Socialist Worker
First Nations and the federal election
Oct 5 2015
As a force for change, most people in so-called democracies like Canada look to political parties and elections as their most potent device. But this has not been the case for Indigenous people.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ontario's minimum wage hike: The job is half finished
Oct 5 2015
October 1 marks the first year in which the Ontario government adjusts its provincial minimum wage to inflation, but the job is only half finished.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Voting for TFSA is a set up for future trouble
Oct 5 2015
Many Canadians say they support raising the contribution ceiling on the Tax Free Savings Account. But it is only a wealthy minority who will actually benefit?
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Liberal youth job creation‎ will lead to unfair working conditions
Oct 2 2015
The Liberal party’s promise to promote and protect Canada’s national parks falls short especially because it encompasses a proposal to create 5,000 youth jobs at the expense of secure employment.
Council of Canadians
Trade deals a poison pill for Canadian national pharmacareTrade deals a poison pill for Canadian national pharmacare
Oct 2 2015
If there was ever a living, breathing argument for keeping the profit motive out of health care, Martin Shkreli is it.
National Union of Public and General Employees
October 4: Demand action on violence against Indigenous women and children
Oct 2 2015
According to research by the Native Women's Association of Canada, there are more than 582 missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Federal cuts undermining workplace health and safety
Sep 30 2015
Federal underfunding and understaffing of safety inspectors are putting employees in federally regulated workplaces sector in harm's way.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU relaunches campaign against C-51 with C51Voter.ca
Sep 30 2015
Building on the success of the nation-wide actions coordinated by the BCGEU in March 2015, the coalition campaign against C-51 has been relaunched.
United Steelworkers
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund: Supporting refugees in struggle
Sep 30 2015
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is making $100,000 available to sponsor Syrian refugees to Canada and contributing $40,000 to support Oxfam's emergency relief efforts for Burundian refugees.
Unifor
Rallies bring TPP truth to Conservative candidates
Sep 28 2015
Unifor members, their families and supporters rallied outside the offices of Conservative election candidates.
Hospital Employees' Union
Orange Shirt Day Sept. 30: Reflect on Aboriginal children in the residential school system
Sep 28 2015
A day to remember the atrocious treatment of more than 150,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, who were taken from their families and forced into residential schools to assimilate.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Elementary teachers not taking any actions that jeopardize student safety
Sep 28 2015
Teachers and occasional teachers are continuing to provide daily instruction to students and have the safety of their students as a prime objective.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Harper Conservatives target pensions again
Sep 25 2015
The Federal Government is in the process of drafting legislation representing an unprecedented attack on the retirement security of all Canadians.
National Union of Public and General Employees
CBC prepares to sell off buildings
Sep 25 2015
The Canadian Media Guild is raising the alarm about a recent announcement by the CBC that will see the sell off of a number of its buildings and major production centres across the country.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
We Vote: Your guide to the federal election 2015
Sep 25 2015
On October 19, Canadians have a chance to elect a new federal government, one that will be better for all working people.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Election 2015: Party platforms on postal banking
Sep 23 2015
Instead of cutting, Canada Post could be doing a lot more to generate revenue like other post offices around the world.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
New report examines Canada's operational framework for handling Afghan detainees
Sep 23 2015
A new report calls on government to launch a public inquiry into actions of Canadian officials relating to Afghan detainees.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Education is a right and shouldn't be a burden
Sep 23 2015
The average tuition and other fees for Canadian undergraduates have tripled between the academic years 1993/94 and 2015/16.
Unifor
TPP auto talks resume with 26,000 jobs at risk
Sep 22 2015
Unifor is urging Canadian negotiators to stand firm on regional content rules for automotive products, and other auto-related provisions.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Inadequate terms that ignore elementary issues push ETFO to escalate work-to-rule action
Sep 22 2015
ETFO has escalated its work-to-rule strike action because the terms it was offered by the Liberal government and the OPSBA in early September are inadequate and ignore elementary school issues.
Sierra Club of Canada
Do oil and whales mix?
Sep 22 2015
Last week, the heads of Canada's largest environmental organizations, met in New Brunswick to discuss the Bay of Fundy and the Energy East Pipeline.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Google is notoriously anti-tax: Why did it sponsor leaders' debate on economy?
Sep 18 2015
The economy has been a key issue in this campaign. And how and who pays their taxes is an essential part of that discussion.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal privatization and deregulation
Sep 18 2015
This election, we can do something to save our jobs, protect our service to communities and resist postal privatization and deregulation.
Fair Vote Canada
Electoral reform back in the spotlight
Sep 18 2015
This election could signal dramatic changes to elements of our democracy.
Council of Canadians
Canada's trade deals need independent analysis, not corporate cheerleading
Sep 16 2015
On the cusp of Thursday's federal election debate on the economy, the Trade Justice Network is calling on federal leaders to mandate the Parliamentary Budget Officer to conduct fact-based analysis.
Mining Watch
Crumbling political support for Tahoe Resources in Guatemala
Sep 16 2015
If the militarized security strategy that Tahoe Resources has used to put its Escobal silver mine into operation isn't enough to raise questions, the recent resignation of Otto Pérez Molina should be.
Socialist Worker
'We are U of T, we fight against misogyny'
Sep 16 2015
In response to an anonymous blog post threatening violence against women in the Departments of Sociology and Women's Studies at U of T, a mass march reclaimed campus as a safe space.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Time to Vote Child Care 2015
Sep 14 2015
UFCW Canada is calling on activists to add their support to the Vote Child Care 2015 campaign, to make affordable and quality child care a reality for all families.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
The government needs to commit resources for refugee crisis
Sep 14 2015
While countries around the world step up their efforts towards the growing Syrian refugee crisis, it is clear that the Harper Conservatives are not doing enough.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
OPSBA and government walk away from central bargaining table
Sep 14 2015
OPSBA and the government refused to continue discussions after seven lengthy days of bargaining.