Inter Pares
Happy International Women's Day
Mar 6 2015
View these photos and videos of these women and their remarkable work to promote women's rights, and what motivates them to keep up their struggles.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Support growing for striking university education workers
Mar 6 2015
Support is growing for striking education workers at University of Toronto and York University.
Sierra Club of Canada
Join the Protect the Pollinators tour
Mar 6 2015
Join author Paul McKay on Sierra Club Canada's Protect the Pollinators Tour that kicks off March 17.
Hospital Employees' Union
Layoff notices issued to nearly 1,200 Lower Mainland health-care workers
Mar 4 2015
Staff at a Surrey long-term care facility, and cleaners in Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, have been given layoff notices by their corporate employers.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Inequality is undermining fairness
Mar 4 2015
From 1980–2005, average household income in the poorest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods increased by only two per cent compared to incomes in the richest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods that rose by 80.
Socialist Worker
Capitalism and the family
Mar 4 2015
Capitalism uses the nuclear family to justify paying women lower wages and nothing for domestic work.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Right to Strike campaign gains global victory
Mar 2 2015
A breakthrough agreement between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and government and employer members of the ILO acknowledges the Right to Strike is protected under ILO Convention 87.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Change tax law, change lives
Mar 2 2015
Women the world over pay the price for bad tax systems. How to change that is the theme of an upcoming Queen's University Women's Day Conference.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Senate transphobia inexcusable -- past time for transgender rights bill
Mar 2 2015
y sending Bill C-279 back to the House of Commons instead of passing it, Conservative senators have taken an inexcusable stand against equality and human rights.
Council of Canadians
Conservatives orchestrate robocall electoral fraud, then send taxpayers the bill
Feb 27 2015
After the Conservatives orchestrated widespread electoral fraud against voters in the 2011 election their legal bills from the court challenge are being paid by taxpayers.
Mining Watch
Government documents reveal Canadian embassy backed mining abuses in Mexico
Feb 27 2015
Canadian diplomats in Mexico were complicit in Toronto-based Excellon Resources Inc.’s efforts to avoid redressing a violated land use contract and poor working conditions.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Helping the wealthy at your expense
Feb 27 2015
A recent study shows doubling the amount people can contribute to a tax free savings account is Robin Hood in reverse.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Updated health and phys-ed curriculum necessary and long-overdue
Feb 25 2015
Ontario's updated curriculum will lay strong foundations to help students understand and navigate the challenges and issues of the 21st century.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Pass trans rights bill now!
Feb 25 2015
Bill C-279 is the latest in a series of proposed laws that would extend long-overdue human rights protection to transgender people.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
New health and phys-ed curriculum welcomed by elementary teachers
Feb 25 2015
Ontario's revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum a welcomed change to the 1998 curriculum that has not kept pace with the issues that students face today.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Wal Mart's expansion is about profit, not people
Feb 23 2015
By next January, Wal Mart will have 396 locations in Canada in a move that is more about corporate greed and capitalizing on Target's departure.
Sierra Club of Canada
Sad (police) state of affairs...
Feb 23 2015
RCMP intelligence reports are suggesting Sierra (along with Greenpeace and Tides Canada) are contemplating unlawful activity around petroleum infrastructure.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
B.C. Budget 2015 fails to make real investments in British Columbians
Feb 23 2015
Budget 2015 demonstrates a short-sighted focus on recording a surplus instead of a long-term vision that would address serious social and environmental deficits.
Socialist Worker
Lean and mean health care
Feb 20 2015
"Lean production" claims to be efficient, but is an excuse to cut jobs, undermine services and sabotage solidarity.
Unifor
Interns bill a good first step
Feb 20 2015
A private member's bill that is up for second reading in the House of Commons today is a much-needed step in efforts to end the exploitation of unpaid interns in Canada.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Working families shoulder the burden to deliver 'balanced' budget
Feb 20 2015
The new B.C. budget continues the Liberals' practice of "balancing" the budget on the backs of those who can least afford it, while cutting taxes for high-income earners.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Liberals claim budget surplus as public services continue to dwindle
Feb 18 2015
B.C. budget continues to underfund government services and rely on regressive fees to create revenue rather than progressive taxes.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
New survey shows EI reforms hurting the public, workers
Feb 18 2015
A recent survey of Service Canada's front line workers in Quebec paints a troubling picture of frustrated clients and poor morale for workers due to drastic changes to the EI program.
Hospital Employees' Union
B.C.'s health-care needs sold short in provincial budget that lacks vision
Feb 18 2015
Despite critical needs to invest in seniors' care, upgrade health infrastructure, and address hospital overcrowding, the provincial government has tabled another budget that shortchanges BCers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Rising food prices in Canada
Feb 16 2015
Canadians can expect to pay more for the price of food this year, largely due to the falling value of the Canadian loonie against the U.S. dollar.
United Steelworkers
'Buy America' fight hides Harper's job-policy failures
Feb 16 2015
A federal government serious about supporting Canadian jobs would apply some form of 'Buy Canada' provisions to multi-billion dollar, publicly funded infrastructure projects across the country.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Paying more with privatization
Feb 16 2015
A recent Global News report revealed that privatizing food services in Saskatchewan correction facilities will increase costs.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Bad math shouldn't force school closures
Feb 13 2015
New report exposes huge flaws in the numbers behind the government's push to close schools.
Council of Canadians
Support the call for an inquiry on Murdered and Missing Indigenous women
Feb 13 2015
Over the past 30 years, 1,026 Indigenous women have been murdered and 160 are missing. This must stop.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Black history about more than one month
Feb 13 2015
A student shouldn't have to wait for a specific day or month to celebrate and find empowerment in the freedom to be who they are.