Canadian Labour Congress
#GETLOUD for Mental Health Week
May 3 2016
May 2-6 is the Canadian Mental Health Association's 65th annual Mental Health Week. It is a chance to #GETLOUD by speaking out and challenging the stigma and discrimination of mental illness.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Education week May 2-6
May 3 2016
Education Week was established by the OSSTF in 1930 to recognize and celebrate the essential role public education plays in the lives of communities all over the province.
National Union of Public and General Employees
NL Liberals cut to the bone but pay negotiators more than $350 per hour to privatize public services
May 3 2016
At a time when the Newfoundland and Labrador government is saying they have no money for libraries, they do have the cash to hire a law firm for over $350 an hour to handle public sector negotiations.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Workers' Day, May 1
Apr 29 2016
May Day is both a celebration of labour's achievements and an annual reminder that the struggle remains as the impact of globalization can only be contested by heightened international solidarity.
Socialist Worker
Iron and Earth: oil sands workers demand climate jobs
Apr 29 2016
Since spring of this year a small band of oil sands workers have come together to fight against the growing layoffs in the tar sands and to fight for a greener future.
Harrowsmith Now
Susan Musgrave forages and falls in love with food on Haida Gwaii
Apr 29 2016
Susan Musgrave, a resident of Haida Gwaii, has produced a cookbook called A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting. It's not so much of a cookbook as it is a food memoir.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadian money flowing to tax havens at all time high
Apr 27 2016
In the span of a single year, CAD $40 billion flowed to the top 10 tax havens –- an all-time high. Tax havens now hold at least $270 billion of Canadian corporate money, mostly untaxed.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO to commence full withdrawal of services at Rainy River District School Board
Apr 27 2016
Teachers in Rainy River, Ontario's District 5b have begun a full withdrawal of their services for one day per week beginning April 27.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Union warns of complicit secrecy in Cassellholme long-term care facility privatization
Apr 27 2016
The North Bay area's one and only municipal nursing home, Cassellholme, is being privatized without any community consultation and it looks like the region's mayors and councillors are in on it.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Unusually warm spring in B.C. renews focus on wildfire fighters
Apr 26 2016
Only 4 months into the new year and British Columbia has already seen 143 wildfires by April 19.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Reducing surgical wait times: The case for public innovation and provincial leadership
Apr 26 2016
B.C.'s surgical wait times are among the longest in the country. This new study provides an extensive review of research on the problems with private, for-profit surgical delivery.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Aging school buildings prompt ETFO to join call for national ban on asbestos
Apr 26 2016
With asbestos in aging school buildings a leading health concern, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario has added its voice to the call for a national ban on asbestos.
Socialist Worker
Ideas for Real Change: Marxism 2016
Apr 22 2016
Watch the video and join the annual Marxism Conference from April 22 to 23 at the University of Toronto Multifaith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Court rules Ontario's Bill 115 violated constitutional rights of education workers
Apr 22 2016
The court found that the Ontario government's Bill 115, Putting Students First Act, imposed in the fall of 2012, was a violation of collective bargaining rights of educational workers.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Migrant workers and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Apr 22 2016
A new study from the CCPA finds that the TPP makes it easier for employers to hire migrant workers -- even in industries and regions where unemployment is high and domestic workers are available.
Canadian Labour Congress
Earth Day: Let's leave a legacy of sustainability for future generations
Apr 20 2016
The CLC is marking Earth Day, April 22, by renewing its call for a one million climate jobs plan that would allow Canada to transition from fossil-fuel reliance to a sustainable economy.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
New EU proposal will perpetuate investors' attacks on health and environment
Apr 20 2016
A new study looks at the latest attempts to reform CETA's Investment Court System and shows how the changes fail to deliver on their promise to prevent controversial trade lawsuits.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE calls for full asbestos ban
Apr 20 2016
On April 28, the Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job, CUPE is renewing its call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos in Canada.
Socialist Worker
Solidarity with Attawapiskat
Apr 18 2016
On April 9 Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency. A special sitting of the House of Commons was called but Trudeau just couldn't be pulled away from a Liberal buddy's book launch.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Every step you take: Ontario’s gender pay gap ladder
Apr 18 2016
A new report from the CCPA reveals that the average pay gap between men and women stands at 29.4 per cent in Ontario -- a gap that shadows women every step of the way up the income ladder.
United Steelworkers
Close the gender wage gap: Ken Neumann statement for Equal Pay Day
Apr 18 2016
Canadian women had to work all of 2015 AND up to April 19, 2016 just to earn as much as the average male worker did in the 12 months of 2015.
National Union of Public and General Employees
National Day of Action for a $15 minimum wage
Apr 15 2016
Join the campaign to raise the minimum wage for the lowest-paid workers in our country.
Unifor
Unifor joins Lets Talk TPP
Apr 15 2016
Unifor is joining with other unions and progressive groups to get Canadians talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and the threats it poses for this country.
Harrowsmith Now
A brewery for Dundas
Apr 15 2016
Dundas, Ontario looks like a prosperous town. It has a high-end grocery, an excellent cheese shop, a thriving coffeehouse and more. But, it doesn't have a brewery, yet.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Walmart to pay $151 million in unpaid wages after losing U.S. supreme court appeal
Apr 14 2016
Walmart workers demanding compensation for unpaid wages recently won a huge legal victory after the United States Supreme Court denied Walmart's appeal of a class action lawsuit.
Council of Canadians
New CETA video aims to spark debate as crucial vote approaches
Apr 14 2016
This video shows people exactly what we in Europe have feared about CETA. Our Canadian friends remind us that what they say is true: Canadians and Europeans have similar values.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Time's up for payday lenders
Apr 14 2016
Payday lenders charge up to $21 for every $100 borrowed over a period of two weeks, while in B.C. and Alberta they charge up to $23. Annually, that's effectively an interest rate of 547 to 599%.
Socialist Worker
NDP: join the leap!
Apr 8 2016
In the lead-up to the convention, more than a dozen riding associations have sent resolutions to endorse the Leap Manifesto.
Unifor
Syrian refugee crisis: a quick but important action
Apr 8 2016
Lifeline Syria has learned that the government may be reconsidering its position to resettle Syrian refugees as soon as possible or quietly slowing down this process. Take action now.
Mining Watch
Six Reasons to be concerned about AJAX's open pit mine in Kamloops
Apr 8 2016
If this gigantic open pit mine is approved, it would set a bad precedent not only for Kamloops, but for communities across BC and Canada in terms of health, public safety, and environmental standards.