Canadian Union of Postal Workers
'Liberals, bring back our home delivery for the holidays,' union urges
Dec 7 2015
"It's not too late to bring back our home delivery for the holidays," said Mike Palecek.
Unifor
Changes needed to address precarious work
Dec 7 2015
With few jobs available, workers are too often forced to choose between unemployment and precarious jobs with little prospect for building a decent life for their families.
Council of Canadians
Environmental health expert raises critical questions about Energy East's oil storage tank and export terminal in Saint John
Dec 7 2015
"TransCanada evaluates only a subset of compounds people may be exposed to and fails to adequately explain why certain reference guidelines were chosen from one jurisdiction over another."
Canadian Health Coalition
Health-care advocates send strong message to new government
Dec 4 2015
This week health-care advocatesare sending a message to our newly elected government -- we expect strong action to preserve and expand our public health-care system!
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Victory! Government to re-open nine Veterans Affairs offices within one year
Dec 4 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds the federal government's decision to re-open Veterans Affairs offices in nine cities within one year.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Remember their names, work for change
Dec 4 2015
December 6 is commemorated each year as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Government continues to hide content of original Throness report on prison safety
Dec 2 2015
The BCGEU is appealing the release of a heavily redacted first draft of MLA Laurie Throness' report on prison safety.
Inter Pares
Take a stand for women's equality in Guatemala
Dec 2 2015
Alongside other Mayan women leaders, Blanca is promoting women's equality in Guatemala. Will you help her?
Mining Watch
Tahoe Resources' former security manager turns fugitive
Dec 2 2015
On Monday, plaintiffs in the criminal case against Tahoe Resources' former security manager, Alberto Rotondo, were informed that he had escaped police custody.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Corporate tax cuts have contributed to slower economic growth
Nov 30 2015
Corporate income tax (CIT) cuts have not only failed to lead to faster growth, there is evidence to suggest that CIT rate reductions contributed to slower growth.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Child and family poverty still on rise in Nova Scotia
Nov 30 2015
Child and family poverty in Nova Scotia has increased. The most recent data reveal that 37,650 children, more than 1 in 5, were living in poverty in 2013.
Sierra Club of Canada
Canada is broiling. Premiers know it. Now it's up to us.
Nov 30 2015
Scientists had an urgent message for the politicians, and it's up to you and me to make sure they do something about it.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
ETFO joins calls for public hearings on Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
Nov 26 2015
"Such trade deals have restricted our government's ability to regulate in the public interest while at the same time protecting and privileging the interests of multinational corporations," said ETFO.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Who belongs to Canada's low-tax club?
Nov 26 2015
Did you know that at least five top Canadian companies pay less than five per cent corporate income tax?
Food Secure Canada
Next steps for a national food policy in Canada
Nov 26 2015
There's no question we are in a different place with regards to food policy with the election of the Trudeau government.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov 25 2015
With the election of a Liberal government, there is an opportunity to correct many of the harmful measures instituted under the previous Conservative government.
Hospital Employees' Union
No case for privatizing IHA laundry, says expert
Nov 25 2015
The Interior Health Authority (IHA) has failed to establish a valid business case for privatizing hospital laundry services, according to a Simon Fraser University economist. - See more at: http://www
United Food and Commercial Workers
After years of inaction, Alberta finally does the right thing for farm workers
Nov 25 2015
Agriculture workers in Alberta will finally have the same workplace rights and protections that other workers in the province have enjoyed for decades, thanks to new legislation.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
'Don't be fooled by Canada Post's headline: The Crown Corporation remains profitable,' says Union
Nov 23 2015
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is pointing out that Canada Post's press release is highly misleading, continuing its record of downplaying financial success.
Unifor
Alberta climate panel's report achieves the right balance
Nov 23 2015
The report makes sensible recommendations that, once implemented, will make significant impacts on Alberta's greenhouse gas emissions and provide real solutions.
Council of Canadians
Civil society groups call on Trudeau to launch full public consultation before introducing C-51 reforms
Nov 23 2015
Organizations and academic experts say that following last week’s tragic events in Paris, it’s especially important that the government consult Canadians before introducing its C-51 reform package.
Hospital Employees' Union
November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov 20 2015
Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed on November 20 to recognize and honour members of the trans community, who have been murdered for expressing their gender choice.
Upstream
Canadian inequality grows with health-care spending
Nov 20 2015
Inequality in health is a reality in Canada, even though our health-care system is widely accessible.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Pay study confirms wage gap for SV group
Nov 20 2015
PSAC has received the SV group compensation comparability study.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
B.C.'s food system relies on vulnerable migrant workers
Nov 18 2015
A new study finds that citizenship status plays a key role in farmworker safety, and recommends significant changes to immigration policies to protect this vulnerable workforce.
Inter Pares
Top Swedish, U.S. and Canadian pension funds linked to Brazilian land grabs, displacement of people
Nov 18 2015
A company managing the retirement savings of workers in Sweden, the U.S. and Canada is evading Brazilian laws on foreign investment to acquire farmlands from people accused of displacing communities.
Upstream
Action-driven education can make stronger, healthier citizens
Nov 18 2015
What's your philosophy of education?
Socialist Worker
After Paris: No to racism and imperialist wars that breed horror
Nov 16 2015
We must not allow this atrocity to fuel racism and Islamophobia.
Mining Watch
State of fear created to force Tahoe Resources' mine on Guatemalan communities
Nov 16 2015
A new report reveals the dramatic extent of the militarized security strategy that Canadian-U.S. mining company Tahoe Resources developed to quash community opposition.
Food Secure Canada
Food policy on new federal government agenda
Nov 16 2015
Prime Minister Trudeau has made the mandate letters of Ministers public and we have quickly reviewed those that are related to food.