Mining Watch
Canada's mines ministers 'open' to taking action to prevent future mine waste disasters
Jul 22 2015
"Talks aren't enough. Mines Ministers from all provinces and territories need to take concrete steps in order to prevent future mine waste disasters in this country."
Public Service Alliance of Canada
O'Toole's latest announcement confirms Veterans Affairs offices must re-open
Jul 22 2015
Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announced last week that the government plans to hire more staff in Atlantic Canada by March 2016. Are the Harper Conservatives admitting they made a mistake?
United Steelworkers
New contract ratified at Crown Metal Packaging, strike ends
Jul 20 2015
Employees of the Crown Metal Packaging factory in Toronto have ratified a new collective agreement, ending a 22-month strike.
Council of Canadians
Fair Elections Act risks disenfranchising voters: judge
Jul 20 2015
Justice David Stinson found that there was a risk that some people would be unable to vote because of strict new voter identification requirements, but declined to grant an injunction.
Canadian Health Coalition
Health coalitions react to Premiers call for increase in federal funding
Jul 20 2015
Health-care advocates across the country welcomed a statement from premiers calling on the federal government to restore the Canada Health Transfer to 25 per cent of total health-care spending.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers' caravan: Going coast-to-coast to save Canada Post
Jul 17 2015
In a giant white RV with "Stop the Cuts – Save Canada Post" splashed across it in bright red, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is taking to the road.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Survey demonstrates strong support for a national pharmacare program
Jul 17 2015
New poll shows a large number of Canadians do not take all their medications as prescribed due to financial difficulties and also finds overwhelming support for a national pharmacare program.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Study reveals best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada
Jul 17 2015
A new study reveals the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada.
Ontario Health Coalition
Vote for health care this federal election
Jul 15 2015
The 2015 federal election is fast approaching! Are you voting for health care?
Inter Pares
New funding to improve women's health in the Philippines
Jul 15 2015
Inter Pares is proud to announce that the Government of Canada has just selected one of its programs to be an initiative of its Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
Unifor
Good jobs and climate change
Jul 15 2015
Cleaning the environment and fighting climate change will help create good jobs in Canada, Unifor National President Jerry Dias told a Climate Summit of the Americas panel recently.
United Food and Commercial Workers
New penalties announced for employer abuse of foreign worker programs
Jul 13 2015
Employment and Social Development Canada has announced new penalties for Canadian employers that abuse foreign worker programs such as the International Mobility Program and the TFWP.
Mining Watch
Mount Polley Mine reopens despite ongoing investigations
Jul 13 2015
The B.C. government's decision to reopen Mount Polley mine is premature. Imperial Metals is still under two investigations for its failure to prevent the biggest mining spill in Canadian history.
Socialist Worker
Vancouver elementary teachers rally against school board austerity
Jul 13 2015
Electing different governments and trustees won't stop austerity, we need to build teacher/parent grassroots resistance.
United Steelworkers
Tentative deal reached to end Crown beer can strike
Jul 10 2015
The United Steelworkers and Crown Holdings have reached a tentative agreement aimed at ending a 22-month strike at a beer can manufacturing plant in Toronto.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Thousands march for economic and environmental justice
Jul 10 2015
More than 10,000 people filled the streets of Toronto on July 5 in the march for Jobs, Justice and the Climate.
National Union of Public and General Employees
Laid-off workers still awaiting placement as Nova Scotia government privatizes services
Jul 10 2015
Privatizing is only going to result in more low-paid work for our rural communities, where good jobs are needed now more than ever.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
Questions about Kinder Morgan benefits agreement with Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Jul 8 2015
The nature the agreement between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Kinder Morgan raises questions about academic freedom and the political nature of the contribution.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canada's real position on tax havens
Jul 8 2015
Reports out this spring show the tax evasion problem is not going away, with up to $199 billion in corporate assets sitting in offshore accounts, out of reach of Canadian tax collectors.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Special education policies across Canada need update, renewal
Jul 8 2015
The majority of special education policies in place across Canada are more than 10 years old and out of step with current practices around inclusive education.
United Food and Commercial Workers
Most Canadians say they'll never retire, new survey finds
Jul 6 2015
A new survey has found that more than half of Canadians either plan on easing into retirement by working reduced hours or have no plans to retire at all.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Ban asbestos: Health Canada reversal makes Harper government's position untenable
Jul 6 2015
It's time for the Harper government to scrap recent changes that encourage imports and exports of this dangerous substance.
Council of Canadians
Government case for 'Fair' Elections Act unconvincing
Jul 6 2015
A ruling on whether an injunction will be granted is anticipated by July 20.
United Steelworkers
Mulcair challenges Harper on Trans Pacific Partnership
Jul 3 2015
The Steelworkers welcome Thomas Mulcair's bold move to challenge Stephen Harper's handling of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Unifor
Referendum results increase pressure on Metro Vancouver transit system
Jul 3 2015
Without quick action from the federal and provincial governments, transit service across the entire Metro Vancouver region will suffer.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Conservatives force anti-union bill into law
Jul 1 2015
The Conservatives have run roughshod over the democratic process to force their anti-union, unconstitutional bill through the Senate.
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Employment equity is not a priority in the federal public service
Jul 1 2015
Jeannie Baldwin outlines some of PSAC's concerns about the current government's lack of commitment to employment equity in the federal public service.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
New study identifies more than $10 billion in savings on military equipment
Jul 1 2015
The study, by University of British Columbia Professor Michael Byers, identifies more than $10 billion in potential savings in spending on military equipment.
Food Secure Canada
Eat Think Vote: Let's make food an election issue
Jun 29 2015
Does food matter to you? Then lets make it matter to our politicians!