National Union of Public and General Employees
Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov 25 2015
With the election of a Liberal government, there is an opportunity to correct many of the harmful measures instituted under the previous Conservative government.
Hospital Employees' Union
No case for privatizing IHA laundry, says expert
Nov 25 2015
The Interior Health Authority (IHA) has failed to establish a valid business case for privatizing hospital laundry services, according to a Simon Fraser University economist. - See more at: http://www
United Food and Commercial Workers
After years of inaction, Alberta finally does the right thing for farm workers
Nov 25 2015
Agriculture workers in Alberta will finally have the same workplace rights and protections that other workers in the province have enjoyed for decades, thanks to new legislation.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
'Don't be fooled by Canada Post's headline: The Crown Corporation remains profitable,' says Union
Nov 23 2015
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is pointing out that Canada Post's press release is highly misleading, continuing its record of downplaying financial success.
Unifor
Alberta climate panel's report achieves the right balance
Nov 23 2015
The report makes sensible recommendations that, once implemented, will make significant impacts on Alberta's greenhouse gas emissions and provide real solutions.
Council of Canadians
Civil society groups call on Trudeau to launch full public consultation before introducing C-51 reforms
Nov 23 2015
Organizations and academic experts say that following last week’s tragic events in Paris, it’s especially important that the government consult Canadians before introducing its C-51 reform package.
Hospital Employees' Union
November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov 20 2015
Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed on November 20 to recognize and honour members of the trans community, who have been murdered for expressing their gender choice.
Upstream
Canadian inequality grows with health-care spending
Nov 20 2015
Inequality in health is a reality in Canada, even though our health-care system is widely accessible.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Pay study confirms wage gap for SV group
Nov 20 2015
PSAC has received the SV group compensation comparability study.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
B.C.'s food system relies on vulnerable migrant workers
Nov 18 2015
A new study finds that citizenship status plays a key role in farmworker safety, and recommends significant changes to immigration policies to protect this vulnerable workforce.
Inter Pares
Top Swedish, U.S. and Canadian pension funds linked to Brazilian land grabs, displacement of people
Nov 18 2015
A company managing the retirement savings of workers in Sweden, the U.S. and Canada is evading Brazilian laws on foreign investment to acquire farmlands from people accused of displacing communities.
Upstream
Action-driven education can make stronger, healthier citizens
Nov 18 2015
What's your philosophy of education?
Socialist Worker
After Paris: No to racism and imperialist wars that breed horror
Nov 16 2015
We must not allow this atrocity to fuel racism and Islamophobia.
Mining Watch
State of fear created to force Tahoe Resources' mine on Guatemalan communities
Nov 16 2015
A new report reveals the dramatic extent of the militarized security strategy that Canadian-U.S. mining company Tahoe Resources developed to quash community opposition.
Food Secure Canada
Food policy on new federal government agenda
Nov 16 2015
Prime Minister Trudeau has made the mandate letters of Ministers public and we have quickly reviewed those that are related to food.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO teachers, occasional teachers ratify central agreement
Nov 13 2015
Teacher and occasional teacher members of ETFO have voted to ratify the central agreement reached with the Ontario Public School Boards' Association and the government.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Front-line workers need to be included in discussions about re-opening Veterans Affairs offices
Nov 13 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is happy with the federal government's announcement that it will re-open the Veterans Affairs offices that were closed by the Conservatives.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Trudeau recommits to repealing anti-union bills C-377 and C-525
Nov 13 2015
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is recommitting to repealing two recent anti-labour laws, and also taking an important symbolic step towards rebuilding trust between the federal government.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canada and other G20 nations among biggest losers in large-scale tax abuse, but poor countries hardest hit
Nov 12 2015
G20 countries -- including Canada –- are among the biggest losers when U.S. multinationals avoid paying taxes where they do business.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Real estate downturn could be devastating for young homeowners
Nov 12 2015
Young homeowners would be hardest hit by a correction in Canada's housing market, says a study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Sierra Club of Canada
A busy start for Canada's new government
Nov 12 2015
Three weeks after Canadians elected a new government, we may be entering the biggest moment of opportunity this country has seen in a generation.
United Steelworkers
Building a better working future: The USW and Ontario's changing workplaces review
Nov 5 2015
In Ontario, full-time jobs with decent wages, benefits and retirement income are increasingly rare. In their place are too many low-paid, part-time jobs with minimal benefits or retirement income.
Mining Watch
Strateco's lawsuit: Quebec must stand up to uranium and nuclear lobbies
Nov 5 2015
The $3 million loan from Third Eye Capital to the uranium promotion company Strateco to finance its $190 million lawsuit against the Quebec government is cause for concern.
Socialist Worker
From Pierre to Justin Trudeau: Challenging corporate Canada
Nov 5 2015
Yes, every Liberal government ever elected in Canada has ended up screwing working people. But this Justin fellow seems awfully nice!
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO reaches tentative agreement at central bargaining table
Nov 4 2015
ETFO is advising its members to suspend strike action in light of a tentative agreement that has been reached with the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) and the provincial government.
Inter Pares
Health care, political will and federal leadership
Nov 4 2015
Funding universal health care in Canada is economically viable, but it requires political will and federal leadership.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW Canada helps launch Canadian Migrant Workers Rights Coalition
Nov 4 2015
UFCW Canada and allies have launched the Canadian Migrant Workers Rights Coalition (CMWRC) -- a national group composed of migrant-worker advocates and community partners.
Socialist Worker
No honeymoon for the Liberals
Nov 2 2015
Now that there is a Liberal government in Ottawa the working class, social justice and climate movements must be relentless in their demands for change.
Unifor
Alberta NDP budget invests in education, jobs
Nov 2 2015
Strong education investments at all levels were among the highlights of the Alberta NDP’s first budget.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Hydro One privatization will put Ontario deeper in debt -- but Liberals going ahead with it
Nov 2 2015
While the sale of Hydro One will cost Ontario hundreds of millions of dollars a year, it will give the Liberal government funds to use for pre-election spending announcements in 2018.