Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Research exposes the costs of cutting home delivery
Jun 12 2015
A paper by CUPW shows conclusively how Canada Post's cutbacks are creating expensive problems, including costs for municipal residents and health care.
Food Secure Canada
Student food insecurity and the future of education
Jun 12 2015
Post-secondary students are one of the fastest growing groups of food bank users.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Halifax Water continues to use misleading figures, low ball tactics with ratepayers
Jun 12 2015
Halifax Water continues to use misleading figures in its communication with ratepayers and the public about the current work stoppage.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Minister O'Toole attempts to silence veterans
Jun 10 2015
The federal government is attempting to silence veterans who are speaking out about the devastating impact of Veterans Affairs office closures.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Manitoba first in country to offer PTSD coverage to all workers
Jun 10 2015
Changes would make coverage accessible to all workers under the Workers Compensation Act.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
OPSBA wants more control of teachers but it can't manage report card marks
Jun 10 2015
Ontario elementary public school teachers are providing report card marks to school boards. Parents need to ask why school boards may not be able to provide those marks to students at the end of this
Inter Pares
Parliamentary Friends of Burma reconstitutes on Parliament Hill
Jun 8 2015
Dedicated to exchanging ideas and promoting the expansion of relations between Canada and Burma, while also working to advance governance and human rights in Burma.
United Food and Commercial Workers
The Senate should pass Bill C-279 without amendments and without delay
Jun 8 2015
An amendment passed by a Senate committee would weaken Bill C-279 protection, and would allow federal agencies discretionary power and impunity to discriminate against transgendered Canadians.
Unifor
Key strategies identified for better jobs in Canada
Jun 8 2015
In the face of continued weakness in Canada's employment outlook, a unique roundtable of labour, business, student and community leaders says Canada must use its rich resources to create good jobs.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Union demands straight answers from Canada Post
Jun 5 2015
Canada Post management re-confirmed with Hamilton local CUPW leadership today that there is no set date for implementation of their service cuts in Hamilton.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Public service unions unite to condemn Bill C-59
Jun 5 2015
Bill C-59 gives the Conservative government the power to amend certain provisions in federal government employee contracts unilaterally without having to negotiate changes with their unions.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Right-wing interest group claims on public sector wages baseless
Jun 5 2015
Claims that public sector workers make significantly more than their private sector counterparts are simply untrue.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
TFSA analysis in Budget 2015 does a number on Canadians
Jun 3 2015
The federal budget's claims regarding who would benefit from doubling the Tax Free Savings Account annual contribution ceiling exclude key contextual data thereby leading to erroneous conclusions.
National Union of Public and General Employees
National action plan to address violence against women voted down in Parliament
Jun 3 2015
A motion to create a national plan to address the rising problem of violence against women was introduced in the House of Commons on May 28 by NDP member of Parliament Niki Ashton.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the numbers: Growth of Canadian debt
Jun 1 2015
The proportion of Canadian households in debt and the amount owed has grown in just over a decade according to a new Statistics Canada report.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO condemns the imposition of back–to–work legislation
Jun 1 2015
"The legislation that was passed accomplishes nothing more than to inflame a situation that's already rife with animosity and distrust."
Unifor
Landmark human rights ruling highlights systemic abuse of temporary foreign workers
Jun 1 2015
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found Presteve Foods Limited discriminated against two women from Mexico working under the TFWP.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF to resume local strike actions June 10
May 29 2015
"We emphatically maintain that these strikes have always been about local issues and our members in Durham, Rainbow and Peel will be back on the picket lines on June 10."
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Representative for Children and Youth calls for reopening of VYCC
May 29 2015
The BCGEU wants the provincial government to act on the recommendations of B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth who is calling for the reopening of the Victoria Youth Custody Centre.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Conservative government's CPP proposal a smoke and mirrors scheme
May 29 2015
Minister Oliver's CPP announcement has to be seen for what it really is: a feeble attempt by the Conservative government to blunt the repeated calls for CPP reform.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
B.C. government plans for LNG exports jeopardize energy security
May 27 2015
As the B.C. and federal governments continue to push for LNG development and export, a major new study details the consequences of ramping up fracking.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Sweeping back-to-work legislation a throwback to Bill 115
May 27 2015
The sweeping back-to-work legislation imposed by the government on secondary school teachers in Ontario region is a blatant infringement of teachers' constitutionally protected right to strike.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Conservative CPP scheme an ineffective half-measure, offers little for Canadian workers
May 27 2015
The Conservatives' announced planned consultations on allowing for voluntary individual contributions to the Canada Pension Plan will not lead to any real help for workers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Study says union membership builds middle class stability
May 25 2015
A new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study reveals that union membership can be a key factor to building middle class stability.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Spike in DUIs spells caution on expanded alcohol availability
May 25 2015
A dramatic increase in the number of alcohol-related charges over the Victoria Day weekend should be a warning to the Wynne government that increasing alcohol availability comes with consequences.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Corporate Canada's $199 billion secret
May 25 2015
Luxembourg has been a prime destination for Canadians looking for a tax haven.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post executives have some explaining to do
May 22 2015
Canada Post's annual public meeting in Ottawa is billed as an opportunity for Canadians to "speak directly to senior leaders of the company about present and future policies and direction."
Canadian Health Coalition
Health-care advocates expect federal leadership
May 22 2015
Health-care advocates are making it clear to MPs that health care will be a vote-deciding issue in the upcoming federal election.
Food Secure Canada
Health and scientific community bands together to make nutrition a priority
May 22 2015
More than four out of five Canadians support health warnings on unhealthy foods, legislated sodium reduction and subsidies on fresh fruits and vegetables.