Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Big banks can lobby all they want but postal banking is still on the table
Jul 14 2016
Big banks raked in a $35-billion profit last year by "gouging" Canadians with high fees. No wonder they oppose postal banking!
National Union of Public and General Employees
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador tops list of worst privateers in Canada
Jul 14 2016
This year's award goes to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for privatizing adult basic education.
Unifor
Young workers show that action can make a difference
Jul 14 2016
Over the weekend, 130 young workers came together to take action and fight for a better, socially just world.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
CUPW has no plans to issue 72-hour strike notice
Jul 12 2016
The latest update from CUPW shows the Union is committed to negotiating in good faith. But Canada Post Corporation still won't budge on key issues.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Thousands attend Steinbach Manitoba's first Pride
Jul 12 2016
Steinbach Manitoba is often portrayed as part of the province's "Bible Belt." Though the area's conservative MPs and MLAs refused to show up, over 3,000 people did anyway.
Harrowsmith Now
Why does Nikola Tesla matter?
Jul 12 2016
There's some serious Tesla love in Southern Ontario. On July 10, Hamilton renamed the former Burlington St., Nikola Tesla Boulevard. And his biggerst fans gathered for the Tesla Electric Festival.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers call for one-month cooling-off period, 'intensive negotiations'
Jul 8 2016
Postal workers are proposing a 30 day period of negotiations and have offered to drop an unfair labour practices complaint filed against Canada Post if management agrees to the union's proposal.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The TPP's impact on the Canadian automotive industry
Jul 8 2016
The devil is in the details. The TPP threatens the Canadian automotive industry with relocation of assembly plants to the United States.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Why no conservative outrage over Saskatchewan's credit downgrade?
Jul 8 2016
When Ontario and Alberta credit ratings were downgraded, the screams from right-wing media and politicians were deafening. But in Saskatchewan all we can hear is silent hypocrisy.
Canadian Labour Congress
Trudeau government must put an end to Canada Post's pension attack
Jul 6 2016
Canada Post is set to lock out 50,000 postal workers as early as Friday. In spite of long-standing profits, Canada Post wants to impose unfair wages and undermine pensions for future generations.
Socialist Worker
15 plus: Quebec's fight for $15 an hour
Jul 6 2016
The fight for a $15 minimum wage, which has spread to hundreds of cities across North America, was the direct inspiration for an unlimited strike that shut down Montreal's Old Port.
Council of Canadians
CETA vulnerable to defeat
Jul 6 2016
Thanks to Brexit and the fact that our largest EU trading partner is no longer in CETA, the Council of Canadians is calling on Trudeau to do a proper cost-benefit analysis of CETA.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post shutting the door on tens of thousands of Canadian workers
Jul 5 2016
Canada Post has just served notice on fifty thousand Canadian workers that it plans to drive them out onto the streets without pay in an effort to impose steep concessions on them.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Working poverty in Metro Vancouver
Jul 5 2016
We are often told that the solution to poverty is for the poor to “get a job” or for various sectors to create more jobs. But this CCPA study finds that a job is not a guaranteed path out of poverty.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Pride action by Black Lives Matter important for LGBTQ+ communities
Jul 5 2016
The Black Lives Matter action at the Toronto Pride Parade helped bring about change and gave voice to so many who are increasingly marginalized by how Pride is currently being run.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
No Canada Post strike before July 5
Jul 1 2016
The CUPW National Executive Board decided not to file a 72-hour strike on Thursday. Updates on the potential job action are expected on Tuesday July 5.
Canadian Labour Congress
Rest of Canada must follow Alberta's lead on minimum wage
Jul 1 2016
The Fight for 15 campaign scored a huge victory with the announcement that Alberta will introduce a $15 minimum wage. The Canadian Labour Congress wants the rest of the country to follow suit.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Only 7 full time park rangers patrol 14 million hectares of protected areas in British Columbia
Jul 1 2016
Public concern is mounting over the BC government's reckless disregard for protected parklands as only 7 rangers patrol an area the size of Denmark, Costa Rica, and Switzerland combined.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians demands OHIP for all
Jun 28 2016
Today, the Council of Canadians dropped banners off overpasses in Toronto and set up a pirate radio station for commuters to learn about the 200,000 Ontarians without access to public health care.
United Steelworkers
Essar Global's elimination from industry restructuring 'potentially devastating': steelworkers
Jun 28 2016
The U.S. Steel Canada (USSC) board of directors has reportedly rejected Essar Global as a bidder for USSC, which has been operating under creditor protection since 2014.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers overwhelmingly vote to support equity, improvements and no concessions
Jun 28 2016
The results are in! Urban and rural postal carriers voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike activities.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF urges caution on Workforce Expert Panel report
Jun 24 2016
Teachers are very concerned about the Ontario government's proposals that could allow agencies funded by corporate interests involved in the development of curriculum in the province's public schools.
Mining Watch
Barrick once again ignores human rights victims
Jun 24 2016
A human rights group in Papua New Guinea alleges that no progress has been made on the claims of 256 victims of Barrick PJV security personnel.
United Steelworkers
USW and Philippine labour association to assess Telus in Philippines
Jun 24 2016
Telus regards itself as a good employer in the global south, including the Philippines, but the USW and Philippine labour groups will put that assertion to the test.
National Union of Public and General Employees
CPP expansion is a good start, but labour will keep fighting for retirement security of all Canadians
Jun 23 2016
From the inception of its campaign, the labour movement has been advocating a 100% increase in CPP benefits, but the new government agreement will only see benefits increase by a little more than 33%.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Reconciliation and the pillar of restoration
Jun 23 2016
Reconciliation within a workplace environment is about inclusion, belonging, dignity and respect. The UFCW has released a toolkit to educate workers about Indigenous self-determination.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
An over-the-top exemption: it's time to fairly tax and regulate the new internet media services
Jun 23 2016
Netflix and YouTube, with no physical presence in Canada, enjoy an artificial advantage over Canadian competitors because they do not collect and remit sales taxes and often do not pay income tax.
Canadian Labour Congress
Celebrating National Aboriginal Day
Jun 21 2016
Today the Canadian Labour Congress joins Indigenous communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Indigenous Peoples are #ThirstyforJustice
Jun 21 2016
PSAC launches its #ThirstyforJustice campaign today that calls on the federal government to provide safe drinking water for all Indigenous Peoples.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE welcomes CPP expansion deal
Jun 21 2016
After years of labour agitation, the federal, provincial and territorial governments have finally taken action and reached an agreeement for a modest expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.