Landmark decision applies not only to traditional media but to countless organizations, including unions, labour websites and bloggers, now publishing in an instant media world.
Province-wide strike vote will be held Jan. 13 after management walks away from bargaining table.
The gap between rich and poor has been widening for 30 years in Canada yet business keeps offering the same failed solutions, says OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'We support the findings ... but it's disappointing that the government has not embraced all the recommendations and has acted to implement less than half of them.' - Darryl Walker.
OPSEU plans early January strike vote after employer tables concession demands and files for conciliation.
Wage, shift and benefit improvements agreed to by Health Employers' Association of B.C.
New law ends three-year wait and gives same sex couples on P.E.I. all the rights enjoyed by mixed-sex couples.
Using YouTube to alert British Columbia citizens to the Campbell government's devastating cuts to public services.
'Time for us and other members of the community to show our support.' - Yves Shank, OPSEU Local 659.
'Our image and reputation have taken a beating thanks to the Harper government's foot-dragging and stubborn refusal to change its weak emission-reduction targets.' - James Clancy.
It is because of UFCW that farm workers will soon have the same human rights as all other workers, including their right to join a union and bargain collectively."
Ratification vote scheduled Dec. 23 for agreement covering less than two years.
(16 Dec. 2009) - 'We need a National Pensions Summit that provides Canadians from all walks of life with an open forum to fairly explore and assess the viability of all options designed to improve retirement security for all Canadians.' - James Clancy.
The LCBO earns billions for Ontario taxpayers and they want it to remain in public hands.
'Committed professionally and personally to supporting vulnerable adults and children in our communities.' - Reid Johnson.
Agencies that provide services to those with disabilities, helping them live independently in the community, say the government is trying to climb out of its deficit on the backs of the province's most vulnerable people.
The Stelmach government wants to claw back more than $6 million from these agencies over the next three months.
The agencies say it will be impossible to make the cuts without reducing services to vulnerable Albertans -- the same people Premier Ed Stelmach has vowed to protect from the impacts of the recession.
Unless the provincial government and the NHA decide to continue funding ATLAS, the only youth residential addictions service in the northwest will close on December 31.
9,000 teachers at Ontario's 24 community colleges will hold strike vote on Jan. 13.
One year after Harper government made $75 billion in taxpayer-backed money available to help banks through the global economic crisis.
Radio ads highlight savings of up to 35% over private stores and a larger selection of popular products.
Awaiting word back from Alberta Health Services (AHS). Proposed agreement runs until March 31, 2011.
'Participants will learn about the obstacles different equity groups face every day in their workplaces and in society.'
Breakthrough came one day after major rally and show of support. Employees celebrate gains after 86 days on the picket lines. Updated
Leaked cabinet documents show government plan for massive increase in oil and gas emissions by 2020
Pension fund revenues exceeded expenditures by $10.6 billion, representing first positive cash flow since the second quarter of 2008.
University of Saskatchewan conference to examine Canadian labour laws and their degree of compliance with various human rights treaties
James Laxer: 'Labour is the source of wealth ... the sustainable well-being of wage and salary earners should be the central objective of economic policy.'
'Union leaders know that the future of public sector jobs is tied up with the future of private sector jobs and that both are tied to the future of our communities.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
British study evaluates the real contribution of various jobs to society.
Canada has come under significant international criticism on climate change. The Canadian government’s primary and most persuasive reply is that the country will “match U.S. efforts.”
CPP benefits increase by 0.4 percent: 2010 Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE) set at $47,200
Proposed legislation deals with less controversial issues before more difficult matters to be dealt in further legislative changes planned for 2010.
Liberals would also provide workers the opportunity to have CPP take over the investment of their pension plan in the event their employer goes bankrupt.
B.C. and Alberta governments prefer Ottawa take the lead in pension reform but are prepared to go their own way should the federal effort fall short.
BCGEU appeared before Canada's top jurists to make the case for provincial jurisdiction of labour relations of First Nations communities in B.C.
“It’s extremely disappointing that Canada and other developed countries, including the members of the European Union, New Zealand and Australia, are cheating on their targets and proposing to sweep increased emissions from logging under the rug so they don’t have to account for them,” says Chris Henschel, a CPAWS senior conservation manager and international expert on the UN negotiations on Land Use and Forestry.
(27 Nov. 2009) - NUPGE president James Clancy says Harper is changing Canada so radically that we could lose more than our good name – already badly damaged on the world stage. "We just might lose Canada altogether," he writes.
Canada wins for an unwillingness to negotiate at negotiations
'Labour rights and human rights should be promoted, protected and strengthened.' - James Clancy.
Support staff at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish vote to join provincial public sector union.
Hard line approach by Saskatchewan Party government negotiators called premature by negotiators for 25,000 health care providers.
It's time for Canada to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Cruel timing in a province that has the most serious HIV/AIDS rates in Canada.
Deal includes 8.9% over four years plus benefit, premium and allowance improvements.
"We're seeing no movement on the part of our politicians and yet pretty well all of the science that's come out since about 2007 has indicated that climate change is moving faster than we thought," said David Schindler, a professor of ecology at the University of Alberta.
NBUPPE says urgent action is needed to stop the controversial deal before it is finalized in March 2010. Updated
'We tabled an offer that is affordable and which should have been acceptable. It is well within the range of other recent public sector agreements.' - Ted Montgomery.
“We are very pleased to welcome these new members at St. FX to the NSGEU/NUPGE. They will find a home here amongst our locals at other universities and colleges across the province” said NSGEU President Joan Jessome.
Put global health at the centre of UN climate summit
'I am encouraging all Canadians to contact their MPs and let them know that the long-gun registry should not be dismantled.' - James Clancy.
'This country's government is now behaving with all the sophistication of a chimpanzee's tea party.... the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state.'
Announced in first throne speech since Greg Selinger replaced Gary Doer as premier.
"It begins with disclosure. Investors have a right to clear and comprehensive disclosure on material environmental, social and governance issues. We will be working with Northwest & Ethical to promote change using the tools of shareholder engagement." Larry Brown