Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Modern free trade era produced slower growth and greater income inequality
Feb 9 2015
The defining features of the Canadian economy during the NAFTA era have been slower GDP growth, a surge in corporate concentration and heightened income inequality.
Hospital Employees' Union
Health-care workers campaign for YES vote in transit referendum
Feb 9 2015
The Hospital Employees' Union has joined the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition advocating for a 'yes' vote in the upcoming referendum.
Mining Watch
'Business as usual' cannot continue: Mount Polley report on tailings dam safety
Feb 9 2015
The federal and B.C. provincial government needs to heed the warnings of the Mount Polley report and implement its recommendations.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Government employee survey shows harassment, impact of job cuts
Feb 6 2015
The 2014 Public Service Employee Survey recently released continues to demonstrate the negative impact of public service cuts.
National Union of Public and General Employees
#WeHaveAPlan to tackle poverty but does the federal government?
Feb 6 2015
Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada was created to make Canada poverty-free, socially secure and cohesive by 2020.
Unifor
Ontario government sells GM share
Feb 6 2015
What will this mean for GM manufacturing in Ontario?
Council of Canadians
With C-50, Conservatives hope to deter expat Canadians from voting
Feb 4 2015
Bill C-50 purpose is to prevent many Canadians living overseas from voting, despite a recent court decision upholding their right to do so.
Socialist Worker
Fight for fifteen!
Feb 4 2015
Activists in B.C. are fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
February is Black History Month
Feb 4 2015
This year, Black History Month comes at a critical moment for human rights and equality in North America.
United Steelworkers
Supreme Court votes for workers' rights
Feb 2 2015
The Supreme Court held that the freedom of association provision protects the right to strike, finding it an essential part of meaningful collective bargaining.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Evidence pointing to Mexico blacklisting migrant workers in Canada stands
Feb 2 2015
For the second time, Mexico's claim of sovereign immunity has failed to convince a B.C. court to quash evidence.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Mt. Polley report confirms failure of industry self-regulation
Feb 2 2015
The failure of the Mt. Polley tailings dam design calls into question the government's industrial design review process.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Premiers must make fairness a priority
Jan 30 2015
"We're calling on the premiers to do what Prime Minister Stephen Harper won't: help the struggling middle class."
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Hundreds of students and workers unite to fight cuts at U of M
Jan 30 2015
Campus labour and student groups at the University of Manitoba held a rally on January 27 in opposition to major across-the-board cuts.
Sierra Club of Canada
If you think about it, that's how we got a country...
Jan 30 2015
Canada's Premiers are meeting in Ottawa January 30, and Harper's not going. That's too bad because it just might be the biggest climate change meeting ever in Canada.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Climate change means new deal needed for resource workers
Jan 28 2015
What does the transition away from fossil fuels mean for workers -- and their families and communities -- who rely on the coal, oil and natural gas industries?
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Montrealers call on Canada Post and Conservatives to stop service cuts
Jan 28 2015
Montrealers want to keep their door-to-door delivery and they’re concerned about the consequences of losing it.
Food Secure Canada
Food is a federal election issue
Jan 28 2015
How can we get food issues on the political agenda this federal election?
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Tax reform: Federal leaders don't get it.
Jan 26 2015
The upcoming federal election is an opportunity to take stock and look for strong leadership on fiscal issues that go beyond the failed attempts at so-called austerity and boutique tax cuts.
United Steelworkers
Beer can boycott expands across Ontario
Jan 26 2015
Ontario beer drinkers are being urged to join a growing boycott of beer cans produced by a union-busting American corporation.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Richest 1% will own more than all the rest by 2016
Jan 26 2015
Unless the current trend of rising inequality is checked, the richest 1% will overtake the 99% next year.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Newfoundland and Labrador suspending support for CETA and other trade agreements
Jan 23 2015
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador announces that they won't be working with the federal government in the various ongoing trade agreements.
Unifor
Bill 1 arbitration decision orders a collaborative bargaining structure
Jan 23 2015
Nova Scotia government's health care restructuring legislation allows the existing health care unions to create province-wide collective bargaining agents.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Support the best case for Ontario beer retailing
Jan 23 2015
Send a message to your Ontario MPP, and set them straight on why The Beer Store is the best case for Ontario beer consumers, retail workers, families, and communities.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Fraser Institute gets it wrong -- again
Jan 21 2015
The Fraser Institute's latest attack on wages and benefits for working people shows how out of touch with economic reality the right-wing organization is.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Victory! Supreme Court reinforces right to join a union
Jan 21 2015
The Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision on January 16, 2015 that reinforces workers' rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining with their employer.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Gender Matters: A virtual discussion on violence against women
Jan 21 2015
The YWCA is partnering with the National Film Board of Canada to host a one-hour panel discussion on this and the current state of gender equality in North America.
Council of Canadians
B.C.'s Tsal'alh becomes first Blue Indigenous Community
Jan 19 2015
Tsal'alh has joined the 15 Blue Communities in Canada and three international Blue Communities, in Switzerland and Brazil, that are taking action to ensure the human right to water is respected.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers push ahead with Criminal Code enforcement campaign
Jan 19 2015
Short jail terms for two corporate directors implicated in a workplace death are a step in the right direction but do not address the crying need to enforce the Criminal Code.
Sierra Club of Canada
Please urge Ontario to stand strong on bee-killing pesticides
Jan 19 2015
Ontario plans to restrict the use of bee-killing pesticides. However, a recent meeting is leaving this in limbo.