Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Unionization key to Canadian middle class economics
May 6 2015
The share of unionized workers in Canada has dropped by only two percent over the past generation, but union representation dramatically affects workers' ability to move up the middle class ladder.
Hospital Employees' Union
Communities speak out against privatization of hospital laundry services
May 6 2015
Nearly 12,000 British Columbians have signed a petition calling on the provincial government to cancel plans by the Interior Health Authority to privatize hospital laundry services.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Tough on crime policies are really just dumb on crime
May 6 2015
A new report by the Public Services Foundation of Canada shows that our provincial jails are chronically overcrowded, with terrible consequences for all of us.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Vote for the change you believe in
May 4 2015
After a decade of Conservatives, middle class families are working harder and falling further behind. Harper Conservatives have taken Canada in the wrong direction.
Food Secure Canada
WHO classifies glyphosate as 'probably carcinogenic to humans'
May 4 2015
The world's most widely used pesticide, glyphosate (commonly sold as Roundup), has been under the microscope lately.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Former head of the federal public service blasts austerity
May 1 2015
Austerity is toxic and damages people. It has a crushing impact on the most vulnerable people in society and limits opportunities for all of us.
Canadian Health Coalition
Court challenge to public health care could impact all Canadians
May 1 2015
Medicare as we know it is being challenged in the British Columbia Supreme Court. Colleen Fuller outlines this most recent and serious attack on public health in Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Proposed Hydro One privatization eerily similar to Nova Scotia Power sell-off
May 1 2015
Today, electricity prices in Nova Scotia are higher than in any other province.
Socialist Worker
Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean: Blood on Harper's hands
Apr 29 2015
Harper's policies are complicity, waging wars that drive people from their homelands, and preventing their safe welcome.
Unifor
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley calls on Albertans to make history
Apr 29 2015
"It's time for change with new ideas -- the idea that the wealthiest among us contribute just a little bit more," said Notley.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Living wage rises again in 2015; federal policies leave families struggling to cover basics
Apr 29 2015
The wage needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver is $20.68 per hour. The hourly wage that two working parents with two young children must earn to meet their basic expenses.
Ontario Health Coalition
Ontario budget: Devastating hospital cuts threaten safety of patients
Apr 27 2015
The hospital cuts are resulting in accelerated privatization, hardship for patients and unsafe hospital overcrowding.
Food Secure Canada
Food security groups agree on Cecil Street statement
Apr 27 2015
Participants agreed that all Canadians have the right to food, as an essential part of enjoying their right to an adequate standard of living, as recognized in international law.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO receives 'no board' report from Minister of Labour
Apr 27 2015
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario has received a 'no board' report from the Minister of Labour, putting ETFO in a legal strike position as of May 10, 2015.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Budget balances the needs of the 1% against everyone else
Apr 24 2015
Harper's Conservatives introduced a budget more concerned with the continued gutting of services in order to squeeze out a balanced budget to bolster their re-election campaign.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Federal government gives away Canadian Wheat Board
Apr 24 2015
The terms of the deal for privatizing the Canadian Wheat Board mean that it has been given away to the Saudi Arabian government and a U.S.-based multinational.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Joe Oliver's big idea: Leave it for the grandkids to clean up
Apr 24 2015
When did federal budgets and economic policy stop being about vision and stewardship and turn into a free-for-all about who "wins" and who "loses?"
Unifor
Budget fails to help struggling Canadians
Apr 22 2015
In a pre-election budget, Prime Minister Harper is attempting to distract Canadians from his failure to create good jobs and economic growth.
Canadian Health Coalition
Budget 2015: No leadership on public health care
Apr 22 2015
For Canadians across this country access to quality public health care is a priority. But the 2015 budget shows it's not for the federal government.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Government threatens collective bargaining rights in federal budget
Apr 22 2015
The federal government said it will eliminate the existing sick leave provisions for federal public service workers, whether or not an agreement is reached at the bargaining table.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Federal budget priorities out of balance with economic, social realities
Apr 20 2015
Tomorrow's federal budget may deliver a surplus but it will fall short on delivering solutions to many of the problems Canadians are facing.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Liberal plan to privatize Hydro One: Public will pay with lost control, rising rates
Apr 20 2015
The Hydro One selloff is a short-sighted plan by the Liberal government that will mean higher electricity bills and a loss of billions in long-term revenue.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers denounce continued lack of accountability at Crown Holdings
Apr 20 2015
Workers forced on strike over 19 months ago in Toronto by Crown Holdings are denouncing the company's continued lack of accountability to its shareholders.
National Union of Public and General Employees
A just and fair Alberta: Priorities for change this election
Apr 17 2015
Instead of accepting even more cutbacks, Public Interest Alberta is urging citizens to use the opportunity of this important election to advocate for these priorities for change.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Warning: Doubling the TFSA is bad for fiscal health
Apr 17 2015
Experts have been warning that doubling the limit will have enormous negative impact on future federal and provincial budgets -- increasing exponentially to $20 billion annually by 2060.
United Food and Commercial Workers
New report reveals workers exploited, laws need overhaul
Apr 17 2015
A new report reveals how some Ontario employers cheat workers out of basic entitlements by claiming the workers are not covered under the Employment Standards Act.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Canada must stop attempts to silence legitimate protest
Apr 15 2015
The Canadian Labour Congress is calling on the government to stop trying to shut down legitimate and nonviolent criticism of human rights abuses by Israel.
Unifor
Vancouver oil spill underscores need to keep Coast Guard station open
Apr 15 2015
The scheduled closure of the Vancouver Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre threatens the ability to prevent shipping accidents and the capacity to provide a rapid response.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Report on streaming does not address problem of underfunding
Apr 15 2015
A report released by People for Education does not identify all of the issues that can negatively impact the success of students as they move into a streamed curriculum.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers welcome nationwide beer can boycott
Apr 13 2015
Millions of union members across Canada are being urged to boycott beer sold in cans to protest an American corporation's union-busting tactics at a Toronto factory.