National Union of Public and General Employees
Top court snubs nurse's EI challenge
Jul 21 2003
The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the case of a former Manitoba nurse who says the Employment Insurance system discriminates against women. Kelly Lesiuk was denied benefits because she had wo
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers delay strike
Jul 18 2003
“Weâe(TM)re going to give this one last shot,” said Deborah Bourque, president of the union representing 48,000 Canadian postal workers. They'd been set to strike at 12:01 a.m. Friday,
Amnesty International
U.S. kills more child offenders
Jul 18 2003
The U.S. has been responsible for two thirds of the world's known executions of child offenders since 1994. It's now the only country that openly defies a global ban on the practice within the framew
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Strike could disrupt StatsCan surveys
Jul 18 2003
The reliability of crucial Statistics Canada surveys will be jeopardized if 900 front-line interviewers strike to support their wage parity demands. Statistical Survey Operations workers earn up to $
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Fishy business
Jul 17 2003
Salmon farming has been dangled before coastal B.C. communities as a panacea for jobs and economic stability. But a new study shows that industrial salmon aquaculture will deliver no or few new jobs,
National Union of Public and General Employees
NUPGE protests labour repression in India
Jul 17 2003
Canada's National Union of Public and General Employees has joined a growing protest against the mass arrest and firing of public employees by the Tamil Nadu government in southern India. Since chall
working TV
Video: Witness from Iraq
Jul 17 2003
Who has worked harder than Kathy Kelly to highlight the Iraqi people's suffering under 12 years of sanctions? A frequent visitor there, the three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee remained in Baghdad th
The war at home
Jul 16 2003
Mass mobilizations against the war in Iraq helped renew the anti-racism/anti-war/anti-occupation movement. What next? Sima Zerehi wants to stress the links between U.S.-led invasions and the war at h
Amnesty International
A Canadian's death in Iran
Jul 16 2003
Human rights groups are demanding an independent investigation into the death in custody of a 54-year-old photojournalist in Iran. Zahra Kazemi died of a brain hemorrhage after she was arrested for p
Citizens for Public Justice
Finding sanctuary in Halifax
Jul 16 2003
This Halifax church basement has been her home since April 9. Sanja Peceljs is an ethnic Serb from Kosovo. U.N. peacekeeping work brought her to Canada in 2001, and that association makes a return m
Polaris Institute
Power play at Cancun and Miami
Jul 15 2003
Who's working hardest behind the curtain to further corporate interests through international trade agreements? A new report flags four cartels as the principal profit pushers at upcoming Ministerial
B.C. Teachers' Federation
B.C. Teachers challenge College coup
Jul 15 2003
They're calling it “yet another transparent attack on teachers, who are among the most cogent critics of the Liberals' agenda.” And now British Columbia's teachers are fighting back with a
National Union of Public and General Employees
Public auto insurance looks safe in B.C.
Jul 14 2003
They're as privatization-happy as any other provincial government. But the B.C. Liberals are cooling on proposals to give private companies a bigger piece of the auto insurance pie. Experience elsewh
CAW
CAW
CAW endorses green car strategy
Jul 14 2003
This week the Canadian Auto Workers' Buzz Hargrove endorsed the NDP's “green car” industrial strategy by issuing a challenge to the Canadian government and automakers to reduce smog and cre
working TV
Video: Immigration check-in
Jul 14 2003
You can lose a lot of ground in a year. That's how long it's been since the <i>Immigration and Refugee Protection Act</i> came into force. Last week in Vancouver, professionals, politicians and the p
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal strike looms
Jul 12 2003
Nearly 50,000 postal workers could be on the picket line next Friday. Seven months into bargaining, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says that Canada Post's rollback demands have created a bargai
Citizens for Public Justice
Housing crisis splits families
Jul 12 2003
&#147;I knew we were being evicted, so I obtained welfare for my oldest son and placed my youngest son temporarily with the Children's Aid Society. I knew I could survive on the streets or in shelter
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Suspend boss bonuses, union says
Jul 11 2003
The scheme has been bemoaned and ridiculed. And following a television expos
On World Population Day
Jul 11 2003
World Population Day, July 11, is a time to think more deeply about &#147;overpopulation.&#148; In some parts of the globe, population growth is straining land, resources and communities. But populat
working TV
Whose Olympic dream?
Jul 10 2003
Euphoria swept Vancouver last Wednesday when the city won the right to host the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hours later, a tent city of homeless people rose up at Victory Square in the downtown eastside. I
Amnesty International
Afghanistan hovers near chaos
Jul 10 2003
The people of Afghanistan were promised security, development and human rights. But with the International Security Assistance Force confined to Kabul, real power is again gathering in the hands of f
Sierra Club of Canada
Cycling youth crash into WTO barriers
Jul 10 2003
Twenty young activists are cycling all the way from Vancouver to Mexico. They're travelling sustainably to the WTO Ministerial meeting scheduled for September in Cancun &#151; along the way visiting
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Strikers say shelter exploits homeless
Jul 10 2003
A dozen community agency workers have been occupying Toronto's Metropolitan United Church Shelter since yesterday morning. The action intensifies the third week of a bitter strike against the multi-s
National Union of Public and General Employees
Consultants reject private water for Moncton
Jul 10 2003
New Brunswick's second-largest city came close last year to handing over water distribution to a private company, U.S. Filter. But public opposition forced Moncton to hold off pending further study.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Could auto insurance wreck N.S. Tories?
Jul 7 2003
Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm has called a snap election for August 5. Is he hoping to slip by vacationing voters before they redouble their anger over soaring auto insurance rates? The same issue si
Sierra Club of Canada
Artists join call to protect Cape Breton shores
Jul 3 2003
The Save our Seas and Shores Coalition yesterday unveiled its summer campaign to rally support for the protection of key fisheries, endangered species and scenic values along the coast of Cape Breton
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The costs of gold
Jul 2 2003
Newsflash: Vancouver will host the 2010 Winter Olympics. As the celebrations begin, let&#146;s hope the revellers are counting on benefits beyond the economic. Back in February, a major study forecas
National Union of Public and General Employees
SARS death stuns health workers
Jul 2 2003
The death of a Toronto nurse has cast a pall over Ontario&#146;s health-care community. On Sunday, Nelia Laroza, a nurse at North York General Hospital, became the first Canadian health-care worker t
National Union of Public and General Employees
Union Endorses Westray Bill
Jul 1 2003
The National Union of Public and General Employees has written to the Prime Minister, urging the Liberals to push for swift passage of Bill C-45. The so-called Westray Bill would make corporations an
Socialist Worker
Africa Under a Canadian Boot
Jul 1 2003
In the Congo, a UN expert panel has implicated eight Canadian companies in a &#147;predatory panel of elites&#148; fertilizing conflict that has already claimed 3.3-million lives. In Tanzania, there