Public Service Alliance of Canada
National Aboriginal Day -- Let’s make it political
Jun 22 2015
Another four years of Conservative government will cause irreparable harm to Canada. Please encourage everyone you know to cast a ballot in the fall.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Canada's public services need more than lip service
Jun 18 2015
This is National Public Service Week. It was created by an act of the government of Canada in 1992 to recognize federal public service employees and celebrate their service to Canadians.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Service Canada backlog out of control, independent assessment needed
Jun 18 2015
The backlog of Employment Insurance claims at Service Canada has risen to more than 253,700 by the end of March.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Dozens of members fired in Canada Post union-busting
Jun 18 2015
Workers in the processing plants in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto have been terminated arbitrarily.
Council of Canadians
75 per cent of Canadians have never heard of 'TPP' trade deal being negotiated in secret
Jun 17 2015
ut of four Canadians have no idea that the federal government is negotiating a huge international trade deal that could have serious repercussions for the country.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada
Jun 17 2015
National coalition provides case studies of how federal Conservative government has implemented a deliberate strategy of repressing alternative voices and undermining democratic institutions.
Socialist Worker
Bill C-51: Liberals join Tory terror once again
Jun 17 2015
There has been some shock at the level of Liberal support for the Bill, against a backdrop of campaigns for "strategic voting" against the Tories. But it shouldn't be surprising.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Low-wage work skyrocketing
Jun 16 2015
The low-wage workforce in Ontario grew by 94 per cent over the past 17 years, vastly outstripping the growth in total employment which grew by 30 per cent.
Hospital Employees' Union
Payments to laundry companies by Lower Mainland health authorities more than doubled in seven years
Jun 16 2015
Escalating laundry privatization costs in the Lower Mainland should raise warning flags about a similar scheme being floated in the Interior Health Authority.
Inter Pares
Promoting Canadians' civil liberties
Jun 16 2015
Both Bill C-51 and government discourse greatly trouble the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG), an Inter Pares counterpart.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Research exposes the costs of cutting home delivery
Jun 12 2015
A paper by CUPW shows conclusively how Canada Post's cutbacks are creating expensive problems, including costs for municipal residents and health care.
Food Secure Canada
Student food insecurity and the future of education
Jun 12 2015
Post-secondary students are one of the fastest growing groups of food bank users.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Halifax Water continues to use misleading figures, low ball tactics with ratepayers
Jun 12 2015
Halifax Water continues to use misleading figures in its communication with ratepayers and the public about the current work stoppage.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Minister O'Toole attempts to silence veterans
Jun 10 2015
The federal government is attempting to silence veterans who are speaking out about the devastating impact of Veterans Affairs office closures.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Manitoba first in country to offer PTSD coverage to all workers
Jun 10 2015
Changes would make coverage accessible to all workers under the Workers Compensation Act.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
OPSBA wants more control of teachers but it can't manage report card marks
Jun 10 2015
Ontario elementary public school teachers are providing report card marks to school boards. Parents need to ask why school boards may not be able to provide those marks to students at the end of this
Inter Pares
Parliamentary Friends of Burma reconstitutes on Parliament Hill
Jun 8 2015
Dedicated to exchanging ideas and promoting the expansion of relations between Canada and Burma, while also working to advance governance and human rights in Burma.
United Food and Commercial Workers
The Senate should pass Bill C-279 without amendments and without delay
Jun 8 2015
An amendment passed by a Senate committee would weaken Bill C-279 protection, and would allow federal agencies discretionary power and impunity to discriminate against transgendered Canadians.
Unifor
Key strategies identified for better jobs in Canada
Jun 8 2015
In the face of continued weakness in Canada's employment outlook, a unique roundtable of labour, business, student and community leaders says Canada must use its rich resources to create good jobs.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Union demands straight answers from Canada Post
Jun 5 2015
Canada Post management re-confirmed with Hamilton local CUPW leadership today that there is no set date for implementation of their service cuts in Hamilton.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Public service unions unite to condemn Bill C-59
Jun 5 2015
Bill C-59 gives the Conservative government the power to amend certain provisions in federal government employee contracts unilaterally without having to negotiate changes with their unions.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Right-wing interest group claims on public sector wages baseless
Jun 5 2015
Claims that public sector workers make significantly more than their private sector counterparts are simply untrue.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
TFSA analysis in Budget 2015 does a number on Canadians
Jun 3 2015
The federal budget's claims regarding who would benefit from doubling the Tax Free Savings Account annual contribution ceiling exclude key contextual data thereby leading to erroneous conclusions.
National Union of Public and General Employees
National action plan to address violence against women voted down in Parliament
Jun 3 2015
A motion to create a national plan to address the rising problem of violence against women was introduced in the House of Commons on May 28 by NDP member of Parliament Niki Ashton.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the numbers: Growth of Canadian debt
Jun 1 2015
The proportion of Canadian households in debt and the amount owed has grown in just over a decade according to a new Statistics Canada report.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO condemns the imposition of back–to–work legislation
Jun 1 2015
"The legislation that was passed accomplishes nothing more than to inflame a situation that's already rife with animosity and distrust."
Unifor
Landmark human rights ruling highlights systemic abuse of temporary foreign workers
Jun 1 2015
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found Presteve Foods Limited discriminated against two women from Mexico working under the TFWP.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF to resume local strike actions June 10
May 29 2015
"We emphatically maintain that these strikes have always been about local issues and our members in Durham, Rainbow and Peel will be back on the picket lines on June 10."
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Representative for Children and Youth calls for reopening of VYCC
May 29 2015
The BCGEU wants the provincial government to act on the recommendations of B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth who is calling for the reopening of the Victoria Youth Custody Centre.