Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Thousands tell Tories to consult on postal service
Sep 15 2014
Over 10,000 signed "Make the Review Public" postcards were delivered to Raitt's office, calling for the government to adhere to the terms of its Charter and conduct a public review of the post office.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW Canada battles Quebec legislation that strips rights of agriculture workers
Sep 15 2014
UFCW presented hard-hitting brief on Quebec Liberal government's Bill 8 and its attack on the labour rights of seasonal agriculture workers in Quebec to unionize and bargain collectively.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Treasury Board bargaining teams reject attacks on sick leave, promote public services
Sep 15 2014
The government presented the same proposal to gut sick leave to all of the Treasury Board bargaining tables.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Growing income inequality weighs down economic recovery
Sep 12 2014
A significant and persistent shortfall in the number and quality of the jobs being created in G20 countries is affecting prospects for reigniting economic growth.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
OPSEU joins call for national public inquiry into MMIW
Sep 12 2014
OPSEU joins NUPGE and the CLC in calls for an immediate national public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.
Hospital Employees' Union
Public sector unions tell Christy Clark 'we stand in solidarity with teachers'
Sep 10 2014
B.C. public sector unions are sending a message to the Premier that they stand in solidarity with B.C. teachers and are urging her to accept the proposal for binding arbitration.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Study: Provinces pursuing two-tier tuition fee policies
Sep 10 2014
The study looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since 1993, projects fees for each province for the next four years, and ranks the provinces on affordability.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Posties deliver message to Minister Raitt's door
Sep 10 2014
CUPW will deliver over 10,000 postcards protesting the failure of Lisa Raitt to consult with the public on a postal charter review and the sweeping changes announced by Canada Post.
Unifor
Photos: B.C. Teachers' Federation rally
Sep 8 2014
Unifor was at the rally for B.C. teachers this past weekend. Check out these photos and support for the teachers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Target's botched Canadian expansion results in less employment for workers
Sep 5 2014
Target continues to fail workers at its Canadian stores by not providing employees with enough hours for them to make ends meet.
Hospital Employees' Union
Support B.C. teachers!
Sep 3 2014
B.C. teachers are taking job action. They want progress on class size and composition for our kids and a fair deal.
National Union of Public and General Employees
B.C. poll finds support for teachers still strong, especially among parents
Sep 2 2014
A new poll shows that parents support B.C.'s teachers 2-to-1 in the current dispute with the B.C. Liberal Government, and agree with teachers on key issues at the heart of the ongoing negotiations.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PBO report confirms that government is making reckless cuts
Sep 2 2014
The Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report on August 14 that confirms PSAC's assertion that the government is making reckless cuts to public services.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Why premiers need to get serious about tax havens
Sep 2 2014
Education. Infrastructure. Health. It takes money to run a province. And most provinces are desperate to find more of it. So what about the tax havens?
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post $62 million profit proves cuts are unnecessary
Aug 29 2014
Canada Post's latest profits prove what postal workers have been saying all along: alternatives to cutting postal service should not be dismissed.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Peoples' Social Forum brings more allies in movement to protect public services
Aug 29 2014
The Peoples' Social Forum brought together thousands of activists from several social movements from across the country who now have protecting quality public services on all their agendas.
Sierra Club of Canada
Think fast! What would happen if a Fukushima-scale accident took place in Canada?
Aug 29 2014
August 29 is the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's deadline for comments on its "Hypothetical Severe Nuclear Accident and Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures" report. Send yours in!
Unifor
Student debt, precarious work and the need for a better future
Aug 27 2014
The Good Jobs Summit panel this year took on student debt, precarious work and the need for a better future.
Hospital Employees' Union
People before profit! Medicare covers everybody.
Aug 27 2014
Medicare covers everybody. Everybody benefits. But Medicare opponents are heading to court to try and dismantle it.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Cautionary lesson for Ontario to not expand use of private clinics
Aug 27 2014
Botched operations at private surgery clinics in the United Kingdom are costing UK patients their eyesight and mobility and the public health care system a lot of money.
National Union of Public and General Employees
A world without fatal work accidents is possible
Aug 25 2014
A world without fatal or serious occupational accidents is possible, the organizers of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 have appealed.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
For the record: Correcting the environment minister’s comments on staff cuts
Aug 22 2014
The BCGEU corrects the facts delivered by B.C. Environment minister Mary Polak on the Mt. Polley Tailings Pond disaster
Mining Watch
Open pit mega-mines in Quebec: Size really does matter
Aug 22 2014
A coalition of citizens, doctors, environmental groups and unions is demanding that the Quebec government establish an independent review of the laws and standards for environmental protection, safety
Socialist Worker
Solidarity with the Sikh community against racism
Aug 22 2014
In the last few months an anti-immigrant group has been distributing racist flyers scapegoating the Sikh community in Toronto.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU welcomes independent Mount Polley investigation
Aug 20 2014
The BCGEU urges the expert panel to consider the impact of staffing cuts on the ministry’s ability to provide oversight of industry.
United Steelworkers
Finally the true culprits in Lac Mégantic, Transport Canada and MMA, are identified
Aug 20 2014
The Transport Safety Board confirms what United Steelworkers has been saying all along: that the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway was taking safety risks and Transport Canada failed in its duty.
Council of Canadians
WIN! Port Hope council votes against proposed incinerator
Aug 20 2014
In a recorded vote, Port Hope council voted unanimously against rezoning and official plan amendments to allow Entech-REM to build a garbage gasification/incinerator plant in Wesleyville.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW Canada files gender discrimination complaint in B.C.
Aug 18 2014
UFCW Canada filed a human rights complaint today, denouncing B.C. employers who use discriminatory mechanisms that allow them to avoid hiring women under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Peoples' Social Forum for building a better Canada
Aug 18 2014
It is less than a week until the start of the Peoples' Social Forum -- a joyous gathering focused on building new relationships.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
View from Nova Scotia: Progressive taxes yield benefits
Aug 18 2014
Everyone has his or her own idea of how to be bold when it comes to taxes. Here’s ours: make broad, innovative changes to increase taxes and make them more progressive.