United Steelworkers
Defence fund launched for workers charged in Lac-Mégantic tragedy
May 27 2014
A legal defence fund has been launched to help pay costs to be incurred by railway workers charged in connection with last year's tragedy in Lac-Mégantic.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Survey on workplace effects of domestic violence: Can work be safe when home isn't?
May 27 2014
PSAC and CLC have created the first national survey assessing the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Problems with public-private partnerships not enough to stop some politicians
May 23 2014
The problems with public-private partnerships are well documented, yet still some Ontario politicians are promising more.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Who'll make the grade on child care?
May 23 2014
Years of starts, shifts and cuts, add up to inadequate public funding and ineffectual provincial policy by successive governments. It's time for this situation to end.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Most Canadians want to keep door-to-door delivery
May 21 2014
A new poll found that 60 per cent of respondents oppose Canada Post's plan to replace door-to-door delivery with delivery to a community mailbox.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Call for inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women now
May 21 2014
The United Nations has issued a report calling on the Harper government to hold a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.
Socialist Worker
Capitalism's bad sports
May 19 2014
It is time we stopped playing the game, and put an end to the system that lifts up racism, sexism and bad sports like Donald Sterling in the first place.
United Steelworkers
Overhaul Temporary Foreign Worker Program
May 16 2014
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) must be replaced, while temporary workers already in Canada should be eligible for open work permits so they can keep their current jobs or seek employment.
Mining Watch
Supreme Court hears Grassy Narrows' legal case for treaty rights
May 16 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and mining.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 16 2014
Canada remains a progressive leader with respect to same-sex marriage laws. However, in the area of gender identity, there is still much work to be done.
National Union of Public and General Employees
OECD report says reducing income inequality requires wealthy pay more tax
May 14 2014
A report from OECD says we cannot reduce income inequality without the wealthy paying more tax because tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations have contributed to the increase in income inequality.
Council of Canadians
UN rapporteur calls for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women
May 14 2014
James Anaya, UN special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, recommended that "the federal Government should undertake a comprehensive, nation-wide inquiry into the issue."
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Annual Children and Youth in Care Day
May 14 2014
May 14 is the first annual Children and Youth in Care Day, which raises awareness, reduces stigma and recognizes children and youth in the care.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Hudak's job-killing plan will dismember the economy
May 12 2014
Tim Hudak's plan to eliminate 100,000 jobs in the public sector will dismember the Ontario economy and sets the scene to drive the province into another recession.
Food Secure Canada
Agriculture Bill C-18 will undermine Canada’s food sovereignty
May 9 2014
The proposed changes of Bill C-18 would further undermine the resilience of our farming sector and entrench corporate control over vital elements of our food supply, namely seeds.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Mother's Day Social Media Action!
May 9 2014
On Mother's Day and every day, let's rise up together and demand that the government takes real action to address the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
Sierra Club of Canada
Farley Mowat: Legend
May 9 2014
John Bennett, National Program Director for Sierra Club Canada, remembers author, activist and environmentalist Farley Mowat.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE creates profiles of members in low-paid jobs
May 7 2014
CUPE developed a snapshot of their workers making under $18 and found that women, Aboriginal members and racialized workers disproportionately make up low paid workers.
Canadian Health Coalition
Federal health transfers: Myths and facts
May 7 2014
Several government MPs have used arguments about the Health Accord that are misleading. Here are seven of those myths (with seven facts to explain what is going on!).
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
BC government urged to lower expectations for LNG-based 'Prosperity Fund'
May 7 2014
The report 'Path to Prosperity?' looks at forecasts for Asian energy markets, time and cost associated with developing and the plan to earn royalties and finds all is not right.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal Banking is a win-win strategy for Canada Post
May 5 2014
CUPW hosted a symposium this past weekend to explore the issue of postal banking and found that postal banking is a viable option for Canada Post, postal workers and the public.
United Food and Commercial Workers
AWA provides accidental death insurance for migrant workers
May 5 2014
The Agriculture Workers Alliance has renewed a benefit plan to provide accidental death and dismemberment insurance for its members.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadian money in offshore tax havens hits record high
May 5 2014
Canadian money stashed in offshore tax havens hit $170 billion in 2013. The government can’t be outmaneuvered by corporations and the very rich looking to get even richer at the expense of the rest.
Unifor
Report shows the value of unions
May 2 2014
Unions built the middle class in the last century and, with the right conditions, can do so again this century, a new report by Unifor economist Jordan Brennan has found.
Council of Canadians
Parliament Hill gets 'fracked'
May 2 2014
On Thursday, May 1, a 14-foot fracking rig spilling fracking wastewater appeared on Parliament Hill to highlight the grave risks associated with fracking such as well leaks and wastewater spills.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Target benefit plans: The latest attack on workers' pensions
May 2 2014
The Conservative federal government has proposed to push target benefit pension plans on federally-regulated workers that have defined benefit plans.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Decision to close Victoria Youth Custody Centre a shortsighted mistake
Apr 30 2014
The BC provincial government will close the Victoria Youth Custody Centre. BCGEU president Darryl Walker argues this decision will make it more difficult for troubled youth to get the help they need.
Council of Canadians
A Fractivist's Toolkit
Apr 30 2014
How can you take action to protect water and stop fracking? Check out this toolkit designed to help people and communities fight fracking, protect water and public health and curb climate change.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Nearly 2/3 of Canadians smile on postal banking
Apr 30 2014
Sixty-four per cent of respondents support new revenue-generating services at Canada Post, including financial services, finds a new poll.
Hospital Employees' Union
International Day of Mourning: A time to reflect on workers killed or injured on the job
Apr 28 2014
Since 1985, the Canadian labour movement and allies have gathered together from coast to coast on the International Day of Mourning, to remember and honour workers injured or killed on the job.