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.
Council of Canadians
Council of Canadians concerned about TPP deal
Aug 27 2013
The TPP would threaten community-led public policy in that it would include an investor rights' chapter and investor-state dispute process that would let companies sue governments.
Canadian Auto Workers
Toronto rally against Verizon 'takeover' this Friday
Aug 27 2013
Two of Canada's largest unions are planning a rally in Toronto this Friday to protest the Harper government's decision to allow U.S. telco giant Verizon to compete in Canada's teleco market.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Labour Day celebrations to be held across Canada
Aug 22 2013
This Labour Day CUPE is celebrating the important contributions working people make to our economy and communities across Canada.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Debunking Fraser Institute's The Cost of Raising Children
Aug 22 2013
A new report by the Fraser Institute claims the cost of raising a child is dramatically lower than many previous studies have found.
United Food and Commercial Workers
By the Numbers: Youth unemployment and underemployment in Canada, around the world
Aug 19 2013
The global youth unemployment rate, estimated at 12.6% or 73 million in 2013, has reached an alarming level.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Changes to Special Needs Allowances: Costs more, does less for those in need
Aug 19 2013
On August 8, 2011, the Nova Scotia government made several changes that affect access to special needs allowances under the income assistance system.
Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union
Establish Telco Crown Corporation
Aug 16 2013
Instead of giving a slew of benefits to a gigantic U.S.-based corporation that will take the jobs, expertise and profits out of the country, why not set up a Crown telecommunications company?
Council of Canadians
Action Alert: Protect B.C.’s water from corporate freeloaders
Aug 16 2013
B.C. doesn’t require companies to apply for permits when they withdraw groundwater, nor to report how much water they are taking.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
B.C. government bargaining delays threaten to disrupt classes in the fall
Aug 16 2013
If the government doesn't show a commitment to bargaining, our members will take full-scale job action.
Fair Vote Canada
Sign the declaration of voters' rights
Aug 14 2013
The current winner-take-all voting system is absolutely inconsistent with fundamental democratic rights. As a result, Canada is faced with a spiralling democratic deficit.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
What's a point of corporate tax worth?
Aug 14 2013
Tom Mulcair's recently reiterated unwillingness to raise personal tax rates puts the spotlight on corporate taxes. But how much revenue is at stake?
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Liberal government responsible for OLRB ruling against college workers
Aug 14 2013
Liberal governments bear responsibility for a decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board that effectively takes away the democratic right of more 6,000 college part-time workers to join a union.
Canadian Auto Workers
New leadership team proposed for Unifor
Aug 12 2013
With the Unifor Founding Convention only weeks away, the CAW and CEP have created a Unity Team that is being proposed to lead the new Canadian union.
United Food and Commercial Workers
2013 UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarships
Aug 12 2013
Education has no borders. We are offering 20 scholarships for the children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews of migrant workers.
Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union
Union concerned about Verizon spying on Canadians
Aug 9 2013
In recent weeks it has come to light that Verizon has been working intimately with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to collect the personal information of millions of its U.S. customers.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Youth Centre crisis avoidable, says union for staff there
Aug 9 2013
The Ontario government paved the way for the crisis at Canada's largest jail for youth, and it has the power to turn around the volatile and dangerous situation, says the union for staff there.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
There are alternatives to funding cuts to Alberta's post secondary education sector
Aug 9 2013
The University of Alberta wants to "reopen two-year collective agreements" with faculty and staff "to help the university balance its budget." This strikes me as a curious turn of events.
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples — August 9
Aug 7 2013
This day was created to raise awareness of the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide, and honours the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations.
Council of Canadians
Brenda Sayers tours Ontario, Quebec to talk about Hupacasath First Nation's legal challenge to the Canada-China FIPA
Aug 7 2013
The FIPA became controversial as soon as it was announced last fall. It hasn't been ratified yet, and that probably has something to do with the Hupacasath legal case.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Ontario by-election results a clear message to Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservatives
Aug 5 2013
By-election results show most people reject Progressive Conservatives plans for austerity, reduced community services and regressive American style labour rights.
Sierra Club of Canada
Energy East pipeline not in the best interest of Maritimers
Aug 2 2013
Organizations across the Maritimes reject TransCanada’s proposal to ship 1.1 million barrels a day of tar sands oil across the country to a terminus in St. John, New Brunswick.
Hospital Employees' Union
Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival
Aug 2 2013
Show your solidarity with the LGBT community, and your pride in the fight for a living wage for all B.C. workers.
Council of Canadians
Great Lakes saved from nuke waste shipments!
Jul 31 2013
This is a huge victory for communities around the Great Lakes and shows what can be achieved when people come together with passion and purpose.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Frank O'Leary, striking Labatt worker: 'We are standing strong for what is right and just'
Jul 31 2013
"We are standing up to this corporation, not only for ourselves and our families, but for all workers, now and in the future."
United Steelworkers
Canada must stand up for human rights in Colombia
Jul 31 2013
There are six specific areas in which the Government of Canada can make a significant, positive contribution.
Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union
Harper, stop wooing Verizon
Jul 29 2013
In its ideological crusade to open the telecommunications sector up to foreign ownership the Conservatives are ‘gaming the rules’ in favour of a major US-based multinational.
United Steelworkers
Toronto hotel disparages striking workers as 'animals'
Jul 29 2013
A Toronto hotel has branded its employees, a group of predominantly visible minority women, as "animals" for fighting to protect their modest pay and benefits.