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.
Socialist Worker
Gaza to Guatemala: Exporting Israeli repression
Aug 15 2014
As the world witnesses the latest violence in Gaza and decries the death of civilians, there is another humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Leak of CETA text shows Conservatives ignoring concerns
Aug 15 2014
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is welcoming the leak of the text of the Canada-EU trade deal CETA by the German television show Tagesschau.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
City walks away from pension talks: Refuses to Honour Our Deal
Aug 15 2014
After calling City employees back to the table for pension talks, Regina has walked away from further negotiations.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
International Youth Day: Youth and Mental Illness
Aug 13 2014
August 12 is International Youth Day, a day endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 in a resolution upon the recommendation by the World Conference of Minsters Responsible for Youth.
National Union of Public and General Employees
BCGEU's Children at Risk campaign update: The next phase
Aug 13 2014
As the BCGEU moves forward with the Children at Risk campaign, it continues to identify and address working conditions and workload issues for those working in the sector.
Sierra Club of Canada
No one will notice…‘til she blows
Aug 13 2014
On July 11 the National Energy Board said it was going consider a request from Imperial Oil and Chevron to weaken the rules for offshore drilling in the Arctic.
Mining Watch
Catastrophic tailings spill at Mount Polley Mine
Aug 11 2014
On August 5, approximately 10 billion litres of wastewater and 5 billion litres of solid tailings waste escaped the impoundment at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine in the interior of British Columbi
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Aug 8 2014
On August 9, stand in solidarity with Indigenous nations and demand that all levels of government start respecting and implementing the tenets of the UN Declaration.
Socialist Worker
Mass protests turn tide against Israeli terror
Aug 6 2014
Palestine resistance and solidarity are challenging imperialism.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
B.C. Liberals should drop political stunts, get back to the table
Aug 5 2014
Christy Clark government's latest political ploy in its dispute with the BC Teachers Federation demonstrates the BC Liberals' lack of commitment to education.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Gender-based discrimination against migrant women under SAWP
Aug 1 2014
UFCW Canada has filed a complaint with the Commission on behalf of Mexican migrant women, asking the Commission to review the recruitment and selection process of the SAWP.