Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal banking to the rescue in both Canada and the U.S.
Jun 6 2014
A study of banks and payday lending companies in the U.S. and Canada shows a real need for a postal bank exists, especially in areas where post offices abound but few banks offer their services.
Fair Vote Canada
Make 2015 the last unfair election
Jun 6 2014
Canada's electoral system is failing democracy. We need a citizen-led consultation process and a new electoral model. Make every vote count!
National Union of Public and General Employees
U.S. acts on climate change! Will Canada do the same?
Jun 6 2014
Harper has repeatedly pointed to the need for U.S. action for Canada to take steps to address climate change. Now that Obama has announced a major policy shift will Canada finally join in?
National Union of Public and General Employees
Conservative government showing lack of concern for Canadians' privacy rights
Jun 4 2014
The Conservative government's two recent decisions regarding privacy issues have raised concerns for many Canadians about the safekeeping of personal information and the future of privacy rights.
United Food and Commercial Workers
The Harper Conservatives don't care about veterans
Jun 4 2014
For Conservative boss Harper, the priority for Veterans Affairs is clearly to help make his government look good rather than helping our veterans.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
OPSEU to Wynne: How many job losses to meet budget target?
Jun 3 2014
The time has arrived for Premier Kathleen Wynne to deal in straight talk with the people of Ontario and answer the question: How many public sector workers will lose their jobs to meet her target?
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Having a union makes all the difference to the status of women
Jun 3 2014
Union agreements often provide flexible work arrangements, sick leave, paid leave for family responsibilities, medical and personal needs, paid maternity leave and other benefits that support women.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Hundreds demand action on poverty
Jun 3 2014
Hundreds of people rallied in Windsor calling on all parties to end Ontario’s growing poverty crisis.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Workplace deaths, injuries and occupational diseases in Ontario
May 30 2014
Every year, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board collects data on deaths and injuries that occur in Ontario's workplaces. It estimates as many as 6,000 people die every year.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Canada cited in global union's 'Route of Shame 2014'
May 30 2014
The International Labour Conference determines whether countries are upholding their obligations to respect the rights of workers. This year, Canada is one of their countries to be concerned about.
Mining Watch
What's missing in election commitments to stoke Ontario's Ring of Fire?
May 28 2014
Ontario's political leaders have been circling the potential mining developments known as the Ring of Fire during the 2014 election campaign. Here's a breakdown of the different platforms.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Responsibility for crisis in B.C. school system lies with B.C. Liberals
May 27 2014
Rotating strikes by the BC Teachers Federation began yesterday and CUPE BC President Mark Hancock said Premier Christy Clark needs to find a real solution to the problem her government has created.
United Steelworkers
Defence fund launched for workers charged in Lac-Mégantic tragedy
May 27 2014
A legal defence fund has been launched to help pay costs to be incurred by railway workers charged in connection with last year's tragedy in Lac-Mégantic.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Survey on workplace effects of domestic violence: Can work be safe when home isn't?
May 27 2014
PSAC and CLC have created the first national survey assessing the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Problems with public-private partnerships not enough to stop some politicians
May 23 2014
The problems with public-private partnerships are well documented, yet still some Ontario politicians are promising more.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Who'll make the grade on child care?
May 23 2014
Years of starts, shifts and cuts, add up to inadequate public funding and ineffectual provincial policy by successive governments. It's time for this situation to end.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Most Canadians want to keep door-to-door delivery
May 21 2014
A new poll found that 60 per cent of respondents oppose Canada Post's plan to replace door-to-door delivery with delivery to a community mailbox.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Call for inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women now
May 21 2014
The United Nations has issued a report calling on the Harper government to hold a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.
Socialist Worker
Capitalism's bad sports
May 19 2014
It is time we stopped playing the game, and put an end to the system that lifts up racism, sexism and bad sports like Donald Sterling in the first place.
United Steelworkers
Overhaul Temporary Foreign Worker Program
May 16 2014
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) must be replaced, while temporary workers already in Canada should be eligible for open work permits so they can keep their current jobs or seek employment.
Mining Watch
Supreme Court hears Grassy Narrows' legal case for treaty rights
May 16 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and mining.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 16 2014
Canada remains a progressive leader with respect to same-sex marriage laws. However, in the area of gender identity, there is still much work to be done.
National Union of Public and General Employees
OECD report says reducing income inequality requires wealthy pay more tax
May 14 2014
A report from OECD says we cannot reduce income inequality without the wealthy paying more tax because tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations have contributed to the increase in income inequality.
Council of Canadians
UN rapporteur calls for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women
May 14 2014
James Anaya, UN special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, recommended that "the federal Government should undertake a comprehensive, nation-wide inquiry into the issue."
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Annual Children and Youth in Care Day
May 14 2014
May 14 is the first annual Children and Youth in Care Day, which raises awareness, reduces stigma and recognizes children and youth in the care.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Hudak's job-killing plan will dismember the economy
May 12 2014
Tim Hudak's plan to eliminate 100,000 jobs in the public sector will dismember the Ontario economy and sets the scene to drive the province into another recession.
Food Secure Canada
Agriculture Bill C-18 will undermine Canada’s food sovereignty
May 9 2014
The proposed changes of Bill C-18 would further undermine the resilience of our farming sector and entrench corporate control over vital elements of our food supply, namely seeds.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Mother's Day Social Media Action!
May 9 2014
On Mother's Day and every day, let's rise up together and demand that the government takes real action to address the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
Sierra Club of Canada
Farley Mowat: Legend
May 9 2014
John Bennett, National Program Director for Sierra Club Canada, remembers author, activist and environmentalist Farley Mowat.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE creates profiles of members in low-paid jobs
May 7 2014
CUPE developed a snapshot of their workers making under $18 and found that women, Aboriginal members and racialized workers disproportionately make up low paid workers.