United Steelworkers
'Where Have You Been?' Young workers' campaign asks Premier
Apr 9 2014
An online letter writing campaign is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne "to stand on the side of Ontario workers and the next generation and not multinational corporations."
Council of Canadians
Elections Canada may never release fraud report because of 'Unfair' Elections Act
Apr 7 2014
As a result of the Unfair Elections Act, Elections Canada's report on the widespread deceptive phone calls in 2011 might not be released until after the 2015 election, if ever.
Mining Watch
Community to file suit for restoration of lands as Goldcorp refuses dignified terms at Los Filos Mine
Apr 7 2014
The permanent assembly of the Ejido Carrizalillo has decided to bring a lawsuit before the federal agricultural tribunal against a subsidiary of Goldcorp, to immediately restore ejidal lands.
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Fact Sheet: Violence against Women in Canada
Apr 7 2014
Violence against women and girls continues to be widely tolerated in Canada. This fact sheet is a compilation of the most recent research and statistics on women’s experience of violence.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Refugee Rights Day, April 4, 2014
Apr 4 2014
In a time when Canada should be moving towards more stringent protections for all refugees, the Harper Conservatives have done the opposite.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Sick leave in the public sector: A reality check
Apr 4 2014
The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. The numbers don't add up.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
OPSEU endorses LCBO expansion plan; time to repatriate Agency stores
Apr 4 2014
This is a step in the right direction for the future of alcohol retailing in Ontario.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Ask your MP to support the tax gap motion
Apr 2 2014
How many tax dollars are missing? The troubling answer is that the Harper government has absolutely no idea. Worse, it is thwarting those who want to find out.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
New patient ombudsman legislation an insult to Ontario hospital patients and long-term care residents, families
Apr 2 2014
The Ontario government is offering “a mockery of a legitimate complaints process for hospital patients and long-term care residents."
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians celebrates a bittersweet victory for the Experimental Lakes Area
Apr 2 2014
We applaud the transfer of the Experimental Lakes Area to the International Institute of Sustainable Development but decry the Harper government's abdication of its responsibility for fresh water.
Unifor
We're trying to unionize at Toyota!
Mar 31 2014
This morning Unifor applied to be the union representing workers at Toyota's three Canadian assembly plants -- in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Austerity agenda continues with education funding
Mar 31 2014
There is no additional funding in Ontario for front line services and some boards may see a decrease in their funding for next year.
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.