Council of Canadians
Thousands of Canadians deliver message at MP offices: Let people vote!
Mar 28 2014
Citizens delivered an 80,000-strong petition that opposes the unnecessarily strict voter ID requirements that could stop hundreds of thousands from voting in the next election.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Hudak's Plan B: Wisconsin?
Mar 28 2014
We need to redouble our efforts when responding to policies and laws that stand in the way of prosperity in Ontario. We must learn from Wisconsin and act together for the good of all Ontarians.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC launches court action against Bill C-4
Mar 28 2014
The PSAC has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C-4, the legislation that has gutted the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.
United Steelworkers
Seven months on picket line, Toronto workers vote 117-1 against U.S. company’s contract offer
Mar 26 2014
Despite seven inhospitable months on a picket line, a group of Toronto workers has voted 117-1 against American manufacturing giant Crown Holdings' attacks on their living standards.
Canadian Health Coalition
Canadians want federal leadership in health care: National day of action starts campaign for new Health Accord
Mar 26 2014
We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians to the fact that the Harper government is not providing federal leadership in health care.
Ontario Health Coalition
Private health clinics using manipulative tactics to over-bill patients: Ontario Health Coalition report
Mar 26 2014
a significant number of private clinics are both billing OHIP and charging patients fees on top ranging from $50 - $3,500 or more.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Take Action: Swift passage of act needed to stop paid plasma donation in Ontario
Mar 24 2014
Urge Health Minister Deb Matthews and health critics France Gelinas and Christine Elliott to put aside partisan differences to ensure that confidence in our blood system remains intact.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Time to end 'War on the Poor' protesters from across Ontario tell Premier at Liberal convention
Mar 24 2014
After 11 years in power, the Liberals have not addressed the serious and growing problem of poverty in Ontario
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
March 21, 2014 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 21 2014
The theme for 2014 is "The Role of Leaders in Combatting Racism and Racial Discrimination."
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Unfair elections act is an affront to democracy
Mar 21 2014
If implemented, the bill would severely weaken our democracy. It would prevent Elections Canada from encouraging people to vote and would make it harder for some people to cast their ballots.
National Union of Public and General Employees
National Union supports March 31 Day of Action for a new Health Accord
Mar 21 2014
"The quality of health care that Canadians receive should not depend on where you live or your ability to pay," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
CUPW's plan for a better public postal service for everyone
Mar 19 2014
Canada Post belongs to all of us, not just the federal politicians and the large corporate mailers, and certainly not just post office management.
Canadian Health Coalition
Canada needs a new health accord, take action with these tools
Mar 19 2014
We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians that the expiry of the Health Accord means the end of federal leadership in health care and cuts of $36 billion to health transfers over 10 years.
United Steelworkers
Be wary of quality, supply problems with cans manufactured by Crown Holdings
Mar 19 2014
Beverage and food producers receiving cans from Crown Holdings' Toronto factory should be wary of potential supply and quality problems, the United Steelworkers warns.
Mining Watch
Four years after submitting evidence, organizations challenge anti-corruption law as ineffective
Mar 17 2014
Four years ago, nine Canadian organizations filed a complaint requesting that the RCMP investigate Blackfire Exploration and its Mexican subsidiary for bribery of a foreign public official.
National Union of Public and General Employees
New Elections Act finds no support
Mar 17 2014
By now, it must be clear to all but the most ardent party loyalists that the current Conservative government in Canada is contemptuous of democracy, working actively to weaken our democratic systems.
United Steelworkers
Sign the petition to stop the killing and enforce the law
Mar 14 2014
More than 1,000 workers each year are killed at work, but police and prosecutors are not utilizing the Westray amendments that hold corporations, their directors and executives criminally accountable.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Guess who gets special tax treatment?
Mar 14 2014
The tax system has morphed into an unwieldy mess of loopholes that are ineffective except for helping very wealthy people avoid paying taxes.
Council of Canadians
New poll shows majority oppose key sections of the 'Unfair' Elections Act
Mar 14 2014
The provisions in the 'Unfair' Elections Act that would eliminate the voucher system, prevent Elections Canada from publicly reporting on election fraud, and cancel research and public education.
Upstream
No room for shaming in public health system
Mar 12 2014
Nova Scotia's Health Minister Leo Glavine floated the idea that people should have to demonstrate healthy lifestyles before accessing our health-care system. Here's why such an idea will fail.
Unifor
Canadian auto industry threatened by free trade deal with Korea
Mar 12 2014
We cannot stand by a deal that secures a one-way flow of Korean auto imports into the Canadian market, undermining the jobs and industry on which so many Canadians depend.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Talk must lead to action on farm safety
Mar 12 2014
A legitimate agenda for addressing farm safety must include addressing the gaping legislative holes in the safety net for agriculture workers.
Ontario Health Coalition
Ontario Health Coalition conducting vote April 5 on cutting services from hospitals
Mar 10 2014
Volunteers across Ontario will hold a referendum to ask residents to vote to stop the Ontario government's plan to cut local public hospitals and contract clinical services out to private clinics.
Hospital Employees' Union
Strong women, strong world, strong union
Mar 7 2014
On March 8, 1857, female garment workers in New York City took to the streets to demand better working conditions, a ten-hour day, and equal rights for women.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Another victory for agriculture workers
Mar 7 2014
The Quebec government will grant seasonal agriculture workers the same rights as all workers in Quebec, including, in particular, the right to join a union.
United Steelworkers
500,000 member retirees’ group joins Carnival Cruise boycott
Mar 7 2014
The 500,000-member Congress of Union Retirees of Canada is endorsing a boycott of Carnival Cruises to protest the role of Carnival's chief executive in a six-month labour dispute in Toronto.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
CUPW to Raitt: Why allow Canada Post to proceed with cuts, rate hikes prior to 2014 Charter review?
Mar 5 2014
When will the government conduct its review, what issues will be examined, and will the review be open to the public?
United Steelworkers
International Women's Day 2014
Mar 5 2014
Human rights are hard-won things. And once we gain them, we have to work to keep them.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Taxing the rich to reduce income inequality helps the economy
Mar 5 2014
An International Monetary Fund report released this week found that taxing the wealthy to fund programs that reduce income inequality is good for the economy.
Council of Canadians
European regulations could be badly affected by transatlantic free trade
Mar 3 2014
We are calling on MEPs and Members of Parliament in Canada to refuse to endorse CETA until the extreme investor-state dispute settlement provision has been taken out.