Unifor
Anywhere, any time! Unifor president challenges Hudak to a debate
Feb 3 2014
“I have been through your plan, and quite simply the numbers just don’t add up,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias wrote in his letter to Hudak today.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Income splitting: Huge tax cuts for rich families
Jan 31 2014
It is beyond dispute that parental income splitting will give lavish tax benefits to the richest families while giving shockingly small benefits to those who actually need them the most.
Unifor
Minimum wage increase falls short
Jan 31 2014
The minimum wage increase announced by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne this morning is too small and locks in the poverty-level wages of the province’s lowest-paid workers, Unifor says.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Federal government backing away from cleaning up Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Jan 31 2014
Recent media reports suggest measures intended to reduce the abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are being undermined.
Mining Watch
Indigenous struggle and survival in the face of Canadian colonialism and mining
Jan 29 2014
Presentation by Xat'sull Chief Bev Sellars for the Fifth Gathering of the Latin American Observatory of Mining Conflicts.
Canadian Health Coalition
CETA threats to public health care in Canada
Jan 29 2014
Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade Study of CETA (pdf).
Sierra Club of Canada
Senate must heed evidence on bee killing pesticides
Jan 29 2014
About 30% of our food depends on bees and other pollinating insects. Not acting now, in 2014, threatens to put the bees (and many beekeepers) out of business.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Rally for postal service draws thousands
Jan 27 2014
Thousands of postal workers and supporters rallied in Ottawa on Sunday to send a message to Canada Post and the Harper federal government about their plan to end door-to-door mail delivery.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
How Chicago teachers built a fighting union
Jan 24 2014
The Chicago Teachers’ Union is a fighting union and the city’s strongest advocate for children and youth. This didn’t happen by accident.
Unifor
Let’s talk about mental health!
Jan 24 2014
Unifor is participating in the Bell program ‘Let’s Talk’ geared towards fostering a national conversation on mental health.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
More than a third of Canadian physicians still without electronic medical records
Jan 24 2014
When a drug recall takes place, does your family doctor have the ability to identify which patients are on that drug and notify them in a timely manner?
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The problem with Hudak’s million jobs promise
Jan 22 2014
Even without the full details, there are other reasons to doubt his promise. For starters: there aren't a million unemployed people in Ontario.
Council of Canadians
CETA: Canada should mirror EU consultations on investor 'rights' chapter in transatlantic trade deals
Jan 22 2014
All we’re asking for at this point is a public consultation and debate on these extreme investment protections like the Commission has agreed to organize in Europe.
Food Secure Canada
Examining Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act
Jan 22 2014
The Act proposes changes to nine pieces of federal legislation, seven under the oversight of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and two under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Unifor
Unifor supports local programming
Jan 20 2014
In a submission to the CRTC, Unifor is calling on the commission to require broadcasters to dedicate more of the tangible benefits from any merger or takeover to enhancing local programming.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Income splitting: Helping the rich get richer
Jan 20 2014
Income splitting is terrible policy that would have negative economic impacts. It provides little for parents who need help, while lining the pockets of those who don't.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Are higher minimum wages un-Canadian?
Jan 17 2014
Canada has not seen the kind of energized and far-reaching calls and protest movements for raising the minimum wage as in the states, the working poor in this country face similar difficulties.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Preventing occupational breast cancer
Jan 17 2014
Exposure to pesticides, chemicals used and released in plastic manufacturing, and chemicals used for motor vehicle mechanical work may increase the risk of breast cancer.
United Steelworkers
Union shares concerns with travel agents over Carnival Cruises
Jan 17 2014
Travel agents are advised to act cautiously and responsibly by making their clients fully aware of the risks they may be taking if they decide to book with Carnival.
National Union of Public and General Employees
US Court strikes down net neutrality order threatening open Internet
Jan 15 2014
Washington court strikes down Federal Communications Commission's rules on Net Neutrality on technical basis. Net Neutrality advocates calling for agency or Congress to act.
Council of Canadians
CETA access denied, federal government refuses to disclose working text of Canada-EU deal
Jan 15 2014
How is anyone expected to say yes or no to this EU deal if Ottawa is not prepared to release it publicly before CETA is signed, sealed and delivered?
Unifor
Town hall on Vancouver urban transit renewal
Jan 15 2014
Given the complexity of transit planning in the region, many activists fear that a referendum is doomed to fail without proper planning and outreach.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Our commitment for 2014: We will fight to save Canada Post
Jan 13 2014
Our union has launched the Save Canada Post campaign to fight the Conservative government’s attack on our public postal service. We cannot do this alone.
Inter Pares
Open for Justice: Increasing corporate accountability in Canada
Jan 13 2014
Those who have been harmed by Canadian mining operations overseas need to be able to seek justice in Canada.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
BC Jobs Plan failing to deliver, says new report: Change in strategy needed to boost job creation
Jan 10 2014
Statistics Canada data reveals that BC’s labour market stalled in 2013, despite the much-hyped BC Jobs Plan launched over two years ago.
National Union of Public and General Employees
All Together Now! Town hall forum heads to Windsor, Ontario January 20
Jan 10 2014
Open forum to discuss the impact of growing income inequality on communities, families and workers and what we can do about it.
Unifor
Unifor standing up for rights at work
Jan 10 2014
Canada’s largest union in the private sector is holding meetings across the country over the coming weeks to prepare for a nationwide campaign to defend the rights of Canadians in the workplace.
United Steelworkers
Union targets Carnival Cruise CEO Arnold Donald in campaign
Jan 8 2014
We believe that Arnold Donald is shooting himself in the foot by supporting the outrageous demands of Crown Holdings management, which are really aimed at breaking the union.
Mining Watch
White River First Nation says Yukon’s response to 'Free Entry' court decision inadequate
Jan 8 2014
White River First Nation is calling on the Yukon Government to address their recent mining legislation gaps and to implement an immediate staking moratorium in White River Traditional Territory.
Council of Canadians
United States considers $300 million for Great Lakes clean-up budget
Jan 8 2014
There is a stark contrast between funding in the United States to clean up the Great Lakes and the Harper government's inaction on this file.