It takes only 181 days for the average Canadian to produce as much greenhouse gases as the average Singaporean will produce over the course of the entire year.
'More and more health care workers are taking stress leave or opting for early retirement, tired of being beaten down by this employer.' - Elisabeth Ballermann.
Employees locked out by employer 'are very eager' to get back to work - Joan Jessome.
Reports directly to the minister of health in the cabinet of the government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Cash-strapped government looking for money to help deal with their massive federal deficit.
'Are we looking at smaller things? Possibly, but no decision’s been made.'
Prime Minister Harper hearing from the wrong advisors on fossil fuel subsidies and financial taxes
NUPGE president James Clancy and OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas lead large contingent in peaceful protest through downtown Toronto.
'Shirley moved women’s rights to the top of the labour agenda and she was a determined opponent of apartheid.'
Provincial public sector union exploring avenues to appeal decision by top provincial court.
Polling data contradict CFIB claims that small businesses oppose Canada Pension Plan reform
On June 24th, 2010 Unions from all over the world adopted an ambitious resolution on climate change. In the framework of the 2nd ITUC Congress, unions have debated their role in the fight against climate change, the means to create green and decent jobs and ensure a just transition towards a low carbon economy and the need for achieving a fair, ambitious and binding deal on climate under UN auspicies.
Supreme Court of Canada will make the final ruling on whether Harper Conservatives have authority to shutdown safe-injection clinic on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Contracting out will once again be an issue of widespread concern for 1,300 support workers.
Union has now reached tentative or ratified agreements with nine agencies across the province.
Kitsilano Daycare Centre has operated in Gordon Campbell's riding for nearly four decades.
Signatures sought for 'Raise Your Voices' declaration calling on the Harper government to respect the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
'Voters will reject this scam and if the premier does not reject it as well, many of his MPPs will pay for it with their seats.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Networking reception gave activists from across the country the opportunity to network on important equality and human rights issues
Hosted by TV and film star Mary Walsh, Poor No More offers an engaging look at Canadians stuck in low paying jobs with no security and no future.
The 340,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees is one of Canada's largest unions.
'People across the country and around the globe are looking to trade unions and other civil society groups to promote an alternative economic program.' - James Clancy.
'The motive behind this attack is an attempt by the Harper government to impose a social-conservative agenda on public policy priorities without any public discussion or accountability.'
Delegates at national union convention say no government fiscal decisions should widen income inequality or diminish access to public services.
'A key goal of our union in the coming years will be to reach out and engage our members in this campaign.' - James Clancy.
Legislation will remove a longstanding RCMP Act prohibition against unionization after being declared unconstitutional in a 2009 court ruling.
Political and business leaders gathering in Toronto must hear a loud and clear message from the streets, 'Put people First.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Negotiations affect 17,000 professionals working in B.C. hospitals and communities.
'We value the partnerships we have formed over the years with Aboriginal workers and Aboriginal communities. - James Clancy, NUPGE president.
'Without an effective civil administration, democracy and prosperity are virtually unattainable.' - Guido Bertucci.
Change in occupational health and safety regulations takes effect on July 1.
'There are serious gaps in the screening of adults who care for at risk children.' - Darryl Walker.
NSGEU bargaining committee member Mike Thompson says he is positive but wary, about the development. - Updated
Caucasians reported higher levels of general workplace harassment than minorities.
The National Union and its Components call for expansion of public pensions at P.E.I. meetings.
'The attitude of the employer has to change in the next set of conciliation meetings or they could be facing possible disruptions.'
'There can be no sustainable recovery in the economy until there is a recovery in jobs.'
Famous Canadian festival marks 50th anniversary July 9-11 in Orillia.
Approximately 1,600 workers at Red River College and Assiniboine Community College can now set strike date if remaining bargaining sessions fail.
All trade unionists and supporters invited to turn out on eve of G-20 meetings in Toronto.
Canadian pension funds increase in value by 2.5 percent in fourth quarter of 2009
'These workers do an incredible job under unbelievably difficult circumstances each and every day, but they have reached a breaking point.' - Peter Olfert.
OPSEU and SEP join forces to alert voters to dangers of selling off any portion of Ontario's cash cow Crown corporations.
B.C. government announces there will be no further public sector layoffs.
Most employees of Mountain View Estates to receive 50% raises over for years plus significant improvements in benefits.
Meetings planned across the province to gather information on reforming the Alberta Health Act.
'EQUAL is an iconic word in New Brunswick ... We can make EQUAL/Égalité work for us.' - NBUPPE.
Wage increases totalling 9% by 2014 and numerous other contract improvements.
The Conservative government has an official tough on crime stance. Yet, it is cozying up - and providing a clear reward - to one of the most brutal regimes on the planet.
Health minister accuses industry of waging dishonest 'American-style' ad war to derail much-needed reforms.
'The employer has not treated these negotiations seriously from the very beginning.' - Joan Jessome.
Message aimed directly at summit participants - 'Good jobs ... all around the world.'
In spite of contributing to the Canadian economy and paying taxes for 4 to 5 months for up to 25 years, these workers are marginalized from the healthcare coverage their taxes should entitle them to while they are here.
'We need a real hands-on approach to banking supervision and to excessive bankers' pay, and to shielding commercial and retail banking from irresponsible shadow banking and speculation.' - ITUC.
Racialized workers face higher unemployment, have less education and get paid less, especially women.
Protracted legal battle dates back to layoffs imposed by the Newfoundland and Labrador government in 2005.
Information picket at Red River College protest bad faith bargaining.
New research shows Alberta has cut job training significantly despite increased need by aboriginals and young workers.
Proposed Accessibility in Transportation Act would require the Canadian Transportation Agency to report on the accessibility of all modes of transportation under federal authority
Twenty-two Canadians died as a result of the listeriosis crisis caused by Maple Leaf Foods in Toronto.
'The outcome is positive. We're very pleased.' - Darryl Walker, BCGEU president.
'That’s not good enough. The work our members do is vital to the health and welfare of our communities.' - Josef Rieder.
'Both sides are to be congratulated for their commitment to get a deal done this time.'
Thousands of young men rebelled in 1935 against Depression era relief camps and helped bring about a national unemployment insurance system.
Britain's David Cameron tells Harper that the UK and 'many other countries' will oppose Canada's decision to support big banks and international financial institutions.
Showing solidarity this year is especially important in the wake of intolerance shown by the Harper government in Ottawa, says NUPGE president James Clancy.
'A number of outstanding issues require third party intervention.' - Shelley Ward.
"We have no interest in a system that provides reasonable retirement security for some but doesn't for the majority of Canadians."
'Canadians are being bilked by their cellular providers while the government sits idly by and does nothing to prevent it.' - James Clancy.
Protesting replacement of existing homes with private long-term care at an Extendicare facility.
Decision follows adoption of 2009 OPTrust statement on responsible investing.
Municipal social services are overwhelmed by demand and a new model of funding must be found.
'This Committee will be working with staff to design and implement a campaign to protect public services and the jobs of those who deliver them.'