Council of Canadians
Trading away our water rights
Apr 23 2014
Investment treaties give foreign corporations “investor-state” rights, allowing them to by-pass their own governments and directly sue the government of another country.
United Food and Commercial Workers
One year after Rana Plaza tragedy, UFCW Canada embarks on fact-finding mission to Bangladesh
Apr 23 2014
The Rana Plaza tragedy highlighted garment retailers' complacency in protecting workers' rights and safety in Bangladesh and elsewhere.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Popular economics: A fair economy is a strong economy
Apr 21 2014
Discussions about the economy shouldn’t be dominated by banks and corporations. Join the conversation about how the economy can work for Canadian workers, our families, and our communities.
United Steelworkers
Workplace safety fight far from over
Apr 18 2014
Forty years ago, on April 18, several hundred miners in Elliot Lake, Ont., held an illegal wildcat strike over unsafe working conditions.
Sierra Club of Canada
Last lump of coal, first refugee
Apr 18 2014
While the rest of the world is pondering the implications of a rapidly changing climate and how to mitigate it, Canadian authorities are refusing to even listen.
Socialist Worker
Workers fight low wages and precarious employment
Apr 18 2014
On April 14, a crowd of about 175 people marched in downtown Toronto to demand a $14-an-hour minimum wage and improved legal protections for precarious workers.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Stock options: The billion-dollar tax loophole
Apr 16 2014
Canada's wealthiest CEOs don't have to pay tax on 50 per cent of income received from cashing in company stock that they have received as part of their compensation.
Unifor
April 16, 2014 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario
Apr 16 2014
On this year's Equal Pay Day, the gender pay gap is not closing -- compared to last year, it has increased by 3 per cent.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
We won’t have Medicare II without federal leadership says Alex Himelfarb
Apr 16 2014
Alex Himelfarb understands the 2004 10-year health accord better than most. At the time it was negotiated, he was the highest ranking civil servant in Ottawa.
Mining Watch
Five major mining challenges for Quebec's new government to address
Apr 14 2014
These five themes are the essential elements to ensure that mineral development in Quebec respects citizens, communities and the environment.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC members fight to protect Canada's parks and waterways
Apr 11 2014
PSAC members working for Parks Canada gathered in Ottawa to discuss the protection of Canada's national parks and heritage institutions and prepare for upcoming collective bargaining.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Wear red on Equal Pay Day, April 16
Apr 11 2014
The Ontario gender pay gap has now increased to 31% which is one of the biggest reported gaps in the world. To close the gap and bring women out of the "red" and into the "black" we ask you wear red.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Why unions matter
Apr 11 2014
Unions matter and to help celebrate and spread this idea, the National Union has started publishing a regular review of the some of the best and most beautiful expressions of why unions matter.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU reaches five year tentative agreement for college instructors
Apr 9 2014
The BCGEU has reached a tentative agreement with the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association. The tentative agreement includes wage increases, improvements to benefits and more.
Hospital Employees' Union
International Day of Pink celebrates diversity in workplaces, schools and communities
Apr 9 2014
The Hospital Employees' Union champions workers' rights and advocates for social equality. Today let's speak out against any form of bullying, harassment, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia.
United Steelworkers
'Where Have You Been?' Young workers' campaign asks Premier
Apr 9 2014
An online letter writing campaign is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne "to stand on the side of Ontario workers and the next generation and not multinational corporations."
Council of Canadians
Elections Canada may never release fraud report because of 'Unfair' Elections Act
Apr 7 2014
As a result of the Unfair Elections Act, Elections Canada's report on the widespread deceptive phone calls in 2011 might not be released until after the 2015 election, if ever.
Mining Watch
Community to file suit for restoration of lands as Goldcorp refuses dignified terms at Los Filos Mine
Apr 7 2014
The permanent assembly of the Ejido Carrizalillo has decided to bring a lawsuit before the federal agricultural tribunal against a subsidiary of Goldcorp, to immediately restore ejidal lands.
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Fact Sheet: Violence against Women in Canada
Apr 7 2014
Violence against women and girls continues to be widely tolerated in Canada. This fact sheet is a compilation of the most recent research and statistics on women’s experience of violence.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Refugee Rights Day, April 4, 2014
Apr 4 2014
In a time when Canada should be moving towards more stringent protections for all refugees, the Harper Conservatives have done the opposite.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Sick leave in the public sector: A reality check
Apr 4 2014
The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. The numbers don't add up.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
OPSEU endorses LCBO expansion plan; time to repatriate Agency stores
Apr 4 2014
This is a step in the right direction for the future of alcohol retailing in Ontario.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Ask your MP to support the tax gap motion
Apr 2 2014
How many tax dollars are missing? The troubling answer is that the Harper government has absolutely no idea. Worse, it is thwarting those who want to find out.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
New patient ombudsman legislation an insult to Ontario hospital patients and long-term care residents, families
Apr 2 2014
The Ontario government is offering “a mockery of a legitimate complaints process for hospital patients and long-term care residents."
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians celebrates a bittersweet victory for the Experimental Lakes Area
Apr 2 2014
We applaud the transfer of the Experimental Lakes Area to the International Institute of Sustainable Development but decry the Harper government's abdication of its responsibility for fresh water.
Unifor
We're trying to unionize at Toyota!
Mar 31 2014
This morning Unifor applied to be the union representing workers at Toyota's three Canadian assembly plants -- in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Austerity agenda continues with education funding
Mar 31 2014
There is no additional funding in Ontario for front line services and some boards may see a decrease in their funding for next year.
Council of Canadians
Thousands of Canadians deliver message at MP offices: Let people vote!
Mar 28 2014
Citizens delivered an 80,000-strong petition that opposes the unnecessarily strict voter ID requirements that could stop hundreds of thousands from voting in the next election.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Hudak's Plan B: Wisconsin?
Mar 28 2014
We need to redouble our efforts when responding to policies and laws that stand in the way of prosperity in Ontario. We must learn from Wisconsin and act together for the good of all Ontarians.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC launches court action against Bill C-4
Mar 28 2014
The PSAC has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C-4, the legislation that has gutted the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.