Council of Canadians
Injunction filed against key sections of the 'Fair' Elections Act
Mar 16 2015
The Canadian Federation of Students, the Council of Canadians, and three voters have applied for an injunction to suspend key provisions of the "Fair" Elections Act for the upcoming federal election.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Safety and social responsibility must be top priority for Ontario Beer Retailing System
Mar 16 2015
Speculation continues about possible changes to Ontario's beer retailing system.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Contract faculty ratify collective agreement with University of Toronto
Mar 13 2015
As Unit 3 settles, CUPE 3902 calls on U of T administration to "sit down and get the job done with Unit 1."
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Minimum wage indexing does nothing for the working poor
Mar 13 2015
The B.C. government's announcement that it is raising the minimum wage to $10.45/hour and indexing it to the Consumer Price Index does nothing for the 120,000 working poor.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
How the Canadian government is betraying veterans
Mar 13 2015
Drastic cuts to Veterans Affairs staff and services since 2012 mean that veterans are not getting the care they need and deserve.
Unifor
Fishers win injunction protecting herring stocks
Mar 11 2015
A federal court judge has sided with the Council of the Haida Nations and imposed an injunction on the commercial fishing of herring in Haida Gwaii waters.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Canada's failure to address violence against Aboriginal women a violation of human rights
Mar 11 2015
Canada has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers take message to Carnival Cruise
Mar 11 2015
Four Toronto Steelworkers on strike for 18 months greeted surprised passengers by leafleting aboard the Carnival Ecstasy ship on a four-day Caribbean cruise last week.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Political leaders need to commit to '$10aDay' child care plan
Mar 9 2015
Improving affordability and access to child care spaces are a greater priority for B.C. families than the promise of another tax credit.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Petition for an election debate that speaks to women
Mar 9 2015
Women were the majority of voters in the last federal election. Yet the last time an election debate was held on women's issues was over 30 years ago.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Industry self-monitoring not the answer to protect farm workers supplying Wal Mart
Mar 9 2015
Mexico has called out Wal Mart for the deplorable labour conditions at Mexican farms it uses to supply its produce. Walmart is North America's largest importer of Mexican fruits and vegetables.
Inter Pares
Happy International Women's Day
Mar 6 2015
View these photos and videos of these women and their remarkable work to promote women's rights, and what motivates them to keep up their struggles.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Support growing for striking university education workers
Mar 6 2015
Support is growing for striking education workers at University of Toronto and York University.
Sierra Club of Canada
Join the Protect the Pollinators tour
Mar 6 2015
Join author Paul McKay on Sierra Club Canada's Protect the Pollinators Tour that kicks off March 17.
Hospital Employees' Union
Layoff notices issued to nearly 1,200 Lower Mainland health-care workers
Mar 4 2015
Staff at a Surrey long-term care facility, and cleaners in Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, have been given layoff notices by their corporate employers.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Inequality is undermining fairness
Mar 4 2015
From 1980–2005, average household income in the poorest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods increased by only two per cent compared to incomes in the richest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods that rose by 80.
Socialist Worker
Capitalism and the family
Mar 4 2015
Capitalism uses the nuclear family to justify paying women lower wages and nothing for domestic work.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Right to Strike campaign gains global victory
Mar 2 2015
A breakthrough agreement between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and government and employer members of the ILO acknowledges the Right to Strike is protected under ILO Convention 87.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Change tax law, change lives
Mar 2 2015
Women the world over pay the price for bad tax systems. How to change that is the theme of an upcoming Queen's University Women's Day Conference.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Senate transphobia inexcusable -- past time for transgender rights bill
Mar 2 2015
y sending Bill C-279 back to the House of Commons instead of passing it, Conservative senators have taken an inexcusable stand against equality and human rights.
Council of Canadians
Conservatives orchestrate robocall electoral fraud, then send taxpayers the bill
Feb 27 2015
After the Conservatives orchestrated widespread electoral fraud against voters in the 2011 election their legal bills from the court challenge are being paid by taxpayers.
Mining Watch
Government documents reveal Canadian embassy backed mining abuses in Mexico
Feb 27 2015
Canadian diplomats in Mexico were complicit in Toronto-based Excellon Resources Inc.’s efforts to avoid redressing a violated land use contract and poor working conditions.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Helping the wealthy at your expense
Feb 27 2015
A recent study shows doubling the amount people can contribute to a tax free savings account is Robin Hood in reverse.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Updated health and phys-ed curriculum necessary and long-overdue
Feb 25 2015
Ontario's updated curriculum will lay strong foundations to help students understand and navigate the challenges and issues of the 21st century.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Pass trans rights bill now!
Feb 25 2015
Bill C-279 is the latest in a series of proposed laws that would extend long-overdue human rights protection to transgender people.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
New health and phys-ed curriculum welcomed by elementary teachers
Feb 25 2015
Ontario's revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum a welcomed change to the 1998 curriculum that has not kept pace with the issues that students face today.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Wal Mart's expansion is about profit, not people
Feb 23 2015
By next January, Wal Mart will have 396 locations in Canada in a move that is more about corporate greed and capitalizing on Target's departure.
Sierra Club of Canada
Sad (police) state of affairs...
Feb 23 2015
RCMP intelligence reports are suggesting Sierra (along with Greenpeace and Tides Canada) are contemplating unlawful activity around petroleum infrastructure.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
B.C. Budget 2015 fails to make real investments in British Columbians
Feb 23 2015
Budget 2015 demonstrates a short-sighted focus on recording a surplus instead of a long-term vision that would address serious social and environmental deficits.
Socialist Worker
Lean and mean health care
Feb 20 2015
"Lean production" claims to be efficient, but is an excuse to cut jobs, undermine services and sabotage solidarity.