United Food and Commercial Workers
Canada's leading union launches radio ad campaign demanding fairness at Best Western Seven Oaks
Feb 12 2016
This hotel doesn't treat its workers fairly. They've been on strike since December. These workers are your neighbours. Don't check-in at this hotel. Support them by sending a letter to the CEO.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Job numbers highlight need for urgent EI reform
Feb 12 2016
It takes time for infrastructure spending to kick in and create jobs, so let's act now to stop penalizing unemployed workers, get them the benefits they paid into and so urgently need.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
BDS campaign expanding: let's forge ahead
Feb 12 2016
At its 2008 Convention, CUPW adopted a resolution supporting the call for a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. Have a look at CUPW's efforts to support Palestine over the year.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE locals in Toronto launch bargaining ad campaign
Feb 10 2016
Our locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), in contract negotiations with the City of Toronto, have launched a TV advertising campaign in support of bargaining.
Canadian Labour Congress
Canada Pension Plan Disability is failing many of the most vulnerable Canadians
Feb 10 2016
This week, Canada’s Auditor General Michael Ferguson released a damning report on the state of the Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) program.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Eliminating tuition and compulsory fees for post-secondary education
Feb 10 2016
A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) outlines a clear path towards accessible post-secondary education in Canada.
Socialist Worker
Unite with Quebec against pipelines
Feb 8 2016
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre's pointed opposition to the Energy East pipeline was singled out by pro-pipeline pundits and politicians in a disgusting display of anti-Quebec scapegoating.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU signs First Nations Solidarity Accord opposing oil sands pipelines and tankers
Feb 8 2016
The endorsement of the Declaration is indicative that more Canadians are committing to respect the laws and authority of First Nations and their efforts to protect the environment of all communities.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Possible $10M in savings as Nova Scotia cuts seniors' pharmacare
Feb 8 2016
Seniors live on fixed incomes and are already struggling. An increase in Pharmacare costs may be the difference between rent and food on the table or medication.
Unifor
Uber fight goes beyond taxis
Feb 5 2016
The fight over Uber is about much more than the taxi industry. The so-called sharing economy could move into almost any other business to undermine the livelihoods of those involved.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
A proactive federal pay equity law is overdue
Feb 5 2016
The House of Commons has adopted an NDP motion that could result in creating a new pay equity law that puts the onus on employers to provide pay equity.
Upstream
Choosing the better story
Feb 5 2016
Acclaimed Canadian author Yann Martel released a new novel: The High Mountains of Portugal. He sat down with Upstream to discuss his book, the importance of story, and his hopes for Canada's future.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Trans-Pacific Partnership hides significant health costs, according to two new studies
Feb 3 2016
As Canada prepares to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand this week, two new studies from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reveal significant risks.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Saudi Arabian college fiasco tied to underfunding in Ontario
Feb 3 2016
Algonquin is one of at least three Ontario community colleges, including Niagara and Centennial, that have established campuses in Saudi Arabia to make up for government funding shortfalls.
Council of Canadians
CETA changes make investor-state provisions worse
Feb 3 2016
Critics say it's an oversized public insurance scheme for companies that are unwilling to assume the normal risks of doing business. The Globe and Mail says: "Where do we sign?"
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Anti-TPP movement converges in Mexico City
Feb 1 2016
Labour and civil society groups joined legislators from across the Americas January 26-29 in Mexico City to step up the fight against the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
Mining Watch
Thousands protest HudBay Minerals mine in Peru, force company to the table
Feb 1 2016
Thousands gathered in southern Peru despite word that police officers protecting the Constancia mine had been authorized to use deadly force against protestors.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Best Western Seven Oaks workers stand strong in month-long strike
Feb 1 2016
The Best Western members were forced on strike on December 28, after the company denied the workers back pay and refused to pay them a fair wage. You can help by sending a message.
Socialist Worker
Victory for First Nations children: what will Trudeau do?
Jan 29 2016
AFN Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde said he is optimistic that the Trudeau government is listening. But indigenous groups warn they will go to court again if the government does not fix the system.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Time for Canada Post to come clean on finances and mail volume
Jan 29 2016
Why are Canada Post Corporation's finances always so wrong? In 2014 they predicted losses of $206 million but then posted $198 million in profits. It's time for them to come clean.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Federal government moves to repeal two anti-union bills: C-377 and C-525
Jan 29 2016
These bills were designed to weaken unions by forcing redundant and unreasonable financial reporting, and by making it more difficult for Canadians in federally-regulated workplaces to join a union.
Council of Canadians
Line 9 shut down for a fourth time
Jan 27 2016
Many have grave concerns about the likelihood of Enbridge's aging Line 9 potential to rupture. Valves on two of the pipelines were shut down on Monday by unknown persons.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Legal victory for First Nations children must be followed by action
Jan 27 2016
A ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has confirmed that the federal government discriminated against First Nations children.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Ontario Premier's reaction to human rights concerns took 10 months too long
Jan 27 2016
The Premier says she only just learned about male-only campuses run by Algonquin, Niagara, and Centennial colleges in Saudi Arabia. That's implausible.
United Steelworkers
Call to action: Steelworkers rally January 30
Jan 25 2016
We need more good jobs. Our communities need a reliable tax base to fund schools and parks. Our seniors need to know that their pensions and benefits are secure. Let’s rally together for steel.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
What do you do when 62 people own as much as the poorer half of humanity?
Jan 25 2016
It is estimated that there is $199 billion of Canadian money offshore. It is likely much higher. That translates into at least $8 billion of lost tax revenue each and every year.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The state of federal public services and how to fix them
Jan 25 2016
A new report from the CCPA details the state of Canada's public services and sifts through the Liberal Party's election promises.
Food Secure Canada
The rising cost of food: a national food policy should focus on health and sustainability
Jan 22 2016
Increased food prices will impact all Canadians, but it is the most vulnerable who will be hit hardest. It is unthinkable that anyone should suffer from food insecurity.
Unifor
Unifor denounces announced job cuts by profitable Canadian Pacific Railway
Jan 22 2016
Rail safety is threatened by latest job cut. CP has already cut 1,000 mechanical staff, responsible for conducting safety inspections and maintenance of the locomotive and freight cars.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Liberal government has turned its back to patient hardship and suffering in northern Ontario
Jan 22 2016
Due to the provincial funding freeze hospitals are facing extremely challenging budget decisions. That kind of language is a euphemism for more service cuts.