(Jan 27, 2009) -- 'Everyone except the prime minister seems to understand that big problems require bold solutions. Canada needs a large-scale fiscal stimulus.'
Newfoundland and Labrador is not living up to commitments made, says NAPE president Carol Furlong
Workers are conflicted about their retirement prospects Nearly half of Canadians expect to work past age 65 for ‘lifestyle reasons’, while about the same number site financial reasons
With the Harper Conservatives moving in the opposite direction, the contrast between Canada and the new administration in Washington is startling.
Canadian pension plans suffered the steepest annual decline on record as global equity markets continued to plunge in the fourth quarter of 2008
The inauguration of Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States represents a major step forward and hope for the future.
BCGEU will explore all options to try to regain benefits for members.
CCPA says Conservative government must address EI, poverty, infrastructure, environment and spending rather than tax cuts.
(Jan 23, 2009) -- 'The Harper government thinks we have to choose either a strong economy or a clean environment. This is a false choice that sells our country short. We can and must have both.'
Labour Relations Board chair replaced last year by Brad Wall.
A $3-million campaign by American Rights at Work has been launched in support of the Employee Free Choice Act.
The appalling spectacle of Nortel's older workers and retirees facing the potential loss of their pensions is not just heartbreaking, it’s a social and economic disaster unfolding in slow motion.
'In tough times it is important that our governments show leadership and make smart policy choices that are in our long term interests,' say James Clancy and Peter Olfert.
The pressure to privatize liquor sales is relentless. A new round of debate is currently underway in Manitoba. In this article, the case against privatization is outlined by the leader of the province's largest public sector union.
Union says thousands will be hurt by service cuts.
2009 is the 200th birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the ‘Braille’ method of writing and reading for people who are blind
'This is very welcome news for workers in Quebec, but falls short in guaranteeing pensions,' notes NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer Larry Brown.
Premier Dalton McGuinty is behaving no better on workers' rights than former Tory Premier Mike Harris, says UFCW Canada.
The federal Finance Minister will push ahead with the creation of a long-debated national securities regulator, despite strong opposition from Quebec and Alberta
Local union presidents meeting Jan. 17 in Toronto.
The federal government has released a discussion paper on improving the framework for federally regulated private pension plans.
National Union policy paper outlines steps to protect and enhance the retirement security of Canadians during the current economic crisis.
Sponsors of Both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans Face a Challenging 2009
Despite weak economic conditions and poor market returns, most companies have taken only small steps to guard against defined benefit (DB) pension risk, particularly Canadian plans, according to a Hewitt Associates survey.
'A bold and achievable set of initiatives that can protect Canada from the economic storm.'
MGEU debunks claim that alcohol is just another commodity like blue jeans.
The CCPA has kicked of 2009 with today's release of A Banner Year for Canada's CEOs by Hugh Mackenzie, who found that Canada’s best paid 100 CEOs tallied one billion in average total earnings in 2007 – a historical first.