B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Liberals claim budget surplus as public services continue to dwindle
Feb 18 2015
B.C. budget continues to underfund government services and rely on regressive fees to create revenue rather than progressive taxes.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
New survey shows EI reforms hurting the public, workers
Feb 18 2015
A recent survey of Service Canada's front line workers in Quebec paints a troubling picture of frustrated clients and poor morale for workers due to drastic changes to the EI program.
Hospital Employees' Union
B.C.'s health-care needs sold short in provincial budget that lacks vision
Feb 18 2015
Despite critical needs to invest in seniors' care, upgrade health infrastructure, and address hospital overcrowding, the provincial government has tabled another budget that shortchanges BCers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Rising food prices in Canada
Feb 16 2015
Canadians can expect to pay more for the price of food this year, largely due to the falling value of the Canadian loonie against the U.S. dollar.
United Steelworkers
'Buy America' fight hides Harper's job-policy failures
Feb 16 2015
A federal government serious about supporting Canadian jobs would apply some form of 'Buy Canada' provisions to multi-billion dollar, publicly funded infrastructure projects across the country.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Paying more with privatization
Feb 16 2015
A recent Global News report revealed that privatizing food services in Saskatchewan correction facilities will increase costs.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Bad math shouldn't force school closures
Feb 13 2015
New report exposes huge flaws in the numbers behind the government's push to close schools.
Council of Canadians
Support the call for an inquiry on Murdered and Missing Indigenous women
Feb 13 2015
Over the past 30 years, 1,026 Indigenous women have been murdered and 160 are missing. This must stop.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Black history about more than one month
Feb 13 2015
A student shouldn't have to wait for a specific day or month to celebrate and find empowerment in the freedom to be who they are.
Food Secure Canada
Farmers' rights are an election issue!
Feb 11 2015
If passed, Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, will undermine Canada's food sovereignty and exacerbate food insecurity.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
'Obsessed with Secrecy': The inside story of HSBC's Canadian clients
Feb 11 2015
New details are out about how one of the world's largest banks appears to have helped clients hide assets and game the system. And it isn't pretty.
Sierra Club of Canada
Pest Control Products Act 'act'
Feb 11 2015
Government members of the Federal Standing Committee on Health are using their majority to force a very quick review of the Pest Control Products Act.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Modern free trade era produced slower growth and greater income inequality
Feb 9 2015
The defining features of the Canadian economy during the NAFTA era have been slower GDP growth, a surge in corporate concentration and heightened income inequality.
Hospital Employees' Union
Health-care workers campaign for YES vote in transit referendum
Feb 9 2015
The Hospital Employees' Union has joined the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition advocating for a 'yes' vote in the upcoming referendum.
Mining Watch
'Business as usual' cannot continue: Mount Polley report on tailings dam safety
Feb 9 2015
The federal and B.C. provincial government needs to heed the warnings of the Mount Polley report and implement its recommendations.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Government employee survey shows harassment, impact of job cuts
Feb 6 2015
The 2014 Public Service Employee Survey recently released continues to demonstrate the negative impact of public service cuts.
National Union of Public and General Employees
#WeHaveAPlan to tackle poverty but does the federal government?
Feb 6 2015
Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada was created to make Canada poverty-free, socially secure and cohesive by 2020.
Unifor
Ontario government sells GM share
Feb 6 2015
What will this mean for GM manufacturing in Ontario?
Council of Canadians
With C-50, Conservatives hope to deter expat Canadians from voting
Feb 4 2015
Bill C-50 purpose is to prevent many Canadians living overseas from voting, despite a recent court decision upholding their right to do so.
Socialist Worker
Fight for fifteen!
Feb 4 2015
Activists in B.C. are fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
February is Black History Month
Feb 4 2015
This year, Black History Month comes at a critical moment for human rights and equality in North America.
United Steelworkers
Supreme Court votes for workers' rights
Feb 2 2015
The Supreme Court held that the freedom of association provision protects the right to strike, finding it an essential part of meaningful collective bargaining.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Evidence pointing to Mexico blacklisting migrant workers in Canada stands
Feb 2 2015
For the second time, Mexico's claim of sovereign immunity has failed to convince a B.C. court to quash evidence.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Mt. Polley report confirms failure of industry self-regulation
Feb 2 2015
The failure of the Mt. Polley tailings dam design calls into question the government's industrial design review process.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Premiers must make fairness a priority
Jan 30 2015
"We're calling on the premiers to do what Prime Minister Stephen Harper won't: help the struggling middle class."
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Hundreds of students and workers unite to fight cuts at U of M
Jan 30 2015
Campus labour and student groups at the University of Manitoba held a rally on January 27 in opposition to major across-the-board cuts.
Sierra Club of Canada
If you think about it, that's how we got a country...
Jan 30 2015
Canada's Premiers are meeting in Ottawa January 30, and Harper's not going. That's too bad because it just might be the biggest climate change meeting ever in Canada.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Climate change means new deal needed for resource workers
Jan 28 2015
What does the transition away from fossil fuels mean for workers -- and their families and communities -- who rely on the coal, oil and natural gas industries?
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Montrealers call on Canada Post and Conservatives to stop service cuts
Jan 28 2015
Montrealers want to keep their door-to-door delivery and they’re concerned about the consequences of losing it.
Food Secure Canada
Food is a federal election issue
Jan 28 2015
How can we get food issues on the political agenda this federal election?