National Union of Public and General Employees
NUPGE takes HSAA case to the International Labour Organization
Feb 14 2014
Alberta will now lead the way in Canada as being the worst offender for violating international labour standards that it has committed to uphold and promote.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Budget 2014: Talk about tax fairness but not much action
Feb 14 2014
The most expensive and most egregious tax loopholes such as the Stock Option Deduction, Capital Gain Deduction and Business Entertainment Deduction have not been touched.
Canadian Health Coalition
Join us March 31st for national day of action for a new Health Accord
Feb 12 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.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Ontario's Local Health Integration Networks should integrate with Ministry of Health
Feb 12 2014
The LHINs have been a smokescreen for decisions that are really being made by the Ministry of Health.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Federal Budget 2014: No help, all hurt for Canadian workers
Feb 12 2014
Cutting public services to pay for a surplus is hurting Canadians and not spurring any meaningful economic growth.
Unifor
Good Jobs Summit about young people
Feb 10 2014
The Good Jobs Summit will be held at Toronto’s Ryerson University on October 4 and 5, launching the school’s annual Social Justice Week.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
$100,000 scholarship fund launched in BC for adults with developmental disabilities
Feb 10 2014
Starting today, people being served by Community Living BC will be eligible to apply for a scholarship to support their personal and professional development.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Call on Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to close unfair tax loopholes in federal budget
Feb 7 2014
Will Finance Minister Jim Flaherty do the right thing on Budget Day, February 11? Send him a message now asking him to close unfair tax loopholes and tackle tax havens.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Alternative Federal Budget 2014, striking a better balance
Feb 7 2014
It delivers a plan that would lift 855,000 Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost the economy, and lower unemployment to 5.4 per cent.
Inter Pares
Las Pavas: The struggle for land
Feb 5 2014
The land issue is central to the latest efforts by Colombians to bring an end to fifty years of conflict.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women on February 14th
Feb 5 2014
UFCW Canada activists will join thousands of other women, men and family members in marches and vigils across Canada to remember and honour missing and murdered women.
United Steelworkers
Sault council unanimously supports Stop the Killing, Enforce the Law campaign
Feb 5 2014
Municipal councils are leaders in their respective communities. With so many fatalities across the country, enforcing the Westray Law is clearly an issue for municipal councils to endorse.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Black History Month
Feb 3 2014
The PSAC recognizes and celebrates the past and present contributions of Black people and people of African descent. We also acknowledge the discrimination, barriers and challenges that remain.
Council of Canadians
Elections Act changes long overdue, but will they prevent fraud?
Feb 3 2014
The unwillingness of the Conservatives to come clean and the inability of Elections Canada to hold them to account is unacceptable.
Unifor
Anywhere, any time! Unifor president challenges Hudak to a debate
Feb 3 2014
“I have been through your plan, and quite simply the numbers just don’t add up,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias wrote in his letter to Hudak today.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Income splitting: Huge tax cuts for rich families
Jan 31 2014
It is beyond dispute that parental income splitting will give lavish tax benefits to the richest families while giving shockingly small benefits to those who actually need them the most.
Unifor
Minimum wage increase falls short
Jan 31 2014
The minimum wage increase announced by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne this morning is too small and locks in the poverty-level wages of the province’s lowest-paid workers, Unifor says.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Federal government backing away from cleaning up Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Jan 31 2014
Recent media reports suggest measures intended to reduce the abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are being undermined.
Mining Watch
Indigenous struggle and survival in the face of Canadian colonialism and mining
Jan 29 2014
Presentation by Xat'sull Chief Bev Sellars for the Fifth Gathering of the Latin American Observatory of Mining Conflicts.
Canadian Health Coalition
CETA threats to public health care in Canada
Jan 29 2014
Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade Study of CETA (pdf).
Sierra Club of Canada
Senate must heed evidence on bee killing pesticides
Jan 29 2014
About 30% of our food depends on bees and other pollinating insects. Not acting now, in 2014, threatens to put the bees (and many beekeepers) out of business.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Rally for postal service draws thousands
Jan 27 2014
Thousands of postal workers and supporters rallied in Ottawa on Sunday to send a message to Canada Post and the Harper federal government about their plan to end door-to-door mail delivery.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
How Chicago teachers built a fighting union
Jan 24 2014
The Chicago Teachers’ Union is a fighting union and the city’s strongest advocate for children and youth. This didn’t happen by accident.
Unifor
Let’s talk about mental health!
Jan 24 2014
Unifor is participating in the Bell program ‘Let’s Talk’ geared towards fostering a national conversation on mental health.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
More than a third of Canadian physicians still without electronic medical records
Jan 24 2014
When a drug recall takes place, does your family doctor have the ability to identify which patients are on that drug and notify them in a timely manner?
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The problem with Hudak’s million jobs promise
Jan 22 2014
Even without the full details, there are other reasons to doubt his promise. For starters: there aren't a million unemployed people in Ontario.
Council of Canadians
CETA: Canada should mirror EU consultations on investor 'rights' chapter in transatlantic trade deals
Jan 22 2014
All we’re asking for at this point is a public consultation and debate on these extreme investment protections like the Commission has agreed to organize in Europe.
Food Secure Canada
Examining Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act
Jan 22 2014
The Act proposes changes to nine pieces of federal legislation, seven under the oversight of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and two under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Unifor
Unifor supports local programming
Jan 20 2014
In a submission to the CRTC, Unifor is calling on the commission to require broadcasters to dedicate more of the tangible benefits from any merger or takeover to enhancing local programming.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Income splitting: Helping the rich get richer
Jan 20 2014
Income splitting is terrible policy that would have negative economic impacts. It provides little for parents who need help, while lining the pockets of those who don't.