Council of Canadians
After paying for town's silence on Energy East pipeline, TransCanada lawyers told to 'cease and desist'
Jul 16 2014
Reacting to revelations that TransCanada Corp. paid for the Town of Mattawa’s silence, the Council of Canadians delivered a “cease and desist” letter to TransCanada’s lawyers.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Sick leave in the public sector: a reality check
Jul 16 2014
The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. No way!
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers speak out against Harper's privatization plan
Jul 14 2014
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is reacting angrily to news that the Prime Minister's office recently researched the privatization of public postal services.
Sierra Club of Canada
Psst... government secrets can hurt you
Jul 14 2014
Governments feed us a lot of malarkey about why secrecy is essential, but 9 times out of 10 there’s no justifiable reason.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Flash mob held to protect air passenger safety
Jul 11 2014
After Transport Canada granted an exemption to Air Canada to operate with fewer flight attendants, people took a stand against federal government and airline industry plans to weaken passenger safety.
Council of Canadians
FAQs: The fight to protect the human right to water in Detroit
Jul 11 2014
What is happening in Detroit? Here is a breakdown of the situation and the most frequently asked questions.
Food Secure Canada
Food and children: A national issue?
Jul 11 2014
How can we massage the food/child issue to see it as a national issue? - See more at: http://foodsecurecanada.org/resources-news/blogs-discussions/food-and-children-national-issue#sthash.zpqY6twp.dpuf
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Defend workers' rights
Jul 9 2014
The Conservative government is attacking our right to collective bargaining and our right to defend ourselves in the workplace. We need to take action!
Socialist Worker
The FIFA World Cup is killing the beautiful game
Jul 9 2014
Football is the world's game. But capitalism is undermining sports with repressive regimes, corporate profits and racism.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Negative perceptions of Wal Mart hurting retailer's business in U.S.
Jul 9 2014
A new survey shows that Wal Mart's mistreatment of its employees is harming the company's reputation among consumers and causing some loyal customers to shop elsewhere.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Fact sheet: Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Jul 7 2014
Confused about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program? Here is a break down of the changes and what they mean.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Supreme Court makes landmark ruling on land title rights
Jul 7 2014
A major ruling by the Superme Court of Canada will have serious implications for the Conservative government's plans to proceed with the Northern Gateway Pipeline, among other projects.
United Steelworkers
Workers' rights weakened in Newfoundland and Labrador
Jul 7 2014
The provincial Conservatives and Liberals have taken a page out of Stephen Harper's ideological playbook to weaken workers' rights and increase inequality in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Council of Canadians
Witnessing a war on the earth, and being part of a growing movement to stop it
Jul 2 2014
The final Healing Walk in Fort McMurray Alberta took place last weekend. The walk calls fourth to end the destruction of the land from Tar Sands expansion and to begin the healing.
Mining Watch
Human rights organizations urge Canada to take action against corporate abuses in Ecuador
Jun 30 2014
A group of peasant farmers and Indigenous people affected by the first large-scale mining contract in Ecuador, urge the Canadian National Contact Point to immediately proceed with the case.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Historic victory for former Wal Mart associates in Jonquière, Que.
Jun 30 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that Wal Mart acted illegally when it laid off all 190 employees at its Jonquière store in February 2005.
United Steelworkers
Crown Holdings workers act globally to confront anti-union practices
Jun 30 2014
European unions and European Works Council members are denouncing anti-union actions in Turkey and Canada by Crown Holdings, one of the largest metal packaging companies in the world.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
With tax justice, we can end poverty and inequality
Jun 27 2014
Collective wealth comes from the taxes we all should pay. Tax havens, tax avoidance and regressive tax systems have steadily eroded this collective wealth. This has to stop.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
OPSEU stands firm on the anti-privatization of the LCBO
Jun 27 2014
OPSEU will redouble its efforts to keep the Crown corporation in public hands even as the Wynne government ponders asset sales to reduce the deficit.
Food Secure Canada
Raising the Bar on School Food Programs
Jun 27 2014
Can you imagine all students across Canada receiving a healthy, delicious, wholesome meal every day at school?
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Alberta government finally abandons P3 school construction
Jun 25 2014
The Alberta government has decided to build new schools in the traditional model, and abandon the so-called "public private partnership" approach.
Food Secure Canada
GM food study reignites call to overhaul Canada's regulations
Jun 25 2014
CBAN is calling on Health Canada to place a moratorium on approving new GM foods, to re-evaluate the safety of GM foods already on the market and to initiate a complete overhaul of the system.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Study on impact of Canada Post delivery cuts on vulnerable groups
Jun 25 2014
A study on the impact of ending door-to-door postal delivery on vulnerable populations, concluding that Canada Post should “take a step back” and look at alternatives to ending door-to-door delivery.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Kenney-Alexander Temporary Foreign Workers announcement fails to fix 'broken system'
Jun 23 2014
Canada's largest food workers' union says TFW program is "broken" and the announcement is just another knee-jerk response by the Harper Conservatives instead of real solution.
Socialist Worker
Pictou Landing First Nation battles environmental racism
Jun 23 2014
For 47 years, the Northern Pulp Mill has been dumping its untreated effluent into nearby Boat Harbour, in Mi’kma’Ki Territory, Nova Scotia. Enough is enough!
United Steelworkers
Forced to act, Conservatives still fail on Temporary Worker Program
Jun 23 2014
Long-promised changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced fall short of protecting good jobs for Canadians and will leave low-wage workers in the same vulnerable position as before.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Labour leaders call for action to support teachers
Jun 20 2014
Labour leaders have gathered in solidarity with the 40,000 teachers who are standing up for the rights of children to a quality public education by demanding a fair collective agreement.
Hospital Employees' Union
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day this June 21
Jun 20 2014
June 21 marks the day when Canadians come together to celebrate the unique heritage, traditions and contributions First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples bring to our country's culture.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO donates $100,000 to the B.C. Teachers' Federation
Jun 20 2014
OSSTF/FEESO President Paul Elliott said, “the attack on public education in British Columbia is an attack on us all, and OSSTF/FEESO will continue to stand in solidarity with BCTF.”
Sierra Club of Canada
Northern Gateway: Isn't it time to reject the past and embrace the future?
Jun 18 2014
The federal cabinet approved the Northern Gateway Tar Sands pipeline and it's a decision that could define our times. Why are we standing for this?