National Union of Public and General Employees
Premiers must make fairness a priority
Jan 30 2015
"We're calling on the premiers to do what Prime Minister Stephen Harper won't: help the struggling middle class."
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Hundreds of students and workers unite to fight cuts at U of M
Jan 30 2015
Campus labour and student groups at the University of Manitoba held a rally on January 27 in opposition to major across-the-board cuts.
Sierra Club of Canada
If you think about it, that's how we got a country...
Jan 30 2015
Canada's Premiers are meeting in Ottawa January 30, and Harper's not going. That's too bad because it just might be the biggest climate change meeting ever in Canada.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Climate change means new deal needed for resource workers
Jan 28 2015
What does the transition away from fossil fuels mean for workers -- and their families and communities -- who rely on the coal, oil and natural gas industries?
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Montrealers call on Canada Post and Conservatives to stop service cuts
Jan 28 2015
Montrealers want to keep their door-to-door delivery and they’re concerned about the consequences of losing it.
Food Secure Canada
Food is a federal election issue
Jan 28 2015
How can we get food issues on the political agenda this federal election?
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Tax reform: Federal leaders don't get it.
Jan 26 2015
The upcoming federal election is an opportunity to take stock and look for strong leadership on fiscal issues that go beyond the failed attempts at so-called austerity and boutique tax cuts.
United Steelworkers
Beer can boycott expands across Ontario
Jan 26 2015
Ontario beer drinkers are being urged to join a growing boycott of beer cans produced by a union-busting American corporation.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Richest 1% will own more than all the rest by 2016
Jan 26 2015
Unless the current trend of rising inequality is checked, the richest 1% will overtake the 99% next year.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Newfoundland and Labrador suspending support for CETA and other trade agreements
Jan 23 2015
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador announces that they won't be working with the federal government in the various ongoing trade agreements.
Unifor
Bill 1 arbitration decision orders a collaborative bargaining structure
Jan 23 2015
Nova Scotia government's health care restructuring legislation allows the existing health care unions to create province-wide collective bargaining agents.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Support the best case for Ontario beer retailing
Jan 23 2015
Send a message to your Ontario MPP, and set them straight on why The Beer Store is the best case for Ontario beer consumers, retail workers, families, and communities.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Fraser Institute gets it wrong -- again
Jan 21 2015
The Fraser Institute's latest attack on wages and benefits for working people shows how out of touch with economic reality the right-wing organization is.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Victory! Supreme Court reinforces right to join a union
Jan 21 2015
The Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision on January 16, 2015 that reinforces workers' rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining with their employer.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Gender Matters: A virtual discussion on violence against women
Jan 21 2015
The YWCA is partnering with the National Film Board of Canada to host a one-hour panel discussion on this and the current state of gender equality in North America.
Council of Canadians
B.C.'s Tsal'alh becomes first Blue Indigenous Community
Jan 19 2015
Tsal'alh has joined the 15 Blue Communities in Canada and three international Blue Communities, in Switzerland and Brazil, that are taking action to ensure the human right to water is respected.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers push ahead with Criminal Code enforcement campaign
Jan 19 2015
Short jail terms for two corporate directors implicated in a workplace death are a step in the right direction but do not address the crying need to enforce the Criminal Code.
Sierra Club of Canada
Please urge Ontario to stand strong on bee-killing pesticides
Jan 19 2015
Ontario plans to restrict the use of bee-killing pesticides. However, a recent meeting is leaving this in limbo.
Unifor
Unifor urges change to EI qualifying hours, after mass Target layoff
Jan 16 2015
Unifor is urging federal Minister of Employment Jason Kenney to provide emergency access to employment insurance benefits for Target workers who won't otherwise qualify.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
NAFTA investor-state claims against Canada are 'out of control'
Jan 16 2015
Over the last two decades, Canada has been sued more times than either Mexico or the U.S. under NAFTA's controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Alberta politics excluding farm workers from workers' compensation protection
Jan 16 2015
New report accuses Alberta government of playing politics instead of acting to protect the province's farm workers.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
The government needs to take action on mental health and child care
Jan 14 2015
Approximately one in five Canadians, or seven million citizens, will experience a mental health problem this year. Many of these problems relate in some way to the workplace.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Government should implement recommendations to improve B.C. prisons
Jan 14 2015
The B.C. provincial government needs to implement the Auditor General's recommendations to improve B.C. prisons and make communities safer.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Fair wages don't kill jobs
Jan 12 2015
A report released by Statistics Canada says the minimum wage in 2013 is just a penny more than in 1975.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Why we hate taxes: And why we shouldn't
Jan 12 2015
Taxes are not just about revenue; they are also about the fair distribution of economic benefits and about how much inequality we are willing to tolerate.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Creating pathways to keep young workers in Newfoundland and Labrador
Jan 12 2015
A new report highlights the complexity of youth employment, attraction and retention in Newfoundland and Labrador.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Veterans see Fantino shuffle as nothing more than a 'political move'
Jan 9 2015
"Harper, by allowing Fantino to stay in the position for so long, shows that the Minister was only carrying out the bigger agenda of the federal Conservatives."
Sierra Club of Canada
#SaveTheBees campaign update
Jan 9 2015
It's going to be a great year for the pollinators -- but hard work still needs to be done!
United Food and Commercial Workers
New poll shows majority of Ontarians support Beer Store ownership offer
Jan 9 2015
A majority of Ontarians support The Beer Store's offer to open up ownership according to a new poll.