Mining Watch
Catastrophic tailings spill at Mount Polley Mine
Aug 11 2014
On August 5, approximately 10 billion litres of wastewater and 5 billion litres of solid tailings waste escaped the impoundment at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine in the interior of British Columbi
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Aug 8 2014
On August 9, stand in solidarity with Indigenous nations and demand that all levels of government start respecting and implementing the tenets of the UN Declaration.
Socialist Worker
Mass protests turn tide against Israeli terror
Aug 6 2014
Palestine resistance and solidarity are challenging imperialism.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
B.C. Liberals should drop political stunts, get back to the table
Aug 5 2014
Christy Clark government's latest political ploy in its dispute with the BC Teachers Federation demonstrates the BC Liberals' lack of commitment to education.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Gender-based discrimination against migrant women under SAWP
Aug 1 2014
UFCW Canada has filed a complaint with the Commission on behalf of Mexican migrant women, asking the Commission to review the recruitment and selection process of the SAWP.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
How to stop Canadian multinationals from dodging their taxes
Aug 1 2014
Tax avoidance has become an accepted part of doing business for corporations the world over. How can we stop it?
National Union of Public and General Employees
B.C. Labour Board rules IKEA commits unfair labour practices
Aug 1 2014
The British Columbia Labour Board rules IKEA commits unfair labour practices and orders damages to be paid.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Harper government trade deal unravelling
Jul 31 2014
The news that the proposed Canada-European trade deal, and its dangerous provisions that threaten vital public services, is being nixed by Germany is welcomed by a lot of people.
Food Secure Canada
'Poor people can't cook,' and other myths
Jul 31 2014
Canada does not have a food stamp program. Canada does not have a national school breakfast or lunch (or supper or brunch or snack) program. Why?
United Steelworkers
B.C. deal with China: Another Temporary Foreign Worker debacle?
Jul 31 2014
Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney should nix the B.C. Liberal government's plan to use temporary foreign workers to develop the province's liquefied natural gas industry.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post pension plan, target benefit plan consultations, what is the union doing?
Jul 28 2014
Contrary to what you might have read on social media and elsewhere, the Union is not in consultation with the Corporation to deal with problems, real or imagined, facing the CPC pension plan.
Council of Canadians
WIN! Germany set to reject CETA over investor-state provision
Jul 28 2014
Germany is to reject a multibillion-dollar free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Alberta: one of the most dangerous places in Canada to work, especially for young workers
Jul 28 2014
The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) is calling for changes to the province's labour laws following the recent death of a 15-year-old worker.
Socialist Worker
Bill C-24: Harper's latest anti-immigrant attack
Jul 25 2014
A deep look and further analysis of Bill C-24 shows that it makes it harder to acquire Canadian citizenship and easier to lose it, while increasing discrimination.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Is PEN recent target in politically motivated tax audits?
Jul 25 2014
Is the extensive audit of PEN Canada further evidence that the Harper government is using the agency to attack its critics?
Council of Canadians
Canadians to bring water to Detroit, demand Obama declare state of emergency
Jul 23 2014
As shut-offs enter their third month, the Windsor chapter of the Council of Canadians will send a convoy of 1,000 litres of water to Detroit with a message for President Obama.
United Steelworkers
Precedent-setting international Standard for Responsible Mining released
Jul 23 2014
The proposed Standard for Responsible Mining is a set of principles to improve social and environmental performance.
National Union of Public and General Employees
SCC rules that case on EI contributions 'bound to fail'
Jul 21 2014
Arguments fail to convince the Supreme Court of Canada to rule in favour of contributors to employment insurance.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Israel/Palestine: An immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations
Jul 21 2014
Public Services International is calling for an immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations in the Israel and Palestine conflict.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Sick, stressed and burned out
Jul 21 2014
Canadians are increasingly forced to work multiple jobs to make ends meet, care for elderly parents, and balance competing responsibilities, many workers are grappling with mental health issues.
Unifor
Pipeline exporting crude isn't good for Canada, job creation
Jul 18 2014
According to the Alberta Federation of Labour, only 228 permanent jobs will be created from a pipeline opposed by 130 First Nations, most B.C. municipalities, and half of British Columbians.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
2014: The year B.C. Parks changed forever
Jul 18 2014
The B.C. Liberal government pushed through legislation, without consultation, that will make it easier to take land out of provincial parks for industrial uses.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Harper's big chill on charitable groups
Jul 18 2014
Churches, human rights organizations, animal welfare groups and anti-poverty coalitions are now in Harper's audit crosshairs.
National Union of Public and General Employees
New studies show strong correlation between declining union density and rising income inequality
Jul 16 2014
Two recent studies have added to the growing body of empirical evidence that shows a strong correlation between declining union density and rising income inequality.
Council of Canadians
After paying for town's silence on Energy East pipeline, TransCanada lawyers told to 'cease and desist'
Jul 16 2014
Reacting to revelations that TransCanada Corp. paid for the Town of Mattawa’s silence, the Council of Canadians delivered a “cease and desist” letter to TransCanada’s lawyers.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Sick leave in the public sector: a reality check
Jul 16 2014
The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. No way!
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers speak out against Harper's privatization plan
Jul 14 2014
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is reacting angrily to news that the Prime Minister's office recently researched the privatization of public postal services.
Sierra Club of Canada
Psst... government secrets can hurt you
Jul 14 2014
Governments feed us a lot of malarkey about why secrecy is essential, but 9 times out of 10 there’s no justifiable reason.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Flash mob held to protect air passenger safety
Jul 11 2014
After Transport Canada granted an exemption to Air Canada to operate with fewer flight attendants, people took a stand against federal government and airline industry plans to weaken passenger safety.
Council of Canadians
FAQs: The fight to protect the human right to water in Detroit
Jul 11 2014
What is happening in Detroit? Here is a breakdown of the situation and the most frequently asked questions.