Mining Watch
New study indicates increasing mine waste disasters worldwide
Aug 12 2015
A new study reveals that catastrophic mine waste failures are increasing in frequency, severity, and costs all around the world. Why is the industry incapable of learning from its failures?
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women
Aug 12 2015
Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative art installation of 1,800 pairs of moccasin vamps uniquely designed to honour the lives of Indigenous women, children and Two-Spirit people.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Send these politicians a message: 'I am voting for tax fairness'
Aug 11 2015
Tax loopholes, offshore havens, tax avoidance. Canada's economy is being hobbled by our government's failure to tackle these important issues.
Unifor
Secretive TPP talks have no democratic mandate
Aug 11 2015
Canadian trade negotiators have no mandate to accept terms in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations that would damage vital Canadian industries, says Jerry Dias, President of Unifor.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Sign a pledge to support quality child care that all families can afford
Aug 11 2015
The Vote Child Care 2015 campaign is encouraging Canadians to sign a pledge for quality child care that all families can afford and count on.
Unifor
Jobs and the community: The importance of the auto industry
Aug 7 2015
Over 120,000 Canadians are directly employed by the automotive industry. Tens of thousands more are employed in related industries.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Fairness is forgotten in search for missing migrant workers
Aug 7 2015
UFCW Canada and allies are concerned about sensationalist reports regarding four migrant workers who went missing from a British Columbia orchard operation.
Socialist Worker
Election 2015: How can we beat Harper?
Aug 7 2015
We need to inject movement demands into the election to push the NDP to reflect them during and after the election.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Corporations abuse investment treaties, bully governments into environmental backtrack
Aug 5 2015
Canadian investors have exploited a controversial mechanism in international investment treaties to challenge public interest regulations in 24 different countries.
Hospital Employees' Union
Take the pledge: Vote health care in 2015
Aug 5 2015
In the 2015 federal election, your vote can make the difference in electing an MP that will fight for public health care.
Council of Canadians
TPP talks fail: Part of Harper's disastrous economic project ends
Aug 5 2015
Ministers from 12 countries negotiating the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership announced that they were unable to reach an agreement.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
What's at stake if the Harper government is re-elected?
Aug 4 2015
Since being elected in 2006, the Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper, have significantly changed the economic and social landscape of Canada and our role and reputation internationally.
United Steelworkers
Maintain duties on illegally dumped rebar, steelworkers ask tribunal
Aug 4 2015
The United Steelworkers is calling on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to maintain duties on illegally dumped and subsidized rebar from China, South Korea and Turkey.
Food Secure Canada
Food as a weapon in the residential school system
Aug 4 2015
Woven between the stories of physical, psychological and sexual abuse in the TRC report are experiences of unimaginable food insecurity and hunger.
Unifor
Harper government's economic record worst in Canada's post-war history
Jul 31 2015
"Rhetoric and Reality: Evaluating Canada's Economic Record Under the Harper Government," tracks the performance of nine federal governments from 1946 through 2014.
Socialist Worker
Interview: Working against colonialism in Vancouver
Jul 31 2015
Bradley Hughes talked to Scott Clark, a Salish activist in Vancouver, who is the Executive Director of Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement – ALIVE about his work.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
How a Canadian bank wants you to forget they avoid taxes
Jul 31 2015
If you are on social media you might have noticed a campaign by TD Bank called #TDThanksYou.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Government claims of LNG jobs grossly overstated, not supported by companies' own numbers
Jul 29 2015
A new report offers a reality check on government claims about massive job creation to come from a B.C.-based LNG industry.
United Food and Commercial Workers
The state of Canadian health care
Jul 29 2015
A new poll reveals that nearly two out of three Canadians believe that our current health-care system is falling behind.
National Union of Public and General Employees
New Hydro One board, same old secrecy
Jul 29 2015
Even though privatization was clearly in the planning stages, the provincial Liberals made no mention of it during the last election.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
We need child-care spaces, not cheques
Jul 27 2015
The Conservative government began mailing out cheques for the expanded Universal Child Care Benefit. The cheques have little to do with child care. Here's why.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
In meeting with premier, ETFO president identifies what needs to happen for negotiations to proceed
Jul 27 2015
n what was a positive meeting with Premier Wynne and the Education Minister, ETFO president identified what needs to happen for negotiations to proceed at the bargaining table.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW pledges solidarity with workers affected by closure of 52 Loblaws stores
Jul 27 2015
"The closure will undoubtedly impact a wide number of workers, with varying needs and realities."
National Union of Public and General Employees
UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Canada's performance
Jul 24 2015
Report from the UN Committee raises concerns about missing and murdered Aboriginal women, Bill C-51, immigration detention measures for asylum seekers, among a wide range of issues.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU stands with First Nations to oppose Site C dam
Jul 24 2015
"Site C is the wrong choice for British Columbia. The project is not needed: there are better alternatives," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith.
Hospital Employees' Union
NDP leader commits to protecting universal public health care
Jul 24 2015
"Medicare came in through the New Democratic Party. It's part of our DNA. And we're going to defend it every step of the way," pledged Tom Mulcair.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Opposition parties call for halt to home mail delivery cuts until election
Jul 22 2015
Opposition party leaders are calling on the Prime Minister to instruct Canada Post to stop removing home mail delivery until the upcoming federal election.
Mining Watch
Canada's mines ministers 'open' to taking action to prevent future mine waste disasters
Jul 22 2015
"Talks aren't enough. Mines Ministers from all provinces and territories need to take concrete steps in order to prevent future mine waste disasters in this country."
Public Service Alliance of Canada
O'Toole's latest announcement confirms Veterans Affairs offices must re-open
Jul 22 2015
Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announced last week that the government plans to hire more staff in Atlantic Canada by March 2016. Are the Harper Conservatives admitting they made a mistake?
United Steelworkers
New contract ratified at Crown Metal Packaging, strike ends
Jul 20 2015
Employees of the Crown Metal Packaging factory in Toronto have ratified a new collective agreement, ending a 22-month strike.