focus on predatory extractivism work together for a fair and just world.
Socialist Worker
Condo development on sacred Algonquin land
Aug 8 2016
A real estate development on islands in the Ottawa River -- in the heart of the national capital -- will test the federal government's commitment to operate in good faith with Indigenous peoples.
Canadian Labour Congress
Government launches inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Aug 5 2016
The federal government has finally announced an inquiry but NWAC, victims' families, and leaders from Indigenous groups have raised several concerns with the government's plans. Will Trudeau listen?
National Union of Public and General Employees
Trans-Pacific Partnership study shows deak undermines Canada's copyright balance, Internet users
Aug 5 2016
A new study shows that the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s proposed intellectual property provisions would dramatically alter the balance between copyright owners and users.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples -- August 9
Aug 5 2016
Each year, on August 9, the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed to promote and acknowledge the rights of the world's indigenous communities.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Rally to support postal workers August 6
Aug 2 2016
Canada Post isn't budging on key issues. Postal workers will rally on August 6 at Justin Trudeau's constituency office in Montreal to demand fair pensions, pay equity, and sustainable public services.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Ontario's $4.8 billion hospital underfunding
Aug 2 2016
A new report will be released today in Kingston that shows the extent of the Ontario Liberal government's underfunding of hospitals by $4.8 billion.
Council of Canadians
Trudeau grants permits to block Peace River for Site C dam
Aug 2 2016
First Nations and civil society groups oppose it but Trudeau approved it -- a permit for the Site C dam -- a 60-metre high, 1,050-metre-long earth-filled dam and hydroelectric generation station.
Canadian Labour Congress
CLC wants Canadian mayors to address use of lethal force and systemic racism in policing
Jul 29 2016
Abdirahman Abdi died after witnesses say Ottawa police violently beat him on July 24. Now, the Canadian Labour Congress is backing community calls for a transparent investigation.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The trouble with the TPP's copyright rules
Jul 29 2016
A new CCPA study shows howTrans-Pacific Partnership's intellectual property provisions would dramatically alter the balance between the interests of copyright owners and users.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
How to become a billionaire and avoid paying taxes
Jul 29 2016
Jeff Bezos isn't just the owner of Amazon. He also owns the Washington Post, he's worth $50 billion, he even advises the Pentagon. But according to the IRS he owes $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes.
United Steelworkers
Colombia human rights assessment sneaks past parliamentary scrutiny
Jul 27 2016
The Liberals’ first Human Rights Impact Assessment Report on Colombia, tabled Wednesday to an empty House of Commons, remains as meaningless as those tabled by the previous government.