Canadian Union of Public Employees
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, activists rally to end waiting lists and underfunding of developmental services
Dec 4 2013
A delegation of development services activists marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities, holding a rally at the constituency office of the Minister of Community and Social Services.
Mining Watch
Taseko’s tactics take new tangent
Dec 4 2013
Public attacks on the review panel accusing it of reaching 'fundamentally flawed' conclusions and creating an environment hostile to Taseko is just the latest in a long list of questionable tactics.
Unifor
Unifor calls for modernization of Canada's passenger rail system in new policy paper
Dec 4 2013
Canada’s passenger rail system is in crisis, and Unifor is calling for an overhaul of the system, including developing a network of high speed railways, in a policy paper entitled “Getting on board.”
Canadian Health Coalition
Canadians want future budget surpluses invested in healthcare, want secure federal funding not tied to the economy
Dec 2 2013
Canadians are more likely to want the federal government to invest future budget surpluses in healthcare (45%) compared to reducing the national debt (37%) or tax cuts (16%).
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Close tax loopholes to make taxes fairer and simpler
Dec 2 2013
Our tax system is riddled with unfair and ineffective loopholes that cost federal and provincial governments a lot of money and disproportionately benefit higher income taxpayers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 2 2013
It is a day to reflect on what has been achieved and what must still be done to bring full equality and inclusion for community members living with a disability.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Minister Fantino’s announcement betrays 17,000 veterans
Nov 29 2013
Veterans and the workers who serve them say it will be impossible for eight Client Service Agents to make up for the work of the 89 front line workers in Veterans Affairs offices slated for closure.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Alberta government tables restraint legislation
Nov 29 2013
Redford should address real issues in the province like fixing the broken tax system and corporate giveaways instead of targeting hardworking public service workers.
Council of Canadians
Could Snowden leaks have CETA implications?
Nov 29 2013
Documents leaked by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden are providing information about Canadian spying activities in relation to multilateral negotiations.
Unifor
Bill C-4 a threat to labour-management relations
Nov 27 2013
It is inappropriate for the Harper government to bring in sweeping labour law changes through an omnibus budget implementation bill, making proper consultation and consideration much more difficult.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The living wage: an idea whose time has come
Nov 27 2013
Whether it be throughout the U.S., Canada or the U.K., the inadequacy of the minimum wage to meet basic needs is well documented.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Harper cuts $8.2 billion for Ontario health care to spend a possible $100 billion on warships, announces tax cuts
Nov 27 2013
Federal Conservatives said they could spend in excess of $100 billion on warships and will again cut corporate taxes, while standing firm on removing $8.2 billion in health-care funding for Ontario.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Saving the green economy, Ontario’s Green Energy Act and the WTO
Nov 25 2013
New study examines the WTO ruling on Ontario's Green Energy Act, its implications, and options moving forward.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW union joins global action for fairness and respect at Walmart
Nov 22 2013
UFCW Canada is proud to stand with allies and activists around the globe to urge Walmart to become the responsible employer and corporate citizen that it can and should be.
Council of Canadians
Message to Canada's Infinito Gold: Drop your outrageous billion-dollar lawsuit against Costa Rica!
Nov 22 2013
Calgary-based Infinito is suing the Costa Rican government for over $1 billion because it rejected the company’s plan to build an open-pit gold mine in a tropical forest.
Food Secure Canada
Festival of Food Ideas in Montreal
Nov 22 2013
A Festival of Food Ideas welcomes food leaders from across Canada in Montreal.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov 20 2013
November 20 is a day to remember those killed because of the hatred or fear of transgender people.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Conservative government soft on crime, Financial Secrecy Index reveals
Nov 20 2013
The Conservative government isn't just hugging thugs. Its taking them out for dinner and paying for their drinks
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
OSSTF/FEESO continues its support of the awareness and prevention of bullying
Nov 20 2013
November 18-22, 2013 marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. A safe learning environment is extremely important to every student, parent and educational worker.
Mining Watch
Spilled coal slurry not inert but laced with arsenic toxic metals and carcinogenic PAHs
Nov 18 2013
On October 31, an impoundment holding a slurry of waste from Sherritt International's Obed Mountain coal mine failed releasing approximately 670 million litres of waste into the Athabasca River.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Another trade unionist killed in Colombia. Act now to prevent other members from being killed.
Nov 18 2013
Members of SINALTRAINAL have been on hunger strike since 5 November in front of the Nestlé factory in Bugalagrande.
United Steelworkers
Stop the killing and enforce the law, Steelworkers tell justice ministers
Nov 15 2013
While politicians talk, 1,000 Canadians continue to be killed at work each year. It's time for real action to protect the safety of every worker in every province and territory.
Unifor
Unifor calls for national moratorium on fracking
Nov 15 2013
Unifor is raising concerns about the safety and environmental risks associated with fracking as well as the lack of informed consent by First Nations about fracking activities on traditional lands.
Council of Canadians
Fallout from Trans-Pacific Partnership leak, 'fast-track' opposition in U.S.
Nov 15 2013
The TPP leaks and letters on fast-track to Obama are a timely reminder of what Canada is trading away in these "next generation" deals.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Do C. D. Howe’s numbers support its policies?
Nov 13 2013
The relationship between business taxes and business investment is not nearly as clear-cut as the C. D. Howe Institute argues.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Senators get big tax break on stock options income
Nov 13 2013
Canadian senators who earned $2-million in stock options from non-Senate work didn’t have to pay income tax on 50 per cent of that money.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Voice your concerns: Tell your MP not to gamble with passenger safety
Nov 13 2013
Do you believe that it's unacceptable to compromise safety for passengers on Canada's airlines?
Sierra Club of Canada
How do we honour our heroes today?
Nov 11 2013
I don’t accept this new culture of defeat; of cut-and-run politics.Climate change is the most pressing issue facing humanity. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
National Union of Public and General Employees
ILO finds Harper Tories guilty of breaking international law (again)
Nov 11 2013
ILO has ruled the Conservative Bill C-33 which takes away the right to strike for pilots and machinists at Air Canada violates freedom of association, the right to organize and collective bargaining.
Unifor
Labour groups call for labour market partners forum
Nov 8 2013
Labour organizations, including the Ontario Federation of Labour, Unifor, and CUPE-Ontario are calling on the federal government to find new monies for the Canada Jobs Grant.