June 4
Canada's largest public sector union implored its members on Friday to intensify struggles against Ontario's Tory government. Leaders of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are enraged by r
June 1
Aboriginal people face harsher living conditions than other Canadians. This common wisdom is backed by thick piles of quantitative studies. By showing that Aboriginals are worse off <i>on average</i>
May 29
After 41 days behind bars, the "Germinal 5" anti-FTAA protesters were each released yesterday on $10,000 bail. This according to material posted on the Website of the Center for Media Alternatives Qu
May 24
The Canadian Labour Congress today announced a tentative resolution to a major dispute between the Canadian Auto Workers and the Service Employees International Union. The resolution should herald an
May 23
Most Provincial Conservation Officers can carry sidearms to protect themselves. National Park Wardens cannot. A February federal health and safety ruling says this places them "at risk of grievous bo
May 22
"Can you type?" For decades, women applying for jobs have heard that line. Well, Lottie Betts Tushingham could type - and she was proud of it. In the early 1900s, Ontario's clerical speedster amassed
May 18
As the US economic slowdown spills over the border, Canada should boost program spending to ease the impact. Then the Bank of Canada should follow the US Federal Reserve's lead and ease interest rate
May 17
Is our electoral system in crisis? Just ask Canadians - who voted in last year's federal election at a 75-year low rate. Cara MacDonald, in a new article, reviews our electoral system - and surveys n
May 16
The BC Teachers' Federation and the Canadian Union of Public Employees were winners at this year's Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards. The BCTF took an excellence-in-writing award for its <i
May 14
As our leaders push for global trade agreements, who's planning for their effects on post-secondary education in Canada? Council of Canadians chair Maude Barlow will discuss what's at stake, in Toron
May 11
Is education a commodity to be bought and sold? Should curriculum, learning technologies, and teacher resources be driven by market forces? From May 21-24, 2500 education traders from 70 countries wi
May 10
Maintenance workers and firefighters at the Halifax International Airport have won their first-ever collective agreement. Some of the workers had been on strike since April 12 - demanding better wage
May 9
Later today, when the next Ontario budget comes down, will citizens see more attacks on education, health care, and other public services? Will these attacks be called unavoidable - compelled by tigh
May 8
CUPE 4400 members have settled their dispute with the Toronto District School Board. More than 13,000 school support workers had been holding out since March 31 for better wages and job security. Yes
May 7
After spending more than two weeks in a Quebec prison, Jaggi Singh is finally free on $2000 bail. The activist had been held in a Quebec prison since his April 20 arrest during Americas Summit protes
May 4
Non-white Canadians earn less than white Canadians. They are ghettoized in low-paying jobs and segregated in low-cost urban housing areas. And the gap is growing. That's the finding of a new report p
April 30
Can we ever expect an economy designed to serve human need? Or must we always fall back on individual and corporate greed? From May 9-12, activists and policy analysts will convene in Toronto to expl
April 26
More than 13,000 support staff within the Toronto District School Board have been striking since March 31 for better wages and job security. Now Ontario back-to-work legislation could pass into law a
April 20
Many of rabble's supporting partners have been in Quebec City since April 16 for the Second Peoples' Summit of the Americas - a shadow event to the Summit of the Americas where 34 national leaders ar
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 18
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
What's really at stake this April, when Canada hosts free trade talks with 34 nations from the Americas? How would you even know? In the absence of any public draft agreement, a new paper from the Ca
April 18
Bracket the ideology. Privatizing public services is all about savings and efficiency - right? A new report from the Canadian Union of Public Employees rejects that popular wisdom.
Council of Canadians Website April 18
Democracy does not play out at voting booths alone. It also happens in meeting halls, on public streets. But when thousands of demonstrators converge on Quebec City this week, they will find the stre
coolwomen profile April 18
As she lay dying in a Toronto hospital in 1998, Nancy Pocock struggled to write one more letter on behalf of yet another refugee. A brave yet familiar final act from a woman who gave so much to peopl
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Ontario Public Service Employees Union