Unifor
Short-term thinking on pensions
Sep 30 2013
The Alberta government's announcement that it plans to bring in legislation to restrict the pensions of provincial employees is overly aggressive, and unneeded.
Sierra Club of Canada
Important update on our #SaveTheBees campaign
Sep 27 2013
I want to ask you to join Sierra Club Canada in taking the next step to convince government to ban bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU calls for modernized regulations, increased oversight and greater flexibility for LDB retailing
Sep 27 2013
The submission calls for modernized regulations, adequately resourced compliance and enforcement, and expanded public liquor store services in the province.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Organized crime and tax fraud: The tip of the iceberg
Sep 27 2013
Canada is not immune to sophisticated, multi-billion-dollar global schemes that involve money laundering and hidden assets.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Quebec Values Charter: Bad solution to the wrong problem
Sep 25 2013
What is presented as a debate about “our values” is indeed nothing but a lame remake of the 2006-2007 melodrama surrounding reasonable accommodations.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Harper government gives human rights the cold shoulder
Sep 25 2013
The Harper government presented a shallow and disgraceful report last week to the United Nations Human Rights Council, outlining its response to the Council's review of Canada's human rights record.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CBC News ‘Reality Check’ on healthcare superboard confirms what unions have been saying
Sep 25 2013
CBC Nova Scotia’s ‘Reality Check’ series on the Nova Scotia provincial election confirms what CUPE has been saying all along – there won’t be any savings from a healthcare superboard.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Why does a Canadian company pay its taxes to Switzerland?
Sep 23 2013
The good people of Zug Switzerland allow Canadian company Cameco to pay them taxes even though the corporation has no material operations to speak of in the city.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
'Made in the USA' documentary critiques Hudak's plans for a low-wage Ontario
Sep 23 2013
Tim Hudak says he wants to ‘modernize' Ontario laws, but rather than taking us into the future his proposals would send us back to the Great Depression.
Council of Canadians
Help fund the urgent federal court appeal by the Hupacasath First Nation
Sep 23 2013
The Hupacasath need to raise $300,000 by September 26th in order to move their appeal forward.
Inter Pares
Seeking truth and justice in Guatemala
Sep 20 2013
Working with local organizations for over two decades, PCS and Inter Pares have assisted Guatemalans as they attempt to rebuild the social fabric of their communities.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Urgent action: Send a letter opposing death threats to our Colombian social justice partners
Sep 20 2013
NOMADESC staff work to defend and promote human rights and as a result, are frequently the target of death threats and attempts on their lives.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Fraser got it wrong, StatsCan says little real difference in public-private absenteeism rates
Sep 20 2013
The difference can be attributed to several factors, as the public sector workforce tends to be older, more female and more unionized.
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
New fact sheet: Violence Against Women in Canada
Sep 18 2013
Despite decades of research, education, lobbying and activism, violence against women and girls continues to be widely tolerated in Canada.
United Steelworkers
Plea bargain in Vale mine deaths betrays workers, families
Sep 18 2013
Damning evidence was uncovered that showed the deaths of Jason Chenier and Jordan Fram, like so many other injuries and fatalities in Ontario mines, were preventable.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Attacking defined benefit pensions no solution to crisis
Sep 18 2013
Abandoning defined benefit pension plans is short-sighted and irresponsible, and will do nothing to help Canadians prepare for retirement.
Hospital Employees' Union
Justice for Parksville HEU member suspended for speaking out
Sep 16 2013
An arbitrator has ruled that a Parksville nurse was unjustly disciplined by her employer for speaking out on the state of seniors’ care at a public meeting last year.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Send a letter and help stop the greedy lockout against UFCW 1000A members at Ryding Regency Meatpackers
Sep 13 2013
UFCW Canada is calling on all activists, friends and supporters to stop this blatant attack on workers.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Research that makes a difference in the lives of women in Canada
Sep 13 2013
This project will help us to produce essential research and analysis of the barriers to achieving gender equality and the public policy solutions that will create a more inclusive Canada.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Raise the minimum wage: Join the September 14 Day of Action
Sep 13 2013
Help tell Toys "R" Us that one in seven kids in Ontario live in poverty. If the company cares about our communities, it should support a minimum wage that brings families out of poverty.
Unifor
New union Unifor economists call for Ontario minimum wage to increase to $14
Sep 11 2013
Representatives of the newly created Canadian union Unifor appeared before the Ontario panel studying minimum wages in the province, and called for the minimum wage to be increased to $14 per hour.
National Union of Public and General Employees
NUPGE launches monthly 'Why Unions Matter' contest
Sep 11 2013
Do you know how unions make a difference? Do you have a story to share? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) wants to hear from you.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
G20: Oops we forgot to ask who owns those accounts
Sep 11 2013
there’s been a fair bit of reporting and editorializing commending the G20 for “tackling tax avoidance” by adopting “automatic information exchange” as a global standard, but there's much more to do.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the numbers: What is 'middle class' in Canada?
Sep 9 2013
There is zero agreement among economists on what constitutes Canada's middle class.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Part-time growth in a 'hamster wheel' job market
Sep 9 2013
Statistics Canada reported that employment increased in August, although two-thirds of the additional jobs were part-time positions.
United Steelworkers
Union Workers Ratify New Agreement at Toronto Plaza Hotel Ending 13-Week Strike
Sep 5 2013
Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9466 have ratified a new two-year agreement at the Toronto Plaza Hotel thus ending a bitter 13-week strike.
Mining Watch
Guatemalan Indigenous Organizations File Complaint over Mining Law with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Sep 5 2013
Guatemala's Western Peoples' Council of Mayan organizations (CPO) filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Will G20 Make a Difference?
Sep 4 2013
As Prime Minister Harper heads to Russia, we have to ask: will tomorrow's G20 Summit make any progress reforming the way multinational corporations are taxed?
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Labour Day: celebrating our role as workers
Sep 1 2013
Labour Day is about more than a well-deserved day off. It is a time to celebrate the important contributions we make to our economy as workers.
Canadian Auto Workers
Talk About the Union Advantage
Sep 1 2013
Lewenza said he is most proud of how the CAW has been an advocate for the rights of workers and has worked hard to improve the lives of its members and communities.