National Union of Public and General Employees
OECD report says reducing income inequality requires wealthy pay more tax
May 14 2014
A report from OECD says we cannot reduce income inequality without the wealthy paying more tax because tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations have contributed to the increase in income inequality.
Council of Canadians
UN rapporteur calls for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women
May 14 2014
James Anaya, UN special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, recommended that "the federal Government should undertake a comprehensive, nation-wide inquiry into the issue."
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Annual Children and Youth in Care Day
May 14 2014
May 14 is the first annual Children and Youth in Care Day, which raises awareness, reduces stigma and recognizes children and youth in the care.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Hudak's job-killing plan will dismember the economy
May 12 2014
Tim Hudak's plan to eliminate 100,000 jobs in the public sector will dismember the Ontario economy and sets the scene to drive the province into another recession.
Food Secure Canada
Agriculture Bill C-18 will undermine Canada’s food sovereignty
May 9 2014
The proposed changes of Bill C-18 would further undermine the resilience of our farming sector and entrench corporate control over vital elements of our food supply, namely seeds.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Mother's Day Social Media Action!
May 9 2014
On Mother's Day and every day, let's rise up together and demand that the government takes real action to address the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
Sierra Club of Canada
Farley Mowat: Legend
May 9 2014
John Bennett, National Program Director for Sierra Club Canada, remembers author, activist and environmentalist Farley Mowat.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE creates profiles of members in low-paid jobs
May 7 2014
CUPE developed a snapshot of their workers making under $18 and found that women, Aboriginal members and racialized workers disproportionately make up low paid workers.
Canadian Health Coalition
Federal health transfers: Myths and facts
May 7 2014
Several government MPs have used arguments about the Health Accord that are misleading. Here are seven of those myths (with seven facts to explain what is going on!).
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
BC government urged to lower expectations for LNG-based 'Prosperity Fund'
May 7 2014
The report 'Path to Prosperity?' looks at forecasts for Asian energy markets, time and cost associated with developing and the plan to earn royalties and finds all is not right.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal Banking is a win-win strategy for Canada Post
May 5 2014
CUPW hosted a symposium this past weekend to explore the issue of postal banking and found that postal banking is a viable option for Canada Post, postal workers and the public.
United Food and Commercial Workers
AWA provides accidental death insurance for migrant workers
May 5 2014
The Agriculture Workers Alliance has renewed a benefit plan to provide accidental death and dismemberment insurance for its members.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadian money in offshore tax havens hits record high
May 5 2014
Canadian money stashed in offshore tax havens hit $170 billion in 2013. The government can’t be outmaneuvered by corporations and the very rich looking to get even richer at the expense of the rest.
Unifor
Report shows the value of unions
May 2 2014
Unions built the middle class in the last century and, with the right conditions, can do so again this century, a new report by Unifor economist Jordan Brennan has found.
Council of Canadians
Parliament Hill gets 'fracked'
May 2 2014
On Thursday, May 1, a 14-foot fracking rig spilling fracking wastewater appeared on Parliament Hill to highlight the grave risks associated with fracking such as well leaks and wastewater spills.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Target benefit plans: The latest attack on workers' pensions
May 2 2014
The Conservative federal government has proposed to push target benefit pension plans on federally-regulated workers that have defined benefit plans.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Decision to close Victoria Youth Custody Centre a shortsighted mistake
Apr 30 2014
The BC provincial government will close the Victoria Youth Custody Centre. BCGEU president Darryl Walker argues this decision will make it more difficult for troubled youth to get the help they need.
Council of Canadians
A Fractivist's Toolkit
Apr 30 2014
How can you take action to protect water and stop fracking? Check out this toolkit designed to help people and communities fight fracking, protect water and public health and curb climate change.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Nearly 2/3 of Canadians smile on postal banking
Apr 30 2014
Sixty-four per cent of respondents support new revenue-generating services at Canada Post, including financial services, finds a new poll.
Hospital Employees' Union
International Day of Mourning: A time to reflect on workers killed or injured on the job
Apr 28 2014
Since 1985, the Canadian labour movement and allies have gathered together from coast to coast on the International Day of Mourning, to remember and honour workers injured or killed on the job.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The best and worst place to be a woman in Canada
Apr 28 2014
A new report provides an index of gender equality in Canada's 20 largest metropolitan areas.
National Union of Public and General Employees
All Together Now! campaign's Fairness Express rolls across Ontario
Apr 25 2014
The popular travelling road show focusing on income inequality is revving its engines for another leg of its cross-Canada tour on income inequality.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Another round of cuts to our food inspection system? The raw truth about tax cuts.
Apr 25 2014
It looks like $35 million and 192 inspectors are on the chopping block according to documents posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and major media reports.
United Steelworkers
Crown Holdings CEO stuns shareholders, refuses questions during annual meeting
Apr 25 2014
Union members from several countries attended the meeting to seek answers for labour troubles at several of Crown’s global operations.
Council of Canadians
Trading away our water rights
Apr 23 2014
Investment treaties give foreign corporations “investor-state” rights, allowing them to by-pass their own governments and directly sue the government of another country.
United Food and Commercial Workers
One year after Rana Plaza tragedy, UFCW Canada embarks on fact-finding mission to Bangladesh
Apr 23 2014
The Rana Plaza tragedy highlighted garment retailers' complacency in protecting workers' rights and safety in Bangladesh and elsewhere.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Popular economics: A fair economy is a strong economy
Apr 21 2014
Discussions about the economy shouldn’t be dominated by banks and corporations. Join the conversation about how the economy can work for Canadian workers, our families, and our communities.
United Steelworkers
Workplace safety fight far from over
Apr 18 2014
Forty years ago, on April 18, several hundred miners in Elliot Lake, Ont., held an illegal wildcat strike over unsafe working conditions.
Sierra Club of Canada
Last lump of coal, first refugee
Apr 18 2014
While the rest of the world is pondering the implications of a rapidly changing climate and how to mitigate it, Canadian authorities are refusing to even listen.
Socialist Worker
Workers fight low wages and precarious employment
Apr 18 2014
On April 14, a crowd of about 175 people marched in downtown Toronto to demand a $14-an-hour minimum wage and improved legal protections for precarious workers.