Canadian Union of Public Employees
Strike continues at U of T as education workers reject employer's latest offer
Mar 25 2015
By a margin of 1,101 to 992, striking education workers have voted to reject the University of Toronto's most recent offer.
Food Secure Canada
Food for Thought: The female poverty trap
Mar 25 2015
Why is the story of poverty in Toronto so much a women's story? Discuss this in the second installment of The Stop's Food For Thought speaker series.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers concerned about Bill C-51
Mar 25 2015
The union representing 51,000 postal workers is adding its voice to the growing chorus of concerns over Bill C-51, the federal government's sweeping national security bill.
Unifor
'Bad news budget' lacks a vision to build Saskatchewan
Mar 23 2015
Building a strong province requires more than one-time infrastructure spending outlined in the provincial budget.
Sierra Club of Canada
Bill C-51 and Canadian environmentalists
Mar 23 2015
Is there a need to create a broad and vague definition of terrorism that police and CSIS may one day use to label organizations a "criminal threat" to Canada's economy or "infrastructure?"
United Food and Commercial Workers
Women-owned label is Wal Mart's response to gender inequality
Mar 23 2015
Wal Mart is responding to allegations of gender pay inequality by introducing a new Woman Owned label to be applied to products from women-owned companies.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Fixing Canada without raising taxes on (most) Canadians
Mar 20 2015
The Harper Conservatives have done a lot of damage to Canada.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 20 2015
Every year on March 21, Canadians from all walks of life commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Think-tank projects federal deficit in 2015-16
Mar 20 2015
The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget demonstrates that the federal government's continued obsession with austerity and balancing the budget comes at a cost.
Food Secure Canada
Federal government should invest $1 billion in children's nutrition
Mar 18 2015
The Coalition for Healthy School Food is asking the federal government to invest one billion dollars in a Universal Healthy School Food Program to ensure all students can eat healthy food at school.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers welcome industrial inquiry in beer can strike
Mar 18 2015
The Ontario government has decided to appoint an Industrial Inquiry Commission into an 18-month labour dispute in Toronto provoked by U.S.-based multinational Crown Holdings.
National Union of Public and General Employees
B.C. does little to help workers on minimum wage
Mar 18 2015
The B.C. Liberal government's announcement on minimum wage will do nothing to lift minimum-wage workers out of poverty.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Avalanche of opposition to Bill C-51
Mar 16 2015
There was a groundswell of support for the National Day of Action Against Bill C-51. Seventy actions took place across the country, from Victoria to Halifax.
Council of Canadians
Injunction filed against key sections of the 'Fair' Elections Act
Mar 16 2015
The Canadian Federation of Students, the Council of Canadians, and three voters have applied for an injunction to suspend key provisions of the "Fair" Elections Act for the upcoming federal election.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Safety and social responsibility must be top priority for Ontario Beer Retailing System
Mar 16 2015
Speculation continues about possible changes to Ontario's beer retailing system.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Contract faculty ratify collective agreement with University of Toronto
Mar 13 2015
As Unit 3 settles, CUPE 3902 calls on U of T administration to "sit down and get the job done with Unit 1."
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Minimum wage indexing does nothing for the working poor
Mar 13 2015
The B.C. government's announcement that it is raising the minimum wage to $10.45/hour and indexing it to the Consumer Price Index does nothing for the 120,000 working poor.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
How the Canadian government is betraying veterans
Mar 13 2015
Drastic cuts to Veterans Affairs staff and services since 2012 mean that veterans are not getting the care they need and deserve.
Unifor
Fishers win injunction protecting herring stocks
Mar 11 2015
A federal court judge has sided with the Council of the Haida Nations and imposed an injunction on the commercial fishing of herring in Haida Gwaii waters.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Canada's failure to address violence against Aboriginal women a violation of human rights
Mar 11 2015
Canada has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers take message to Carnival Cruise
Mar 11 2015
Four Toronto Steelworkers on strike for 18 months greeted surprised passengers by leafleting aboard the Carnival Ecstasy ship on a four-day Caribbean cruise last week.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Political leaders need to commit to '$10aDay' child care plan
Mar 9 2015
Improving affordability and access to child care spaces are a greater priority for B.C. families than the promise of another tax credit.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Petition for an election debate that speaks to women
Mar 9 2015
Women were the majority of voters in the last federal election. Yet the last time an election debate was held on women's issues was over 30 years ago.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Industry self-monitoring not the answer to protect farm workers supplying Wal Mart
Mar 9 2015
Mexico has called out Wal Mart for the deplorable labour conditions at Mexican farms it uses to supply its produce. Walmart is North America's largest importer of Mexican fruits and vegetables.
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.