Ben Powless is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario. He is currently studying Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. The National Union sponsored Ben to attend the 2009 World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil, January 24 to February 2.
US Researchers have discovered human antibodies that are able to neutralize not only H5N1 bird flu but other strains of influenza. There is hope now to develop them into lifesaving treatments.
Shareholders eager to vote on the “say on pay” issue will have ample opportunity to do so this proxy season.
Online petition asks that Alberta private sector firm be fired after 'more than four years of chronic and unacceptable payroll errors.'
Our cultural diversity is a key to reconnecting and strengthening our communities, and a much needed component for resiliency.
Only a few months into the economic crisis in Canada and Liberal and Conservative leaders are already using the economy to push for more restrictive immigration policies.
NUPGE endorses an open letter to Parliament that challenges MPs to accept climate targets based on Science
NUPGE to partner with Ethical Funds to encourage corporations operating in the Alberta oil sands to assess and disclose social, environmental, and financial risks of their oil sands exploitation.
Workers are rightly worried about the fall in the value of the private pension savings and governments need to step up their efforts to provide social safety nets, warns OECD
The role that public sector workers played in fighting the fire - and saving lives - has not received the recognition that it deserves. Public sector workers have been at the forefront of responding to the disaster.
Members of the Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP) have vote to accept a new deal.
Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) in 14 public sector bargaining units have voted to accept their tentative agreements.
Conservative government is paying lip service to improving the lives of women even as it refuses to support pay equity, child care and economic measures that support women's equality. So the Canadian Labour Congress is sending each Member of Parliament a gift of chocolate lips with an accompanying note - 'women are tired of lip service'.
Stats Canada has just released a summary of 2007 data about households and the environment. Compared to last year the data shows an increase 'green' habits.
The five unions representing Air Canada workers are calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) to require the airline to fund its pension plan, before being permitted to wind-up its holding company
Canadian mutual funds still most commonly held retirement investment, despite highest fees in the world which negatively impact on long-term savings potential.
National Union components, the Health Sciences Association of BC and the British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union, are among the more than 200 organizations to sign onto an open letter calling for a commitment to a comprehensive poverty reduction plan.
60 vs 65 - Applying early for CPP can mean more money in the bank - the decision is a choice between receiving your normal benefit starting at age 65 or starting earlier and receiving a smaller monthly amount
Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA), excludes student, casual, and short-term workers from access to collective bargaining
Proxy vote records highlight greatly increased deference on key environmental, social and governance issues
'The sooner the Employee Free Choice Act is enacted, the better - for U.S. workers and for the U.S. economy.'