Council of Canadians
Grassy Narrows declares State of Emergency over unsafe drinking water
Aug 28 2015
Drinking water tests done by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment found turbidity at a level 120 times the safety limit.
Unifor
Delegates vow to raise the floor for all workers
Aug 28 2015
Canada Council delegates discussed the importance of raising the floor for all workers -- both through legislative change to increase the minimum wage and through increased unionization.
National Union of Public and General Employees
This federal election, we can do better!
Aug 28 2015
"Our message in this election is 'we can do better.' Whether it's protecting health care or supporting veterans, we don't have to accept the status quo," NUPGE National President James Clancy
Canadian Health Coalition
Vote for health care for all this election
Aug 26 2015
Your vote is powerful -- in this federal election use your vote to defend and expand public health care in Canada.
Fair Vote Canada
Proportional representation and women
Aug 26 2015
Using some form of proportional voting increases better representation of women in government. We need to stop clinging to an outdated first-past-the-post system.
Socialist Worker
Protecting public services in Saskatchewan
Aug 24 2015
A grassroots campaign, made up of labour and community groups, has come together in Saskatchewan, with a call for people to protect and take back their public services.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Vote for a better, brighter future on October 19
Aug 24 2015
This October 19, say "goodbye" to a federal government that doesn't care about everyday working people and their families.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Federal election 2015: Don't lose your right to vote!
Aug 24 2015
Earlier this year, the Conservative government made changes to the requirements for voting. Even if you have voted in past elections, you may not be registered.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO to extend work-to-rule strike action in September
Aug 21 2015
Teacher and occasional teacher (OT) members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will begin a phase 2 work-to-rule strike action on the first work day of the 2015-2016 school year.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Quarterly report proves Canada Post is still a necessary public service
Aug 21 2015
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has reviewed Canada Post's quarterly report and some facts stand out.
Unifor
Up to all of us to get more women involved
Aug 21 2015
Unions are a good place for women to get started in political activity, where they will learn vital skills and build their confidence, says Peggy, says Peggy Nash.
Fair Vote Canada
What is proportional representation and why do we need it in Canada?
Aug 20 2015
Canada's "winner-take-all" system in elections is not working. Here's what we need instead.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO, OPSBA and the government reach a tentative agreement
Aug 20 2015
OSSTF/FEESO is pleased to report that a tentative agreement has been reached at the Teacher/Occasional Teacher central bargaining table with the Government of Ontario and the OPSBA.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By The Numbers: The future generation
Aug 20 2015
With an ever-changing economic landscape and rates of unemployment and underemployment, young people are among the biggest victims of the stumbling economic recovery.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Vote to stop the cuts to public services
Aug 17 2015
The Harper Conservative government's vision for Canada's future? Cuts, cuts, and more cuts.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Alberta government halts privatization of lab services
Aug 17 2015
Privatization schemes are being tested all over Canada. A government halting privatization? Now that's great.
Socialist Worker
What we wear: It's a woman's right to choose
Aug 17 2015
Bare With Us protests expose capitalism's obsession with controlling women's bodies.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Young activists launch tongue-in-cheek Don't Vote Campaign
Aug 14 2015
"You don't need a break on tuition. Mother Earth can look after the environment herself. And well-paying, secure jobs are overrated."
Council of Canadians
Ontario Energy Board report echoes national concerns
Aug 14 2015
"The sheer size of the proposed Energy East pipeline means a spill threatens to be the largest Canada has ever seen."
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers need a federal minimum wage
Aug 12 2015
"A $15 federal minimum wage is exactly the sort of thing we mean when we talk about real ground-level change in federal politics," says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President.
Mining Watch
New study indicates increasing mine waste disasters worldwide
Aug 12 2015
A new study reveals that catastrophic mine waste failures are increasing in frequency, severity, and costs all around the world. Why is the industry incapable of learning from its failures?
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women
Aug 12 2015
Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative art installation of 1,800 pairs of moccasin vamps uniquely designed to honour the lives of Indigenous women, children and Two-Spirit people.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Send these politicians a message: 'I am voting for tax fairness'
Aug 11 2015
Tax loopholes, offshore havens, tax avoidance. Canada's economy is being hobbled by our government's failure to tackle these important issues.
Unifor
Secretive TPP talks have no democratic mandate
Aug 11 2015
Canadian trade negotiators have no mandate to accept terms in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations that would damage vital Canadian industries, says Jerry Dias, President of Unifor.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Sign a pledge to support quality child care that all families can afford
Aug 11 2015
The Vote Child Care 2015 campaign is encouraging Canadians to sign a pledge for quality child care that all families can afford and count on.
Unifor
Jobs and the community: The importance of the auto industry
Aug 7 2015
Over 120,000 Canadians are directly employed by the automotive industry. Tens of thousands more are employed in related industries.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Fairness is forgotten in search for missing migrant workers
Aug 7 2015
UFCW Canada and allies are concerned about sensationalist reports regarding four migrant workers who went missing from a British Columbia orchard operation.
Socialist Worker
Election 2015: How can we beat Harper?
Aug 7 2015
We need to inject movement demands into the election to push the NDP to reflect them during and after the election.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Corporations abuse investment treaties, bully governments into environmental backtrack
Aug 5 2015
Canadian investors have exploited a controversial mechanism in international investment treaties to challenge public interest regulations in 24 different countries.
Hospital Employees' Union
Take the pledge: Vote health care in 2015
Aug 5 2015
In the 2015 federal election, your vote can make the difference in electing an MP that will fight for public health care.