United Steelworkers
Steelworkers warn of new problems on Carnival Cruises
Jun 18 2014
The United Steelworkers is reminding thousands of travel agents in the United States and Canada to act cautiously and responsibly by making their clients fully aware of potential risks.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Wynne campaigned to win over NDP voters: Now it's time to keep her promises
Jun 18 2014
Kathleen Wynne can credit her victory to a strategy of wooing NDP voters with a progressive agenda. It’s now up to her to deliver.
Council of Canadians
New report says Energy East Pipeline a disaster in waiting
Jun 17 2014
"It is not a matter of if Energy East will spill, it is a matter of when, where and how much it will spill." New report examines leaks, explosions and failed regulations.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Supreme Court defends Internet privacy, forcing government to rethink Bills
Jun 17 2014
In a unanimous decision the court has given a strong endorsement of Internet privacy, underscoring the importance of privacy for subscriber information, the right to anonymity and more.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Activists call for equality for First Nations children
Jun 13 2014
Activists gathered to sign and mail letters to Stephen Harper and MPs demanding justice be restored to First Nations Children by providing them culturally based equity.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
B.C. Premier ignores experts and stakeholders, fails to halt closure of VYCS
Jun 13 2014
In a mandate letter to Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux, Premier Christy Clark has failed to stop the planned closure of the Victoria Youth Custody Services centre.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Public Service Week does not make up for years of service and job cuts
Jun 11 2014
After years of service cuts, job cuts and disrespect for hard working public servants, the federal government will hold National Public Service Week from June 15 to 21. This is an insult to workers.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Hudak's million jobs sham will raise unemployment, hurt Ontario
Jun 11 2014
Hudak's corporate tax cut would cost the Ontario government $20 billion in tax revenues over eight years. It would also create few if any jobs.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
How a book about economics became a hit
Jun 11 2014
Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st Century" has been hailed as a book that changes everything -- from how we understand the economy and growing inequality, to the role of taxes.
Council of Canadians
Ban fracking now!
Jun 9 2014
Fracking is one of the biggest threats to clean water. Sign the petition and tell the federal government to ban fracking and protect the human right to water in Canada!
Socialist Worker
Justice for Indigenous women: An interview with activist Wanda Whitebird
Jun 9 2014
Wanda Whitebird, of the Bear Clan, is a member of the Mi’kmaq Nation from Afton, Nova Scotia. She currently resides in Toronto, and has been active with No More Silence for ten years.
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.