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United Food and Commercial Workers
A progressive and inclusive organization that is dedicated to workers’ rights & a better future for members and their families.
By the numbers: International Day Against Homophobia
May 16, 2013
May 17 is recognized as the International Day against Homophobia, which was established in 2004 to commemorate the WHO's decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders.
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world health organization
Time to rein in corporate-controlled federal government
May 8, 2013
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is at it again, blaming workers for everything that is wrong with government and the economy while giving Government Boss Stephen Harper a free pass.
Canadian Taxpayers Association
By the numbers: Student debt in Canada
April 15, 2013
By the end of September 2010, student debt exceeded nearly $15 billion and growing - higher than the debt of some provinces.
Canada’s largest private-sector union blasts harper for RBC debacle
April 10, 2013
The RBC case is just the latest example of a shameless system without controls, where corporations only do what is right for them.
temporary foreign worker program
Royal Bank and Canada
Ontario food promotion a good start that should go further
March 27, 2013
The announcement doesn't address the well-being of the more than 80,000 agriculture workers who are currently denied the same workplace rights, protections that most Ontario workers take for granted.
local food act
B.C. Labour Board denies attempt to suppress blacklisting evidence
March 18, 2013
Despite the labour board’s decision, the employer continues to disregard the labour rights of its employees, and the courts’ time, by demanding an appeal of the labour board’s denial.
By the Numbers: Political milestones and achievements for women in Canada
March 4, 2013
1916: Women in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta win the right to vote in provincial elections in those provinces.
International women's day
UFCW Canada joins global campaign – One Billion Rising – to stop violence against women and girls
February 13, 2013
One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.
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violence against women
One year later, still no response from Coroner or Ontario government to Hampstead tragedy
February 6, 2013
The Ontario government must not wait for another tragedy before it acts.
Tim Hudak's welfare reforms: Everything old is new again
January 23, 2013
This new paper makes it very clear that Hudak's proposals are not only old and tired, but also extremely vague.
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World media reports on Harper government's growing Senate expense scandal
(Prime) ministerial responsibility and all that … surely the wrong man has quit!
David J. Climenhaga
UNESCO expresses concern about fracking near Gros Morne National Park
After stunning NDP loss in B.C., it's time for a new kind of politics