Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ratifying CETA -- easier said than done
Jan 11 2016
There are encouraging signs that the new government in Ottawa is ready to break from the worst excesses of the Harper government. But on trade? The Liberals aren't so different.
United Steelworkers
Canada needs a job creation and just transition plan
Jan 11 2016
2015 was a rocky year for jobs, and trends show 2016 could be even worse without government action. The Canadian Labour Congress cautions that our medium-term economic situation is still precarious.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
BCGEU opposes renters’ dispute fee hike imposed by B.C. Government
Jan 11 2016
A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. How is this fair?
United Food and Commercial Workers
Support fairness at Covered Bridge Potato Chips in New Brunswick
Jan 8 2016
Boycott alert! To support the call for a fair contract, UFCW Canada activists are asking consumers not to buy Covered Bridge Potato Chips until this New Brunswick strike is over.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Eight things to know about the OLG lockout
Jan 8 2016
On December 16, management at the Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots locked out 124 of its workers. Here are eight things you should know about the current situation.
Hospital Employees' Union
Renew health care
Jan 8 2016
In January, the federal government is meeting with the health ministers of the provinces and territories in Vancouver to discuss a new national agreement. Take action now!
National Union of Public and General Employees
OPSEU President calls on Algonquin College to quit Saudi Arabia
Jan 7 2016
Algonquin College needs to get out of Saudi Arabia, and the Liberals need to give colleges the means to do their job: providing the education that will bring jobs and prosperity to the province.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Strike in view for 8,000 City of Montreal workers
Jan 7 2016
With this strike, Montreal city workers are protesting the Coderre administration's determination to open the floodgates to subcontracting and privatization.
Council of Canadians
Keystone XL: TransCanada's embarrassing NAFTA lawsuit just the beginning
Jan 7 2016
The Council of Canadians warns that trade agreements like TPP and CETA guarantee an avalanche of challenges to environmental laws and democratic decisions.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Tell this Saskatchewan hotel to treat its employees fairly!
Jan 5 2016
Workers at the Best Western Seven Oaks in Regina, Saskatchewan are on strike. No backpay, lost benefits, and no fair wage await these workers. But you can help do something about it.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Staying power: CEO pay in Canada
Jan 5 2016
By 12:18 p.m. on the first working day of 2016, Canada's highest-paid CEOs already pocketed the average working person's full-year salary.
Unifor
15,000 jobs at risk due to Harper-era CRTC
Jan 5 2016
More than 15,000 jobs are at risk due to CRTC rulings and policies on TV broadcasting left over from the Harper Government.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a gift to us all
Dec 23 2015
It was Indigenous people themselves who made this happen. They came up with the idea. They put in the effort. They took on the government.
Inter Pares
Take action for food equality in West Africa
Dec 23 2015
The day we met Assétou in her village, she was angry. None of the women farmers in her association could make ends meet. But she has a vision that promotes sustainable, healthy, and nutritious food.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC lauds Liberal government's blocking of Bill C-377
Dec 23 2015
Bill C-377 was ushered through Parliament by the last Conservative government. The PSAC's position all along has been that the Bill is unconstitutional and a violation of privacy rights.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
The Canada Revenue Agency needs an overhaul
Dec 22 2015
Canada is bleeding money because our tax system hasn't caught up to twenty-first century practices. An overhaul is long overdue.
Council of Canadians
Digging up dirt from TransCanada's recent Energy East filing
Dec 22 2015
TransCanada has completed filing their application with the NEB bringing us collectively one step closer to the review of this flawed pipeline proposal. Here's a close look at it.
Fair Vote Canada
Twas the night before voting
Dec 22 2015
A 'first-past-the-post' poem to lift your spirits and rouse you to action this holiday season.
United Food and Commercial Workers
On December 24, we remember victims of Christmas Eve scaffold tragedy
Dec 18 2015
December 24 marks the sixth anniversary of the Christmas Eve scaffold tragedy, in which four migrant workers were killed and another seriously injured.
Hospital Employees' Union
Canada's new normal: Precarious work
Dec 18 2015
Too many workers in Canada don't have permanent, full-time employment that provides a decent living.
Ontario Health Coalition
Rallies to stop the devastating hospital cuts and privatization of our local public hospital services
Dec 18 2015
You can help to save local public hospital services. We're heading into the nineth year of real dollar hospital cuts, the longest stretch in Ontario's history.
Unifor
McNeil government continues to show lack of respect for workers' rights with Bill 148
Dec 16 2015
The Nova Scotia Liberal government has shown once again that it has no respect for workers' collective bargaining rights and that it will continue to use the hammer of its majority to attack fairness.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Wait times for welfare phone line soar
Dec 16 2015
Recent media reports have exposed the soaring wait times experienced by people seeking welfare assistance from the Ministry for Social Development and Social Innovation.
Council of Canadians
Duffy testimony should spark new investigation into 2011 election fraud
Dec 16 2015
In the wake of recent allegations made by Mike Duffy, the Council of Canadians is calling on the Commissioner of Canada Elections to re-open the investigation into the 2011 election fraud.
Socialist Worker
After Paris: Climate change or system change?
Dec 14 2015
The climate accord is not historic, but the growing climate justice movement is.
Upstream
Investment in education is preventative medicine
Dec 14 2015
In most developed parts of the world, education is considered an investment -- not an expense.
United Steelworkers
Celebrating 25 years of Women of Steel
Dec 14 2015
Women's activism and involvement in the union had begun earlier, particularly during the feminist wave of the 1970s and 1980s.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
New study reveals the most and least expensive Canadian cities for child care
Dec 11 2015
The study examines median unsubsidized child care fees in Canada's biggest 27 cities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
United Food and Commercial Workers
UFCW Canada and allies unite to welcome Syrian refugees
Dec 11 2015
UFCW Canada and allies have reaffirmed their united commitment to welcome and support the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their new home of Canada.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Bill 115 court challenge to protect democratic rights of education workers resumes Monday
Dec 11 2015
The Ontario government's Bill 115 stripped the education sector of its right to bargain collectively and violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.