United Steelworkers
Fort McMurray emergency fire appeal
May 13 2016
The devastating Fort McMurray fires have been heartbreaking to watch. The Steelworkers Humanity Fund will contribute $40,000 to Fort McMurray fire relief to help rebuild what was lost.
Unifor
Rally hears about the many threats from TPP
May 13 2016
The federal Trans-Pacific Partnership hearings arrived in Toronto at a luxurious downtown hotel and were greeted by crowds of activists.
Fair Vote Canada
One step closer to making every vote count!
May 13 2016
Fair Vote Canada is relieved and thrilled to see Prime Minister Trudeau's formation of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. The road to electoral reform starts now.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC donates to Alberta fire victims, encourages members to do the same
May 11 2016
The efforts of the Alberta government, coupled with the tireless dedication of thousands of volunteers from all sectors of society, has made this relief effort an example for all Canadian society.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ontario's social assistance poverty gap
May 11 2016
The Ontario Liberals' poverty reduction strategy comes under fire from the CCPA in their latest report that shows the poverty gap has widened substantially since 1993.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Governments and Canadian Blood Services must act to prevent another tainted-blood crisis
May 11 2016
NUPGE calls on the federal and all provincial and territorial governments to join the provinces of Quebec and Ontario in prohibiting for-profit corporations that pay for blood and plasma donations.
Inter Pares
The Panama Papers: Let's do what's right
May 9 2016
Tax dodging at home is one thing, but what about Canadian and other western corporations who legally bilk the global south out of billions. Here are two things we could do right now to fix that.
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Ontario Nurses' Association, NDP call for moratorium on RN cuts
May 9 2016
Ontario hospitals have cut 1,440 RN positions, or the equivalent of three RN positions per day since the beginning of 2015.
Socialist Worker
Video: climate justice now
May 9 2016
The Marxism conference in Toronto featured the keynote panel Climate Justice Now! including Indigenous activist Myeengun Henry, oil sands worker Ken Smith, and climate justice activist Jesse McLaren.
Canadian Labour Congress
Message of support and solidarity for Fort McMurray
May 6 2016
Dig deep. The CLC is. And the federal government has committed to matching all individual charitable donations made to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the ongoing relief efforts in Alberta.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal review a 'historic opportunity' to reinvent Canada Post, say posties
May 6 2016
The federal government's announcement of a review of Canada Post is welcome news for postal workers. And privatization isn’t on the table.
Harrowsmith Now
The hive mind of Anthony Pasto
May 6 2016
Pasto is a beekeeper and the owner of Happy Bees Apiary. He likes to be outside alone with his bees, which he calls "ladies."
Unifor
Unifor sends solidarity and support to the people of Fort McMurray
May 5 2016
Unifor is making an initial $250,000 contribution to the Red Cross in support of relief efforts and encouraging all 310,000 members and locals across the country to consider making a donation as well.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Asian Heritage Month -- May 2016
May 5 2016
Every May, Canadians have the privilege of celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Learn about the rich and exceptionally diverse histories of our large and growing Asian communities from coast to coast.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC celebrates 50 years of solidarity!
May 5 2016
PSAC was founded in 1966 -- celebrate the achievements over 50 years of collective bargaining, organizing, and fighting for social change.
Canadian Labour Congress
#GETLOUD for Mental Health Week
May 3 2016
May 2-6 is the Canadian Mental Health Association's 65th annual Mental Health Week. It is a chance to #GETLOUD by speaking out and challenging the stigma and discrimination of mental illness.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Education week May 2-6
May 3 2016
Education Week was established by the OSSTF in 1930 to recognize and celebrate the essential role public education plays in the lives of communities all over the province.
National Union of Public and General Employees
NL Liberals cut to the bone but pay negotiators more than $350 per hour to privatize public services
May 3 2016
At a time when the Newfoundland and Labrador government is saying they have no money for libraries, they do have the cash to hire a law firm for over $350 an hour to handle public sector negotiations.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Workers' Day, May 1
Apr 29 2016
May Day is both a celebration of labour's achievements and an annual reminder that the struggle remains as the impact of globalization can only be contested by heightened international solidarity.
Socialist Worker
Iron and Earth: oil sands workers demand climate jobs
Apr 29 2016
Since spring of this year a small band of oil sands workers have come together to fight against the growing layoffs in the tar sands and to fight for a greener future.
Harrowsmith Now
Susan Musgrave forages and falls in love with food on Haida Gwaii
Apr 29 2016
Susan Musgrave, a resident of Haida Gwaii, has produced a cookbook called A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting. It's not so much of a cookbook as it is a food memoir.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadian money flowing to tax havens at all time high
Apr 27 2016
In the span of a single year, CAD $40 billion flowed to the top 10 tax havens –- an all-time high. Tax havens now hold at least $270 billion of Canadian corporate money, mostly untaxed.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO to commence full withdrawal of services at Rainy River District School Board
Apr 27 2016
Teachers in Rainy River, Ontario's District 5b have begun a full withdrawal of their services for one day per week beginning April 27.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Union warns of complicit secrecy in Cassellholme long-term care facility privatization
Apr 27 2016
The North Bay area's one and only municipal nursing home, Cassellholme, is being privatized without any community consultation and it looks like the region's mayors and councillors are in on it.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Unusually warm spring in B.C. renews focus on wildfire fighters
Apr 26 2016
Only 4 months into the new year and British Columbia has already seen 143 wildfires by April 19.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Reducing surgical wait times: The case for public innovation and provincial leadership
Apr 26 2016
B.C.'s surgical wait times are among the longest in the country. This new study provides an extensive review of research on the problems with private, for-profit surgical delivery.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Aging school buildings prompt ETFO to join call for national ban on asbestos
Apr 26 2016
With asbestos in aging school buildings a leading health concern, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario has added its voice to the call for a national ban on asbestos.
Socialist Worker
Ideas for Real Change: Marxism 2016
Apr 22 2016
Watch the video and join the annual Marxism Conference from April 22 to 23 at the University of Toronto Multifaith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Court rules Ontario's Bill 115 violated constitutional rights of education workers
Apr 22 2016
The court found that the Ontario government's Bill 115, Putting Students First Act, imposed in the fall of 2012, was a violation of collective bargaining rights of educational workers.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Migrant workers and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Apr 22 2016
A new study from the CCPA finds that the TPP makes it easier for employers to hire migrant workers -- even in industries and regions where unemployment is high and domestic workers are available.