Unifor
McNeil government continues to show lack of respect for workers' rights with Bill 148
Dec 16 2015
The Nova Scotia Liberal government has shown once again that it has no respect for workers' collective bargaining rights and that it will continue to use the hammer of its majority to attack fairness.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Wait times for welfare phone line soar
Dec 16 2015
Recent media reports have exposed the soaring wait times experienced by people seeking welfare assistance from the Ministry for Social Development and Social Innovation.
Council of Canadians
Duffy testimony should spark new investigation into 2011 election fraud
Dec 16 2015
In the wake of recent allegations made by Mike Duffy, the Council of Canadians is calling on the Commissioner of Canada Elections to re-open the investigation into the 2011 election fraud.
Socialist Worker
After Paris: Climate change or system change?
Dec 14 2015
The climate accord is not historic, but the growing climate justice movement is.
Upstream
Investment in education is preventative medicine
Dec 14 2015
In most developed parts of the world, education is considered an investment -- not an expense.
United Steelworkers
Celebrating 25 years of Women of Steel
Dec 14 2015
Women's activism and involvement in the union had begun earlier, particularly during the feminist wave of the 1970s and 1980s.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
New study reveals the most and least expensive Canadian cities for child care
Dec 11 2015
The study examines median unsubsidized child care fees in Canada's biggest 27 cities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW Canada and allies unite to welcome Syrian refugees
Dec 11 2015
UFCW Canada and allies have reaffirmed their united commitment to welcome and support the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their new home of Canada.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Bill 115 court challenge to protect democratic rights of education workers resumes Monday
Dec 11 2015
The Ontario government's Bill 115 stripped the education sector of its right to bargain collectively and violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Time for a CRA housecleaning
Dec 9 2015
Before memories fade of Harper and this awful ordeal, there are some critical house-cleaning items to take care of.
Hospital Employees' Union
Human Rights Day recognizes diversity around the world
Dec 9 2015
Since 1950 activists around the globe use this day as a reminder of the immense work still required to secure human rights protections for all citizens of the world.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Sask. government review of its response to wildfires misses key factors
Dec 9 2015
Government decisions to the emergency management resources contributed to the mishandling of the 2015 wildfire crisis in Saskatchewan.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
'Liberals, bring back our home delivery for the holidays,' union urges
Dec 7 2015
"It's not too late to bring back our home delivery for the holidays," said Mike Palecek.
Unifor
Changes needed to address precarious work
Dec 7 2015
With few jobs available, workers are too often forced to choose between unemployment and precarious jobs with little prospect for building a decent life for their families.
Council of Canadians
Environmental health expert raises critical questions about Energy East's oil storage tank and export terminal in Saint John
Dec 7 2015
"TransCanada evaluates only a subset of compounds people may be exposed to and fails to adequately explain why certain reference guidelines were chosen from one jurisdiction over another."
Canadian Health Coalition
Health-care advocates send strong message to new government
Dec 4 2015
This week health-care advocatesare sending a message to our newly elected government -- we expect strong action to preserve and expand our public health-care system!
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Victory! Government to re-open nine Veterans Affairs offices within one year
Dec 4 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds the federal government's decision to re-open Veterans Affairs offices in nine cities within one year.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Remember their names, work for change
Dec 4 2015
December 6 is commemorated each year as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Government continues to hide content of original Throness report on prison safety
Dec 2 2015
The BCGEU is appealing the release of a heavily redacted first draft of MLA Laurie Throness' report on prison safety.
Inter Pares
Take a stand for women's equality in Guatemala
Dec 2 2015
Alongside other Mayan women leaders, Blanca is promoting women's equality in Guatemala. Will you help her?
Mining Watch
Tahoe Resources' former security manager turns fugitive
Dec 2 2015
On Monday, plaintiffs in the criminal case against Tahoe Resources' former security manager, Alberto Rotondo, were informed that he had escaped police custody.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Corporate tax cuts have contributed to slower economic growth
Nov 30 2015
Corporate income tax (CIT) cuts have not only failed to lead to faster growth, there is evidence to suggest that CIT rate reductions contributed to slower growth.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Child and family poverty still on rise in Nova Scotia
Nov 30 2015
Child and family poverty in Nova Scotia has increased. The most recent data reveal that 37,650 children, more than 1 in 5, were living in poverty in 2013.
Sierra Club of Canada
Canada is broiling. Premiers know it. Now it's up to us.
Nov 30 2015
Scientists had an urgent message for the politicians, and it's up to you and me to make sure they do something about it.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO joins calls for public hearings on Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
Nov 26 2015
"Such trade deals have restricted our government's ability to regulate in the public interest while at the same time protecting and privileging the interests of multinational corporations," said ETFO.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Who belongs to Canada's low-tax club?
Nov 26 2015
Did you know that at least five top Canadian companies pay less than five per cent corporate income tax?
Food Secure Canada
Next steps for a national food policy in Canada
Nov 26 2015
There's no question we are in a different place with regards to food policy with the election of the Trudeau government.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov 25 2015
With the election of a Liberal government, there is an opportunity to correct many of the harmful measures instituted under the previous Conservative government.
Hospital Employees' Union
No case for privatizing IHA laundry, says expert
Nov 25 2015
The Interior Health Authority (IHA) has failed to establish a valid business case for privatizing hospital laundry services, according to a Simon Fraser University economist. - See more at: http://www
United Food and Commercial Workers
After years of inaction, Alberta finally does the right thing for farm workers
Nov 25 2015
Agriculture workers in Alberta will finally have the same workplace rights and protections that other workers in the province have enjoyed for decades, thanks to new legislation.