Socialist Worker
Victory for First Nations children: what will Trudeau do?
Jan 29 2016
AFN Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde said he is optimistic that the Trudeau government is listening. But indigenous groups warn they will go to court again if the government does not fix the system.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Time for Canada Post to come clean on finances and mail volume
Jan 29 2016
Why are Canada Post Corporation's finances always so wrong? In 2014 they predicted losses of $206 million but then posted $198 million in profits. It's time for them to come clean.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Federal government moves to repeal two anti-union bills: C-377 and C-525
Jan 29 2016
These bills were designed to weaken unions by forcing redundant and unreasonable financial reporting, and by making it more difficult for Canadians in federally-regulated workplaces to join a union.
Council of Canadians
Line 9 shut down for a fourth time
Jan 27 2016
Many have grave concerns about the likelihood of Enbridge's aging Line 9 potential to rupture. Valves on two of the pipelines were shut down on Monday by unknown persons.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Legal victory for First Nations children must be followed by action
Jan 27 2016
A ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has confirmed that the federal government discriminated against First Nations children.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Ontario Premier's reaction to human rights concerns took 10 months too long
Jan 27 2016
The Premier says she only just learned about male-only campuses run by Algonquin, Niagara, and Centennial colleges in Saudi Arabia. That's implausible.
United Steelworkers
Call to action: Steelworkers rally January 30
Jan 25 2016
We need more good jobs. Our communities need a reliable tax base to fund schools and parks. Our seniors need to know that their pensions and benefits are secure. Let’s rally together for steel.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
What do you do when 62 people own as much as the poorer half of humanity?
Jan 25 2016
It is estimated that there is $199 billion of Canadian money offshore. It is likely much higher. That translates into at least $8 billion of lost tax revenue each and every year.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The state of federal public services and how to fix them
Jan 25 2016
A new report from the CCPA details the state of Canada's public services and sifts through the Liberal Party's election promises.
Food Secure Canada
The rising cost of food: a national food policy should focus on health and sustainability
Jan 22 2016
Increased food prices will impact all Canadians, but it is the most vulnerable who will be hit hardest. It is unthinkable that anyone should suffer from food insecurity.
Unifor
Unifor denounces announced job cuts by profitable Canadian Pacific Railway
Jan 22 2016
Rail safety is threatened by latest job cut. CP has already cut 1,000 mechanical staff, responsible for conducting safety inspections and maintenance of the locomotive and freight cars.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Liberal government has turned its back to patient hardship and suffering in northern Ontario
Jan 22 2016
Due to the provincial funding freeze hospitals are facing extremely challenging budget decisions. That kind of language is a euphemism for more service cuts.
Mining Watch
Groups urge governments to halt Ajax mine project review until full feasibility study is released
Jan 20 2016
Local, provincial, and national groups are asking the federal and provincial governments to halt the review period on the Application for proposed Ajax open pit mine in Kamloops.
United Food and Commercial Workers
How you can help the workers at Covered Bridge Potato Chips
Jan 20 2016
You can help to bring justice to workers at Covered Bridge Potato Chips. Send a message to the company to get back to bargaining a fair contract.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Working in extreme cold
Jan 20 2016
In the winter, parts of the country may be affected by extensive periods of extremely cold weather and there are no federal regulations on exposure to extreme cold.
United Steelworkers
Jail time for Metron construction manager a precedent-setting victory
Jan 18 2016
The 3.5 year jail sentence for a construction manager found guilty of criminal negligence in the 2009 deaths of four workers is a victory for advocates of corporate criminal accountability.
Council of Canadians
China interested in free trade agreement if Energy East pipeline approved
Jan 18 2016
Once again, free trade agreements undermine the ability of all levels of governments to regulate the sale or extraction of fossil fuels and promote renewable energy.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Elder care is the new child care
Jan 18 2016
Problem: with a lack of long-term care spaces, shortage of hospital and chronic care beds people are having to be cared for at home. And, most often, this work falls to family members, mainly women.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Nova Scotia highway workers not surprised by 20 per cent jump in asphalt prices
Jan 15 2016
Privatizing paving plant pushes up prices. For a province that is preaching fiscal restraint at every turn, this sure doesn't look good on them.
Hospital Employees' Union
Breast cancer case in Supreme Court
Jan 15 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada is hearing a case that could make it easier for women who contract breast cancer on the job to receive Workers Compensation benefits.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Google Canada please pay your taxes
Jan 15 2016
Justin Trudeau will be at the opening of the new Google development team headquarters. But will he take a moment to pull Google executives aside and ask them to pay their fair share of federal taxes?
United Food and Commercial Workers
Covered Bridge Facebook page gets crunched by public outrage
Jan 13 2016
Public outrage has driven Covered Bridge Potato Chips to take down its Facebook page to hide comments blasting the company for refusing to negotiate a fair contract with its workers.
Unifor
Petition in favour of greater rights and protections for freelancers and precarious workers
Jan 13 2016
Freelance workers face challenges with legal protection, recognition, compensation and rights over their work. Sign this petition and send a message to the Ontario government.
Socialist Worker
Tell Trudeau to cancel Harper's Saudi arms deal
Jan 13 2016
Trudeau was elected by promising "real change," including cancelling Harper's fighter jet contracts. So far the Liberals refuse to cancel Harper's $15-billion arms deal to the Saudi dictatorship.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ratifying CETA -- easier said than done
Jan 11 2016
There are encouraging signs that the new government in Ottawa is ready to break from the worst excesses of the Harper government. But on trade? The Liberals aren't so different.
United Steelworkers
Canada needs a job creation and just transition plan
Jan 11 2016
2015 was a rocky year for jobs, and trends show 2016 could be even worse without government action. The Canadian Labour Congress cautions that our medium-term economic situation is still precarious.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU opposes renters’ dispute fee hike imposed by B.C. Government
Jan 11 2016
A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. How is this fair?
United Food and Commercial Workers
Support fairness at Covered Bridge Potato Chips in New Brunswick
Jan 8 2016
Boycott alert! To support the call for a fair contract, UFCW Canada activists are asking consumers not to buy Covered Bridge Potato Chips until this New Brunswick strike is over.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Eight things to know about the OLG lockout
Jan 8 2016
On December 16, management at the Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots locked out 124 of its workers. Here are eight things you should know about the current situation.
Hospital Employees' Union
Renew health care
Jan 8 2016
In January, the federal government is meeting with the health ministers of the provinces and territories in Vancouver to discuss a new national agreement. Take action now!