Canadian Labour Congress
Canadian unions launch new CPP campaign 'A Better Plan for All'
May 24 2016
We need a universal expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Canadian Labour Congress has launched a new campaign aimed at reforming the system.
Hospital Employees' Union
Fighting to preserve medicare
May 24 2016
Extra-billing in Ontario, private MRIs in Saskatchewan and user-fees in Quebec are all violations of the Canada Health Act. And more violations are on the horizon.
Fair Vote Canada
Join Fair Vote Canada's Annual General Meeting: June 4 in Ottawa
May 24 2016
Do you want to fight for electoral reform? Want to make 2019 the year all of our votes will count? Register now for Fair Vote Canada's AGM.
National Union of Public and General Employees
NBU members lend a helping hand to Fort McMurray
May 20 2016
Several members of the New Brunswick Union have headed to Fort McMurray, Alberta to help the community in the wake of the devastating wildfires. Many of the people affected have ties to New Brunswick.
Toronto and York Region Labour Council
LabourACTION magazine: Say no to precarious work
May 20 2016
LabourACTION is a publication of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council. This issue covers the council's 145 year history, the fight for $15 minimum wage, uber, climate justice, and more!
United Steelworkers
Stop the injustice against victims of McIntyre Powder
May 20 2016
McIntyre Powder was used between 1943-1979 in mines and other industries. The theory, eventually proved false, was that inhaling the powder would protect workers' lungs.
Unifor
Federal government tables historic human rights protections
May 19 2016
The federal government's introduction of Bill C-16 seeks to extend human rights and secure full legal protection for transgender people by enshrining gender identity and gender expression.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Help! My landlord is a tax dodger: Awkward times at the CRA
May 19 2016
It turns out the CRA pays rent to a serial tax haven user for offices in Edmonton, Montreal and Calgary. Larco Investments hates taxes but loves the $74.3 million it gets from the feds in rent.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Shameful neglect: Indigenous child poverty in Canada
May 19 2016
A new report from the CCPA finds that 51% of Indigenous children live in poverty and astonishingly that rises to as high as 60% for children on reserves. Where is the state of emergency?
Canadian Labour Congress
Unions take a stand against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia
May 16 2016
May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), one of the largest global LGBTQ solidarity actions.
Mining Watch
B.C. government encourages environmentally risky mining, creates massive taxpayer liability
May 16 2016
A new report finds that the BC government lets mining companies off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation and leaves taxpayers liable for more than $1.5 billion.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Turning passion in to action: UFCW Women's Network
May 16 2016
Working women must stand together to let employers, politicians, and their communities know what they need on the job. The UFCW Women's Network does just that.
United Steelworkers
Fort McMurray emergency fire appeal
May 13 2016
The devastating Fort McMurray fires have been heartbreaking to watch. The Steelworkers Humanity Fund will contribute $40,000 to Fort McMurray fire relief to help rebuild what was lost.
Unifor
Rally hears about the many threats from TPP
May 13 2016
The federal Trans-Pacific Partnership hearings arrived in Toronto at a luxurious downtown hotel and were greeted by crowds of activists.
Fair Vote Canada
One step closer to making every vote count!
May 13 2016
Fair Vote Canada is relieved and thrilled to see Prime Minister Trudeau's formation of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. The road to electoral reform starts now.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC donates to Alberta fire victims, encourages members to do the same
May 11 2016
The efforts of the Alberta government, coupled with the tireless dedication of thousands of volunteers from all sectors of society, has made this relief effort an example for all Canadian society.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ontario's social assistance poverty gap
May 11 2016
The Ontario Liberals' poverty reduction strategy comes under fire from the CCPA in their latest report that shows the poverty gap has widened substantially since 1993.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Governments and Canadian Blood Services must act to prevent another tainted-blood crisis
May 11 2016
NUPGE calls on the federal and all provincial and territorial governments to join the provinces of Quebec and Ontario in prohibiting for-profit corporations that pay for blood and plasma donations.
Inter Pares
The Panama Papers: Let's do what's right
May 9 2016
Tax dodging at home is one thing, but what about Canadian and other western corporations who legally bilk the global south out of billions. Here are two things we could do right now to fix that.
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Ontario Nurses' Association, NDP call for moratorium on RN cuts
May 9 2016
Ontario hospitals have cut 1,440 RN positions, or the equivalent of three RN positions per day since the beginning of 2015.
Socialist Worker
Video: climate justice now
May 9 2016
The Marxism conference in Toronto featured the keynote panel Climate Justice Now! including Indigenous activist Myeengun Henry, oil sands worker Ken Smith, and climate justice activist Jesse McLaren.
Canadian Labour Congress
Message of support and solidarity for Fort McMurray
May 6 2016
Dig deep. The CLC is. And the federal government has committed to matching all individual charitable donations made to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the ongoing relief efforts in Alberta.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal review a 'historic opportunity' to reinvent Canada Post, say posties
May 6 2016
The federal government's announcement of a review of Canada Post is welcome news for postal workers. And privatization isn’t on the table.
Harrowsmith Now
The hive mind of Anthony Pasto
May 6 2016
Pasto is a beekeeper and the owner of Happy Bees Apiary. He likes to be outside alone with his bees, which he calls "ladies."
Unifor
Unifor sends solidarity and support to the people of Fort McMurray
May 5 2016
Unifor is making an initial $250,000 contribution to the Red Cross in support of relief efforts and encouraging all 310,000 members and locals across the country to consider making a donation as well.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Asian Heritage Month -- May 2016
May 5 2016
Every May, Canadians have the privilege of celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Learn about the rich and exceptionally diverse histories of our large and growing Asian communities from coast to coast.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC celebrates 50 years of solidarity!
May 5 2016
PSAC was founded in 1966 -- celebrate the achievements over 50 years of collective bargaining, organizing, and fighting for social change.
Canadian Labour Congress
#GETLOUD for Mental Health Week
May 3 2016
May 2-6 is the Canadian Mental Health Association's 65th annual Mental Health Week. It is a chance to #GETLOUD by speaking out and challenging the stigma and discrimination of mental illness.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Education week May 2-6
May 3 2016
Education Week was established by the OSSTF in 1930 to recognize and celebrate the essential role public education plays in the lives of communities all over the province.
National Union of Public and General Employees
NL Liberals cut to the bone but pay negotiators more than $350 per hour to privatize public services
May 3 2016
At a time when the Newfoundland and Labrador government is saying they have no money for libraries, they do have the cash to hire a law firm for over $350 an hour to handle public sector negotiations.