Ontario Health Coalition March 16
Ontario Health Coalition
For years, Canadians have been subjected to rhetoric of crisis that calls for health care reform so private interests can finally profit from the health care system. The latest comes from the OCC.
Mining Watch March 16
Five years after the mine opened and 339 environmental infractions later, the citizens of Malartic are preparing a class action lawsuit. They hope Kamloops residents don't suffer the same fate.
Fair Vote Canada March 15
Fair Vote Canada
Wendy Bergerud, a member of Fair Vote Canada's national council, a leader in Fair Vote Canada Victoria and a long time proportional representation activist passed away on March 8, 2016.
Upstream March 15
As exporters like California struggle to maintain production in the face of climate change, Canada must aim to improve our own self-sufficiency.
Canadian Labour Congress March 15
Canadian Labour Congress
Early next week, the federal Liberal government will table their first budget. This is an historic opportunity for our government to respond to the jobs crisis.
Socialist Worker March 11
Socialist Worker
The development of the Common Front, as well as the community resistance supporting it, represents the most militant expression of the labour movement in Canada in recent history.
National Union of Public and General Employees March 11
National Union of Public and General Employees
NAPE President Jerry Earle: "We have Premier Dwight Ball on the record there and in the media several times since committing to no privatization of public services. We intend to keep him to his word."
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives March 11
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
This year's AFB would lift 1.1 million Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost economic growth, and, result in 520,000 new jobs, bringing unemployment rate to 6 per cent.
Unifor March 9
There are serious concerns with the TPP that can only be addressed with a full and open debate among Canadians about the deal, Unifor President Jerry Dias told a government committee yesterday.
United Food and Commercial Workers March 9
United Food and Commercial Workers
The government of Manitoba passed Bill 8, which provides victims of domestic violence up to five days of paid workplace leave and up to 17 weeks of unpaid leave with a right-to-return to work.
Canadians for Tax Fairness March 9
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Their bosses didn't listen when CRA staff argued that they should pursue a criminal investigation or at least impose large penalties on KPMG clients caught using an offshore tax-avoidance scheme.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union March 8
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers March 8
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Compared to their mostly male letter carrier counterparts in urban areas, rural and suburban mail carriers, 70 per cent of whom are women, earn 20 per cent less for doing the same work.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives March 8
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
This study, co-published by CCPA and Oxfam Canada, looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality, including the burden of unpaid work and more.
Council of Canadians March 4
Council of Canadians
The Council of Canadians Vancouver-Burnaby, Surrey-White Rock-Langley and Delta-Richmond chapters took part in a rally outside the first ministers summit on climate change yesterday.
Mining Watch March 4
Early yesterday morning, March 3, armed individuals forcibly entered and assassinated Honduran activist Berta Cáceres in her home in La Esperanza. Gustavo Castro Soto was injured during the attack.
Canadian Labour Congress March 4
Canadian Labour Congress
The Canadian Labour Congress is proposing a plan that will help Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by one third by creating over one million sustainable climate jobs.
Hospital Employees' Union March 2
Hospital Employees' Union
Patients and surgical teams rely on timely, sterile linens. Privatizing a public, in-house hospital service that the Interior Health Authority admits is running efficiently doesn't make sense.
Canadian Union of Public Employees March 2
Philippe Couillard signed a partnership agreement with mayors throughout Quebec which would consequently nullify workers' right to collective bargaining and strike action.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers March 2
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
The federal government recently announced a national inquiry into the cases of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Unifor March 1
The flipping of more than 450 Toronto-area school bus routes yesterday shows how unstable a system Ontario has for handing out such contracts, and will only get worse.
National Union of Public and General Employees March 1
National Union of Public and General Employees
Liberal budgets since the recession have focused on cutting public services and pouring money into privatized infrastructure projects.
Upstream March 1
Our lives are intimately bound to the historical relationships between what we've come to know as Canada, the state of colonialism, and Indigenous nations.
United Steelworkers February 26
United Steelworkers
If passed, this law will stop the unfairness of employers using replacement workers during strikes and lockouts.
United Food and Commercial Workers February 26
United Food and Commercial Workers
Workers at Covered Bridge were forced out on strike on January 5, because over the past two years the company has said "NO" to paying a fair living wage and recognizing basic workplace rights.
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions February 26
A letter from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions to the Minister of Health Jane Philpott on the commercialization of the Canadian blood supply system.
Council of Canadians February 24
Council of Canadians
The Council of Canadians, Friends of the Earth Europe, and eleven other groups based around the world have released a new 8-page paper titled Oil Corporations Vs. Climate. Read it here.
Upstream February 24
'Food insecurity' refers to the inadequate access to food because of financial constraints -- and it's a larger problem in Canada than most realize.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers February 24
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
This is a leap year, and February 29 is Leap Day. To celebrate, the Leap Manifesto is being re-launched on Leap Day with a special announcement by CUPW.
Canadians for Tax Fairness February 22
Canadians for Tax Fairness
We've let the principles of fair taxation slide. Tax-dodging has become commonplace because of staff cuts and under-capacity at the CRA and not taking serious action to counter tax havens.