Canadian Union of Postal Workers
No Canada Post strike before July 5
Jul 1 2016
The CUPW National Executive Board decided not to file a 72-hour strike on Thursday. Updates on the potential job action are expected on Tuesday July 5.
Canadian Labour Congress
Rest of Canada must follow Alberta's lead on minimum wage
Jul 1 2016
The Fight for 15 campaign scored a huge victory with the announcement that Alberta will introduce a $15 minimum wage. The Canadian Labour Congress wants the rest of the country to follow suit.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Only 7 full time park rangers patrol 14 million hectares of protected areas in British Columbia
Jul 1 2016
Public concern is mounting over the BC government's reckless disregard for protected parklands as only 7 rangers patrol an area the size of Denmark, Costa Rica, and Switzerland combined.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians demands OHIP for all
Jun 28 2016
Today, the Council of Canadians dropped banners off overpasses in Toronto and set up a pirate radio station for commuters to learn about the 200,000 Ontarians without access to public health care.
United Steelworkers
Essar Global's elimination from industry restructuring 'potentially devastating': steelworkers
Jun 28 2016
The U.S. Steel Canada (USSC) board of directors has reportedly rejected Essar Global as a bidder for USSC, which has been operating under creditor protection since 2014.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers overwhelmingly vote to support equity, improvements and no concessions
Jun 28 2016
The results are in! Urban and rural postal carriers voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike activities.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF urges caution on Workforce Expert Panel report
Jun 24 2016
Teachers are very concerned about the Ontario government's proposals that could allow agencies funded by corporate interests involved in the development of curriculum in the province's public schools.
Mining Watch
Barrick once again ignores human rights victims
Jun 24 2016
A human rights group in Papua New Guinea alleges that no progress has been made on the claims of 256 victims of Barrick PJV security personnel.
United Steelworkers
USW and Philippine labour association to assess Telus in Philippines
Jun 24 2016
Telus regards itself as a good employer in the global south, including the Philippines, but the USW and Philippine labour groups will put that assertion to the test.
National Union of Public and General Employees
CPP expansion is a good start, but labour will keep fighting for retirement security of all Canadians
Jun 23 2016
From the inception of its campaign, the labour movement has been advocating a 100% increase in CPP benefits, but the new government agreement will only see benefits increase by a little more than 33%.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Reconciliation and the pillar of restoration
Jun 23 2016
Reconciliation within a workplace environment is about inclusion, belonging, dignity and respect. The UFCW has released a toolkit to educate workers about Indigenous self-determination.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
An over-the-top exemption: it's time to fairly tax and regulate the new internet media services
Jun 23 2016
Netflix and YouTube, with no physical presence in Canada, enjoy an artificial advantage over Canadian competitors because they do not collect and remit sales taxes and often do not pay income tax.
Canadian Labour Congress
Celebrating National Aboriginal Day
Jun 21 2016
Today the Canadian Labour Congress joins Indigenous communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Indigenous Peoples are #ThirstyforJustice
Jun 21 2016
PSAC launches its #ThirstyforJustice campaign today that calls on the federal government to provide safe drinking water for all Indigenous Peoples.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE welcomes CPP expansion deal
Jun 21 2016
After years of labour agitation, the federal, provincial and territorial governments have finally taken action and reached an agreeement for a modest expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.
Canadian Labour Congress
Government must stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Jun 17 2016
This flawed agreement is about protecting multinational corporation's rights. It does nothing to help workers or the environment.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
British Columbians oppose government subsidy to private schools
Jun 17 2016
In a recent poll commissioned by CUPE BC, more than three-quarters of British Columbians opposed the province subsidizing private schools.
Council of Canadians
Official review of the Energy East pipeline launched
Jun 17 2016
If the National Energy Board's revised review process, already beleaguered with problems, is credible it will show there is no social licence for Energy East and the pipeline can't and won't be built.
Unifor
Shooting in Orlando, Florida reminds us all of the danger of hate
Jun 15 2016
This horrifying act is a stark reminder of the danger of homophobia and transphobia and the violence that members of the LGBTQ community face every day.
Socialist Worker
Inquest says police murdered Jermaine Carby
Jun 15 2016
On the same day Toronto Police raided marijuana dispensaries, the jury in the coroner's inquest into the police shooting of Jermaine Carby essentially ruled his death as racism-fuelled homicide.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Posties will deliver pension and social assistance cheques, ensure no live animals are trapped in the mail system
Jun 15 2016
Canada Post won't budge on equal pay for female-dominated rural members. In the event of a strike, CUPW members will ensure delivery of all social assistance and pension cheques and any animals also.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Love must be greater than hate -- Orlando shootings
Jun 14 2016
This was a hate crime, exacerbated by a culture of intolerance and a lack of responsible gun control measures.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE 561 concerned about developments at Coquitlam Public Library
Jun 14 2016
CUPE 561 is raising a red flag about recent actions of the Coquitlam Public Library Board to run itself in to the ground and spend $600,000 to expand management positions by 150 per cent.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Deciding the future of the public private partnership schools in Nova Scotia
Jun 14 2016
A new study from the CCPA deems the P3 schools program in Nova Scotia to be a failure of cost, risk management and evidence-based decision-making.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Why does a Canadian company pay its taxes to Switzerland?
Jun 10 2016
Cameco is a multi-billion dollar Canadian company. They mine Canadian uranium. But they only pay 10% corporate taxes in Zug, Switzerland. Sign the petition and demand Cameco pay up.
United Steelworkers
Banning two-tier pensions
Jun 10 2016
Steelworkers are leading a labour movement campaign to compel Quebec's Liberal government to actually adopt its own policy on pension fairness for young workers.
Socialist Worker
Unpacking our racist baggage
Jun 10 2016
Justin Trudeau told a group of U.S. students that Canada was suited to peacekeeping roles because it lacks "some of the baggage that so many other Western countries have..." Oh, really?
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Physician-assisted dying will be guided by Court ruling for now
Jun 8 2016
Canadian doctors are now free from criminal prosecution if they assist patients in ending their lives, following the federal government's failure to pass legislation by a June 6 deadline.
Mining Watch
British Columbia ranks worst in Canada for unsecured environmental liability of mine sites
Jun 8 2016
British Columbians are disproportionally more on the hook for cleaning up the mess left behind by the mining industry.
Ontario Health Coalition
Giant rocking chair tour 2016
Jun 8 2016
Help push for improved access to Ontario long-term care homes. Join in the giant "rock-in" chair tour from June 12-21 across the province.