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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Migrant workers and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Apr 22 2016
A new study from the CCPA finds that the TPP makes it easier for employers to hire migrant workers -- even in industries and regions where unemployment is high and domestic workers are available.
Canadian Labour Congress
Earth Day: Let's leave a legacy of sustainability for future generations
Apr 20 2016
The CLC is marking Earth Day, April 22, by renewing its call for a one million climate jobs plan that would allow Canada to transition from fossil-fuel reliance to a sustainable economy.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
New EU proposal will perpetuate investors' attacks on health and environment
Apr 20 2016
A new study looks at the latest attempts to reform CETA's Investment Court System and shows how the changes fail to deliver on their promise to prevent controversial trade lawsuits.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE calls for full asbestos ban
Apr 20 2016
On April 28, the Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job, CUPE is renewing its call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos in Canada.
Socialist Worker
Solidarity with Attawapiskat
Apr 18 2016
On April 9 Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency. A special sitting of the House of Commons was called but Trudeau just couldn't be pulled away from a Liberal buddy's book launch.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Every step you take: Ontario’s gender pay gap ladder
Apr 18 2016
A new report from the CCPA reveals that the average pay gap between men and women stands at 29.4 per cent in Ontario -- a gap that shadows women every step of the way up the income ladder.
United Steelworkers
Close the gender wage gap: Ken Neumann statement for Equal Pay Day
Apr 18 2016
Canadian women had to work all of 2015 AND up to April 19, 2016 just to earn as much as the average male worker did in the 12 months of 2015.
National Union of Public and General Employees
National Day of Action for a $15 minimum wage
Apr 15 2016
Join the campaign to raise the minimum wage for the lowest-paid workers in our country.
Unifor
Unifor joins Lets Talk TPP
Apr 15 2016
Unifor is joining with other unions and progressive groups to get Canadians talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and the threats it poses for this country.
Harrowsmith Now
A brewery for Dundas
Apr 15 2016
Dundas, Ontario looks like a prosperous town. It has a high-end grocery, an excellent cheese shop, a thriving coffeehouse and more. But, it doesn't have a brewery, yet.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Walmart to pay $151 million in unpaid wages after losing U.S. supreme court appeal
Apr 14 2016
Walmart workers demanding compensation for unpaid wages recently won a huge legal victory after the United States Supreme Court denied Walmart's appeal of a class action lawsuit.
Council of Canadians
New CETA video aims to spark debate as crucial vote approaches
Apr 14 2016
This video shows people exactly what we in Europe have feared about CETA. Our Canadian friends remind us that what they say is true: Canadians and Europeans have similar values.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Time's up for payday lenders
Apr 14 2016
Payday lenders charge up to $21 for every $100 borrowed over a period of two weeks, while in B.C. and Alberta they charge up to $23. Annually, that's effectively an interest rate of 547 to 599%.
Socialist Worker
NDP: join the leap!
Apr 8 2016
In the lead-up to the convention, more than a dozen riding associations have sent resolutions to endorse the Leap Manifesto.
Unifor
Syrian refugee crisis: a quick but important action
Apr 8 2016
Lifeline Syria has learned that the government may be reconsidering its position to resettle Syrian refugees as soon as possible or quietly slowing down this process. Take action now.
Mining Watch
Six Reasons to be concerned about AJAX's open pit mine in Kamloops
Apr 8 2016
If this gigantic open pit mine is approved, it would set a bad precedent not only for Kamloops, but for communities across BC and Canada in terms of health, public safety, and environmental standards.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Covered Bridge strike gains worldwide solidarity
Apr 7 2016
As the strike by UFCW Canada Local 1288P members at Covered Bridge Potato Chips holds strong, thousands of activists from around the world have added their voices in calling for a fair first contract.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
A bank for everyone
Apr 7 2016
Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages, and some Indigenous communities, don't have a bank -- but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services.
Council of Canadians
Energy East Pipeline threatens drinking water of over 5 million Canadians along entire route
Apr 7 2016
A new report documents the threat to drinking water in Edmundston, Saint Leonard, Saint Anne de Madawaska, Grand Falls, Cambridge Narrows, Hampton, Fredericton and Saint John by Energy East.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
The Panama Papers: What's the story?
Apr 5 2016
An anonymous source, 11 million leaked documents, and a year-long investigation effort by 400 journalists in over 80 countries have yielded the Panama Papers, an unprecedented look at tax havens.
Fair Vote Canada
Ranked ballot is not a voting system
Apr 5 2016
The Liberal Party platform stated that they will make every vote count and they will consider proportional representation and ranked ballots. Only proportional systems can make every vote count.
United Steelworkers
The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the future of peace and prosperity in Colombia
Apr 5 2016
The former Conservative government, supported by the Liberals, five years ago promised that ordinary Colombians' lives would vastly improve under free trade. Steelworkers show how wrong they were.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians rallies against the TPP in Charlottetown
Apr 1 2016
The government needs to hold full and proper public consultations with First Nations, provinces and municipalities. So far these so-called consultations are just smoke and mirrors.
Fair Vote Canada
Myth: Is Proportional Representation Unconstitutional?
Apr 1 2016
Opponents of electoral reform sometimes claim that proportional representation means amending the constitution or could be subject to a constitutional challenge. They're wrong.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canadians Abroad: A policy and legislative agenda
Apr 1 2016
A new study released by the CCPA and the Rideau Institute analyses fourteen major issues with consular assistance to Canadians traveling and residing abroad.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Time for police to investigate Hydro One sale
Mar 31 2016
Following revelations that a bank underwriting the Hydro One sale backed a fundraiser that funnelled tens of thousands of dollars into Liberal party coffers, it is time for police to investigate.
Hospital Employees' Union
HEU urges Ottawa to honour commitments on public health care
Mar 31 2016
The Hospital Employees Union is calling on the federal Liberal government to honour its 2015 election commitments to bring back a national health accord in partnership with B.C. and other provinces.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Private contractors at Eastern Health refuse to release information to the public
Mar 31 2016
Privatization at Newfoundland and Labrador's health authority is causing big headaches. The four companies that replaced union workers is stonewalling vital freedom of information requests.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Budget 2016: Government must be transparent about outsourcing, stop privatization
Mar 29 2016
Budget 2016 could create the conditions for more privatization, outsourcing and centralization in the federal public service and PSAC will be monitoring the government's actions closely.
Socialist Worker
Is Trump fascist?
Mar 29 2016
This comparison is not surprising. His appeal to a mythical past in which America was Great and took shit from no-one sounds an awful lot like Mussolini's appeal to the greatness of the Roman Empire.