Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Alternative Federal Budget 2016: Time to move on
Mar 11 2016
This year's AFB would lift 1.1 million Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost economic growth, and, result in 520,000 new jobs, bringing unemployment rate to 6 per cent.
Socialist Worker
Quebec's fight against austerity: what's next?
Mar 11 2016
The development of the Common Front, as well as the community resistance supporting it, represents the most militant expression of the labour movement in Canada in recent history.
National Union of Public and General Employees
NAPE tackles privatization in new ad series
Mar 11 2016
NAPE President Jerry Earle: "We have Premier Dwight Ball on the record there and in the media several times since committing to no privatization of public services. We intend to keep him to his word."
Canadians for Tax Fairness
CRA dealmakers ignored advice from staff
Mar 9 2016
Their bosses didn't listen when CRA staff argued that they should pursue a criminal investigation or at least impose large penalties on KPMG clients caught using an offshore tax-avoidance scheme.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW Canada applauds new Manitoba domestic violence workplace leave legislation
Mar 9 2016
The government of Manitoba passed Bill 8, which provides victims of domestic violence up to five days of paid workplace leave and up to 17 weeks of unpaid leave with a right-to-return to work.
Unifor
Public debate needed on TPP, Unifor tells trade committee
Mar 9 2016
There are serious concerns with the TPP that can only be addressed with a full and open debate among Canadians about the deal, Unifor President Jerry Dias told a government committee yesterday.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Making women count: The unequal economics of women's work
Mar 8 2016
This study, co-published by CCPA and Oxfam Canada, looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality, including the burden of unpaid work and more.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post's underclass of women workers
Mar 8 2016
Compared to their mostly male letter carrier counterparts in urban areas, rural and suburban mail carriers, 70 per cent of whom are women, earn 20 per cent less for doing the same work.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Celebrate International Women's Day
Mar 8 2016
International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York.
Canadian Labour Congress
David Suzuki joins with CLC to support a One Million Climate Jobs plan
Mar 4 2016
The Canadian Labour Congress is proposing a plan that will help Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by one third by creating over one million sustainable climate jobs.
Mining Watch
Urgent Action: Urge immediate protection for Gustavo Castro, injured during the assassination of Berta Cáceres
Mar 4 2016
Early yesterday morning, March 3, armed individuals forcibly entered and assassinated Honduran activist Berta Cáceres in her home in La Esperanza. Gustavo Castro Soto was injured during the attack.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians protest as first ministers fail to take needed action on climate change
Mar 4 2016
The Council of Canadians Vancouver-Burnaby, Surrey-White Rock-Langley and Delta-Richmond chapters took part in a rally outside the first ministers summit on climate change yesterday.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
On International Women's Day we call for justice for our sisters
Mar 2 2016
The federal government recently announced a national inquiry into the cases of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Website launched to protest tax agreement with Quebec mayors
Mar 2 2016
Philippe Couillard signed a partnership agreement with mayors throughout Quebec which would consequently nullify workers' right to collective bargaining and strike action.
Hospital Employees' Union
HEU condemns Interior Health decision to privatize hospital laundry services
Mar 2 2016
Patients and surgical teams rely on timely, sterile linens. Privatizing a public, in-house hospital service that the Interior Health Authority admits is running efficiently doesn't make sense.
Upstream
We must address Canada's Indigenous suicide epidemic
Mar 1 2016
Our lives are intimately bound to the historical relationships between what we've come to know as Canada, the state of colonialism, and Indigenous nations.
Unifor
Massive school bus contract flip shows system's instability
Mar 1 2016
The flipping of more than 450 Toronto-area school bus routes yesterday shows how unstable a system Ontario has for handing out such contracts, and will only get worse.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Wealth transfer in budget is the biggest unreported story in Ontario
Mar 1 2016
Liberal budgets since the recession have focused on cutting public services and pouring money into privatized infrastructure projects.
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Nurses to Health Canada: Deny licenses to all paid blood and plasma donation corporations
Feb 26 2016
A letter from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions to the Minister of Health Jane Philpott on the commercialization of the Canadian blood supply system.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Covered Bridge Potato Chips strike campaign hits the airwaves
Feb 26 2016
Workers at Covered Bridge were forced out on strike on January 5, because over the past two years the company has said "NO" to paying a fair living wage and recognizing basic workplace rights.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers welcome NDP bill for worker fairness
Feb 26 2016
If passed, this law will stop the unfairness of employers using replacement workers during strikes and lockouts.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
It's time to think big -- it's time to Leap
Feb 24 2016
This is a leap year, and February 29 is Leap Day. To celebrate, the Leap Manifesto is being re-launched on Leap Day with a special announcement by CUPW.
Upstream
Food bank stats don't tell the story of food insecurity
Feb 24 2016
'Food insecurity' refers to the inadequate access to food because of financial constraints -- and it's a larger problem in Canada than most realize.
Council of Canadians
ISDS must be rejected to protect the climate: Council of Canadians co-released paper
Feb 24 2016
The Council of Canadians, Friends of the Earth Europe, and eleven other groups based around the world have released a new 8-page paper titled Oil Corporations Vs. Climate. Read it here.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE Local 79 says work to rule begins today
Feb 22 2016
Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees began work to rule action this morning, as a deal with the City of Toronto was not concluded by 12:01 a.m.
Socialist Worker
Troop trainers are combat troops:
 Stop Trudeau’s escalating war
Feb 22 2016
For more than a decade we have been told that just a little more bombing or training would solve the problems the West created.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
How 7 fair tax options could make a $50 billion difference
Feb 22 2016
We've let the principles of fair taxation slide. Tax-dodging has become commonplace because of staff cuts and under-capacity at the CRA and not taking serious action to counter tax havens.
Fair Vote Canada
PR 101 and unpacking ranked ballots
Feb 19 2016
The new Liberal government has promised that 2015 was the last election using first-past-the-post. Fair Vote Canada invites you to join a two part webinar on voting Sunday February 21 at 7 PM EST.
Unifor
For-profit plasma clinic goes against report on patient safety
Feb 19 2016
Saskatchewan is opening the first for-profit plasma donation clinic in the country. But this isn't even the first attempt by the private company Canadian Plasma Resources to set up for-profit clinics.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Nova Scotia government retreats from changes to Seniors' Pharmacare Program
Feb 19 2016
Seniors, advocacy groups, labour unions and health coalitions have been organizing against the government of Nova Scotia's proposed changes to its Seniors' Pharmacare Program. Looks like it worked.