National Union of Public and General Employees
US Court strikes down net neutrality order threatening open Internet
Jan 15 2014
Washington court strikes down Federal Communications Commission's rules on Net Neutrality on technical basis. Net Neutrality advocates calling for agency or Congress to act.
Council of Canadians
CETA access denied, federal government refuses to disclose working text of Canada-EU deal
Jan 15 2014
How is anyone expected to say yes or no to this EU deal if Ottawa is not prepared to release it publicly before CETA is signed, sealed and delivered?
Unifor
Town hall on Vancouver urban transit renewal
Jan 15 2014
Given the complexity of transit planning in the region, many activists fear that a referendum is doomed to fail without proper planning and outreach.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Our commitment for 2014: We will fight to save Canada Post
Jan 13 2014
Our union has launched the Save Canada Post campaign to fight the Conservative government’s attack on our public postal service. We cannot do this alone.
Inter Pares
Open for Justice: Increasing corporate accountability in Canada
Jan 13 2014
Those who have been harmed by Canadian mining operations overseas need to be able to seek justice in Canada.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
BC Jobs Plan failing to deliver, says new report: Change in strategy needed to boost job creation
Jan 10 2014
Statistics Canada data reveals that BC’s labour market stalled in 2013, despite the much-hyped BC Jobs Plan launched over two years ago.
National Union of Public and General Employees
All Together Now! Town hall forum heads to Windsor, Ontario January 20
Jan 10 2014
Open forum to discuss the impact of growing income inequality on communities, families and workers and what we can do about it.
Unifor
Unifor standing up for rights at work
Jan 10 2014
Canada’s largest union in the private sector is holding meetings across the country over the coming weeks to prepare for a nationwide campaign to defend the rights of Canadians in the workplace.
United Steelworkers
Union targets Carnival Cruise CEO Arnold Donald in campaign
Jan 8 2014
We believe that Arnold Donald is shooting himself in the foot by supporting the outrageous demands of Crown Holdings management, which are really aimed at breaking the union.
Mining Watch
White River First Nation says Yukon’s response to 'Free Entry' court decision inadequate
Jan 8 2014
White River First Nation is calling on the Yukon Government to address their recent mining legislation gaps and to implement an immediate staking moratorium in White River Traditional Territory.
Council of Canadians
United States considers $300 million for Great Lakes clean-up budget
Jan 8 2014
There is a stark contrast between funding in the United States to clean up the Great Lakes and the Harper government's inaction on this file.
Fair Vote Canada
Visit your MP about proportional representation
Jan 6 2014
From January 2nd to 26th, 2014, MPs are in their home ridings. Now is the time to tell them that we want equal, effective votes: That we want proportional representation.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Taxpayers subsidize obscene levels of compensation of top CEOs
Jan 6 2014
Because of an unfair tax loophole, only half the income from stock options is taxable.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Act now to save Canada Post!
Jan 6 2014
On Dec. 11, 2013, Canada Post announced drastic cutbacks to our public postal service. Send a message to your MP, via email or print and mail (postage is free!), or print and display a window sign.
United Steelworkers
Steelworkers ramp up campaign against crown holdings in Toronto, worldwide
Dec 21 2013
Corporate CEOs and directors are becoming major protest targets of Toronto workers forced on strike three months ago by manufacturing giant Crown Holdings.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians responds to Enbridge Northern Gateway recommendation
Dec 21 2013
If the Harper government approves this and other export pipelines, Canada is clearly signalling its dependence on extreme forms of energy into the future.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
A roundup of commentary on the Canada Post cuts
Dec 18 2013
Canada Post announced a series of changes which included cutting staff, phasing out door-to-door mail delivery to urban residents, and a new pricing system, among others.
Council of Canadians
Is Canada opposing the European directive against fracking?
Dec 18 2013
We don't know. We do know that the Harper government has lobbied against the European Fuel Quality Directive, an important piece of European climate legislation.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the Numbers: International migration
Dec 16 2013
On December 18, on International Migrants Day, the world recognizes and celebrates the rights of migrants.
Mining Watch
Is Ontario getting a fair share for our mineral resources? An open letter to Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General for Ontario
Dec 16 2013
A review is greatly needed given the well-justified calls for revenue sharing from First Nations and municipalities and the numerous proposed mining projects that are advancing across the province.
National Union of Public and General Employees
PC Leader admits he lacks talent, refuses to debate OPSEU President Smokey Thomas
Dec 16 2013
Hudak told Global TV’s Alan Carter, “Listen, I enjoy debate, I enjoy the fight. I really had no talent in life except running my mouth – that’s why I got in politics.”
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Fact sheet: Canada Post chooses cuts, ignores better options
Dec 13 2013
CUPW has compiled information showing there is little support for what Canada Post is doing and considerable support for alternatives to cuts.
Food Secure Canada
Moving forward with strength and diversity: Raising the bar on student food programs
Dec 13 2013
Did you know that Canada is one of the only OECD countries that does not have federal support for student food programs?
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC calls Canada Post strategy self-defeating, short-term pain for long term peril
Dec 13 2013
Canada Post's plan to end urban door to door delivery while increasing postage rates is both shockingly bad business and bad for the communities the crown corporation serves.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
A part-time, do-it-yourself job market
Dec 11 2013
Statistics Canada reported that employment grew by 22,000 in November. But 20,000 of those new jobs were part-time.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Federal unions to take legal action against Bill C-4
Dec 11 2013
Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
An important message from Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Tim Hudak
Dec 11 2013
I realize your party policies on labour relations, unions, jobs and industrial development contain many erroneous assumptions based on incorrect numbers and research. I challenge you to a debate.
Sierra Club of Canada
Last chance to share your thoughts with Canada’s pesticide regulators about saving bees
Dec 9 2013
Millions and millions of bees and other life-sustaining insect pollinators are being killed-off by neonicotinoid pesticides. Send a quick message today.
Fair Vote Canada
Michael Chong’s reform bill, a litmus test for democracy
Dec 9 2013
The concentration of power in the PMO plays a role in the depletion of trust in our democracy.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013
Dec 9 2013
International Human Rights Day is commemorated annually on December 10th. Sixty-five years ago, on this date, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) was born.