United Steelworkers
Crown Holdings workers act globally to confront anti-union practices
Jun 30 2014
European unions and European Works Council members are denouncing anti-union actions in Turkey and Canada by Crown Holdings, one of the largest metal packaging companies in the world.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
With tax justice, we can end poverty and inequality
Jun 27 2014
Collective wealth comes from the taxes we all should pay. Tax havens, tax avoidance and regressive tax systems have steadily eroded this collective wealth. This has to stop.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
OPSEU stands firm on the anti-privatization of the LCBO
Jun 27 2014
OPSEU will redouble its efforts to keep the Crown corporation in public hands even as the Wynne government ponders asset sales to reduce the deficit.
Food Secure Canada
Raising the Bar on School Food Programs
Jun 27 2014
Can you imagine all students across Canada receiving a healthy, delicious, wholesome meal every day at school?
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Alberta government finally abandons P3 school construction
Jun 25 2014
The Alberta government has decided to build new schools in the traditional model, and abandon the so-called "public private partnership" approach.
Food Secure Canada
GM food study reignites call to overhaul Canada's regulations
Jun 25 2014
CBAN is calling on Health Canada to place a moratorium on approving new GM foods, to re-evaluate the safety of GM foods already on the market and to initiate a complete overhaul of the system.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Study on impact of Canada Post delivery cuts on vulnerable groups
Jun 25 2014
A study on the impact of ending door-to-door postal delivery on vulnerable populations, concluding that Canada Post should “take a step back” and look at alternatives to ending door-to-door delivery.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Kenney-Alexander Temporary Foreign Workers announcement fails to fix 'broken system'
Jun 23 2014
Canada's largest food workers' union says TFW program is "broken" and the announcement is just another knee-jerk response by the Harper Conservatives instead of real solution.
Socialist Worker
Pictou Landing First Nation battles environmental racism
Jun 23 2014
For 47 years, the Northern Pulp Mill has been dumping its untreated effluent into nearby Boat Harbour, in Mi’kma’Ki Territory, Nova Scotia. Enough is enough!
United Steelworkers
Forced to act, Conservatives still fail on Temporary Worker Program
Jun 23 2014
Long-promised changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced fall short of protecting good jobs for Canadians and will leave low-wage workers in the same vulnerable position as before.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Labour leaders call for action to support teachers
Jun 20 2014
Labour leaders have gathered in solidarity with the 40,000 teachers who are standing up for the rights of children to a quality public education by demanding a fair collective agreement.
Hospital Employees' Union
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day this June 21
Jun 20 2014
June 21 marks the day when Canadians come together to celebrate the unique heritage, traditions and contributions First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples bring to our country's culture.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO donates $100,000 to the B.C. Teachers' Federation
Jun 20 2014
OSSTF/FEESO President Paul Elliott said, “the attack on public education in British Columbia is an attack on us all, and OSSTF/FEESO will continue to stand in solidarity with BCTF.”
Sierra Club of Canada
Northern Gateway: Isn't it time to reject the past and embrace the future?
Jun 18 2014
The federal cabinet approved the Northern Gateway Tar Sands pipeline and it's a decision that could define our times. Why are we standing for this?
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.