Socialist Worker
Bombardier: We need mass transit not mass layoffs
May 19 2015
Due to reduced demand of business jets, Bombardier is laying off 1,750 workers -- including 1,000 in Montreal and nearly 500 in Toronto -- at a time when we need thousands of climate jobs.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Lights. Camera. Action Plan.
May 19 2015
When a Harper cabinet minister gets inspired by a grocery store commercial, it costs the rest of us money. Why are taxpayers footing the bill for advertising that doesn't play by the rules?
Ontario Health Coalition
Homecare Roadmap has potential, but beware of some dangerous pitfalls
May 19 2015
The Ontario government's plan to reform home care is short on details. The broad steps outlined in it contain potential for a strong and progressive vision to emerge, but there are also perils.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
B.C.'s child protection system is stretched to breaking point
May 15 2015
The latest report by the Representative for Children and Youth is a tragic story full of missed opportunities for intervention.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Canadian corporations hoarding record amounts in offshore tax havens
May 15 2015
n 2014, Canadian corporations sent nearly $200 billion offshore, costing us nearly $8 billion in tax revenue.
United Steelworkers
Beer drinkers to make 'Bottles Not Cans' pledge on long weekend
May 15 2015
This holiday weekend beer drinkers across Canada will pledge to buy their suds in bottles instead of cans, to support Toronto factory workers on strike for 20 months.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
New mailboxes graded 'D' for dangerous
May 13 2015
A disturbingly high number of safety concerns and personal injuries are being reported by those who have lost their home delivery and been forced to transition to Canada Post's new mega-mailboxes.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Exploited migrant workers being used as election pawns
May 13 2015
In a cynical, yet typical attempt to court votes with an ethnic community, Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed the Philippines' President Benigno Aquino for a cross Canada tour this weekend.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Beyond tampons: How tax policy fails women
May 13 2015
Every year the CRA collects an estimated $36 million from federal tax on tampons. That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a tax system that fails many women.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the numbers: Injuries at work
May 11 2015
Every year, thousands of Canadians are killed or injured on the job. Workers in Canada today are four times more likely to die at work than they are to be murdered.
Inter Pares
On May 12, pledge to make Canada open for justice!
May 11 2015
If your child was sick, your family's safety in danger, you were being kicked out of your home, what would you do?
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
School Boards value convenience over students and teachers
May 11 2015
In their rush to manage new expectations put on our schools, school boards have opted for convenient, expedient solutions rather than ones that put students first or that respect their teachers.
Mining Watch
Investment agreements threaten people and environment from El Salvador to Canada
May 8 2015
A Salvadoran delegation will visit Canada next week to discuss how investor-state arbitration threatens democratic decision-making, public health and the environment here and beyond our borders.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Budget bill violates collective bargaining rights, legislates sick leave
May 8 2015
The bill authorizes Treasury Board to modify collective agreements to remove sick leave and impose a short- and long-term disability plan outside of collective agreements.
Inter Pares
The future of international solidarity
May 8 2015
On April 30, over a hundred supporters and activists from Ottawa and around the world joined the event "The Future of International Solidarity: An open dialogue."
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Unionization key to Canadian middle class economics
May 6 2015
The share of unionized workers in Canada has dropped by only two percent over the past generation, but union representation dramatically affects workers' ability to move up the middle class ladder.
Hospital Employees' Union
Communities speak out against privatization of hospital laundry services
May 6 2015
Nearly 12,000 British Columbians have signed a petition calling on the provincial government to cancel plans by the Interior Health Authority to privatize hospital laundry services.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Tough on crime policies are really just dumb on crime
May 6 2015
A new report by the Public Services Foundation of Canada shows that our provincial jails are chronically overcrowded, with terrible consequences for all of us.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Vote for the change you believe in
May 4 2015
After a decade of Conservatives, middle class families are working harder and falling further behind. Harper Conservatives have taken Canada in the wrong direction.
Food Secure Canada
WHO classifies glyphosate as 'probably carcinogenic to humans'
May 4 2015
The world's most widely used pesticide, glyphosate (commonly sold as Roundup), has been under the microscope lately.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Former head of the federal public service blasts austerity
May 1 2015
Austerity is toxic and damages people. It has a crushing impact on the most vulnerable people in society and limits opportunities for all of us.
Canadian Health Coalition
Court challenge to public health care could impact all Canadians
May 1 2015
Medicare as we know it is being challenged in the British Columbia Supreme Court. Colleen Fuller outlines this most recent and serious attack on public health in Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Proposed Hydro One privatization eerily similar to Nova Scotia Power sell-off
May 1 2015
Today, electricity prices in Nova Scotia are higher than in any other province.
Socialist Worker
Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean: Blood on Harper's hands
Apr 29 2015
Harper's policies are complicity, waging wars that drive people from their homelands, and preventing their safe welcome.
Unifor
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley calls on Albertans to make history
Apr 29 2015
"It's time for change with new ideas -- the idea that the wealthiest among us contribute just a little bit more," said Notley.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Living wage rises again in 2015; federal policies leave families struggling to cover basics
Apr 29 2015
The wage needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver is $20.68 per hour. The hourly wage that two working parents with two young children must earn to meet their basic expenses.
Ontario Health Coalition
Ontario budget: Devastating hospital cuts threaten safety of patients
Apr 27 2015
The hospital cuts are resulting in accelerated privatization, hardship for patients and unsafe hospital overcrowding.
Food Secure Canada
Food security groups agree on Cecil Street statement
Apr 27 2015
Participants agreed that all Canadians have the right to food, as an essential part of enjoying their right to an adequate standard of living, as recognized in international law.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO receives 'no board' report from Minister of Labour
Apr 27 2015
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario has received a 'no board' report from the Minister of Labour, putting ETFO in a legal strike position as of May 10, 2015.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Budget balances the needs of the 1% against everyone else
Apr 24 2015
Harper's Conservatives introduced a budget more concerned with the continued gutting of services in order to squeeze out a balanced budget to bolster their re-election campaign.