Canadian Health Coalition
Federal health transfers: Myths and facts
May 7 2014
Several government MPs have used arguments about the Health Accord that are misleading. Here are seven of those myths (with seven facts to explain what is going on!).
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
BC government urged to lower expectations for LNG-based 'Prosperity Fund'
May 7 2014
The report 'Path to Prosperity?' looks at forecasts for Asian energy markets, time and cost associated with developing and the plan to earn royalties and finds all is not right.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal Banking is a win-win strategy for Canada Post
May 5 2014
CUPW hosted a symposium this past weekend to explore the issue of postal banking and found that postal banking is a viable option for Canada Post, postal workers and the public.
United Food and Commercial Workers
AWA provides accidental death insurance for migrant workers
May 5 2014
The Agriculture Workers Alliance has renewed a benefit plan to provide accidental death and dismemberment insurance for its members.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadian money in offshore tax havens hits record high
May 5 2014
Canadian money stashed in offshore tax havens hit $170 billion in 2013. The government can’t be outmaneuvered by corporations and the very rich looking to get even richer at the expense of the rest.
Unifor
Report shows the value of unions
May 2 2014
Unions built the middle class in the last century and, with the right conditions, can do so again this century, a new report by Unifor economist Jordan Brennan has found.
Council of Canadians
Parliament Hill gets 'fracked'
May 2 2014
On Thursday, May 1, a 14-foot fracking rig spilling fracking wastewater appeared on Parliament Hill to highlight the grave risks associated with fracking such as well leaks and wastewater spills.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Target benefit plans: The latest attack on workers' pensions
May 2 2014
The Conservative federal government has proposed to push target benefit pension plans on federally-regulated workers that have defined benefit plans.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Decision to close Victoria Youth Custody Centre a shortsighted mistake
Apr 30 2014
The BC provincial government will close the Victoria Youth Custody Centre. BCGEU president Darryl Walker argues this decision will make it more difficult for troubled youth to get the help they need.
Council of Canadians
A Fractivist's Toolkit
Apr 30 2014
How can you take action to protect water and stop fracking? Check out this toolkit designed to help people and communities fight fracking, protect water and public health and curb climate change.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Nearly 2/3 of Canadians smile on postal banking
Apr 30 2014
Sixty-four per cent of respondents support new revenue-generating services at Canada Post, including financial services, finds a new poll.
Hospital Employees' Union
International Day of Mourning: A time to reflect on workers killed or injured on the job
Apr 28 2014
Since 1985, the Canadian labour movement and allies have gathered together from coast to coast on the International Day of Mourning, to remember and honour workers injured or killed on the job.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The best and worst place to be a woman in Canada
Apr 28 2014
A new report provides an index of gender equality in Canada's 20 largest metropolitan areas.
National Union of Public and General Employees
All Together Now! campaign's Fairness Express rolls across Ontario
Apr 25 2014
The popular travelling road show focusing on income inequality is revving its engines for another leg of its cross-Canada tour on income inequality.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Another round of cuts to our food inspection system? The raw truth about tax cuts.
Apr 25 2014
It looks like $35 million and 192 inspectors are on the chopping block according to documents posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and major media reports.
United Steelworkers
Crown Holdings CEO stuns shareholders, refuses questions during annual meeting
Apr 25 2014
Union members from several countries attended the meeting to seek answers for labour troubles at several of Crown’s global operations.
Council of Canadians
Trading away our water rights
Apr 23 2014
Investment treaties give foreign corporations “investor-state” rights, allowing them to by-pass their own governments and directly sue the government of another country.
United Food and Commercial Workers
One year after Rana Plaza tragedy, UFCW Canada embarks on fact-finding mission to Bangladesh
Apr 23 2014
The Rana Plaza tragedy highlighted garment retailers' complacency in protecting workers' rights and safety in Bangladesh and elsewhere.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Popular economics: A fair economy is a strong economy
Apr 21 2014
Discussions about the economy shouldn’t be dominated by banks and corporations. Join the conversation about how the economy can work for Canadian workers, our families, and our communities.
United Steelworkers
Workplace safety fight far from over
Apr 18 2014
Forty years ago, on April 18, several hundred miners in Elliot Lake, Ont., held an illegal wildcat strike over unsafe working conditions.
Sierra Club of Canada
Last lump of coal, first refugee
Apr 18 2014
While the rest of the world is pondering the implications of a rapidly changing climate and how to mitigate it, Canadian authorities are refusing to even listen.
Socialist Worker
Workers fight low wages and precarious employment
Apr 18 2014
On April 14, a crowd of about 175 people marched in downtown Toronto to demand a $14-an-hour minimum wage and improved legal protections for precarious workers.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Stock options: The billion-dollar tax loophole
Apr 16 2014
Canada's wealthiest CEOs don't have to pay tax on 50 per cent of income received from cashing in company stock that they have received as part of their compensation.
Unifor
April 16, 2014 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario
Apr 16 2014
On this year's Equal Pay Day, the gender pay gap is not closing -- compared to last year, it has increased by 3 per cent.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
We won’t have Medicare II without federal leadership says Alex Himelfarb
Apr 16 2014
Alex Himelfarb understands the 2004 10-year health accord better than most. At the time it was negotiated, he was the highest ranking civil servant in Ottawa.
Mining Watch
Five major mining challenges for Quebec's new government to address
Apr 14 2014
These five themes are the essential elements to ensure that mineral development in Quebec respects citizens, communities and the environment.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC members fight to protect Canada's parks and waterways
Apr 11 2014
PSAC members working for Parks Canada gathered in Ottawa to discuss the protection of Canada's national parks and heritage institutions and prepare for upcoming collective bargaining.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Wear red on Equal Pay Day, April 16
Apr 11 2014
The Ontario gender pay gap has now increased to 31% which is one of the biggest reported gaps in the world. To close the gap and bring women out of the "red" and into the "black" we ask you wear red.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Why unions matter
Apr 11 2014
Unions matter and to help celebrate and spread this idea, the National Union has started publishing a regular review of the some of the best and most beautiful expressions of why unions matter.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU reaches five year tentative agreement for college instructors
Apr 9 2014
The BCGEU has reached a tentative agreement with the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association. The tentative agreement includes wage increases, improvements to benefits and more.