HSABC is encouraging members to vote “Yes” to scrap the Harmonized Sales Tax in the current BC-wide referendum.
Closure will have a profoundly negative impact on the offshore search and rescue capabilities in this province – an impact that could put people’s lives in danger.
"The fact that tax fairness is even being debated in the public forum is due in large part to the hard work of our members." - James Clancy, president, NUPGE. UPDATED
In the face of mounting threats to public services around the world, the Council of Global Unions is launching a campaign to defend and promote the value of public services.
Domestic workers are excluded from the right to join a union and bargain collectively in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.
The new agreement maintains the defined benefit pension plan for current Air Canada workers.
OPSEU members rally in support of bargaining demands.
'We value the partnerships we have formed over the years with Aboriginal workers and Aboriginal communities. - James Clancy, NUPGE president.
“Short-term coercive fixes do not create the conditions for developing long-term solutions to the challenges facing Canadian workers and employers.” CFLR Board Member Judy Fudge
The CCLA Ottawa (17 June 2011) - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has written to the Minister of Labour urging her to reconsider the proposal to introduce legislation that would force striking workers at Canada Post (and previously Air Canada, before a settlement was reached on June 16) back-to-work.
Freedom of association is a fundamental free collective bargaining.
With this newest initiative in the nation-wide push-back against the bottled water industry, Manitoba becomes the 2nd province to implement a similar policy, following in the footsteps of Nova Scotia.
Climate change impacts across Canada are become more apparent all the time. Studies are emerging warning us of imminent threats to our safety and well-being. It has become clear that many regions across Canada need to be better prepared to deal with these impacts; from sea level rise on our coasts, floods in central Canada, and water shortages in the west.
New Brunswick towns leading the way
Download the latest OHS Insider infographic on Workplace Violence in Canada.
Delegates focus on why Unions Matter at 48th convention.
First Place Fossil is awarded to Canada. Guess what sector is Canada’s fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions? That would be the tar sands, where emissions from digging up dirty oil have close to tripled since 1990.
OPSEU college members to employer: We're here to bargain.
The Employer’s pension contribution proposal is the most damaging to members as it would reduce the take-home pay by more than five per cent.
“Lip service to health care is not enough,” says Natalie Mehra, director of the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC). “Ontarians need clear commitments on the key issues that matter in our communities.”
With the right policies and investments, we can ensure workers make it home from work healthy and in one piece, every day.
“For the Court to suggest that a mere right to have bargaining proposals considered in good faith amounts to an extension of real and meaningful bargaining in the Canadian context is to ignore both labour history and collective bargaining reality.”
"The Colombian authorities must take every action necessary to end this constant violence against the trade union movement, as well as the impunity surrounding these crimes," said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.
The concept of a tax "freedom" day has always been a corporate sham to undermine the value of the public sector and public services.
OPSEU plans to "decommission the Drummond Commission" by fighting for quality public services and tax fairness.
Health care employers claim they have a new contract offer to present. HSAS agrees to meet.
New poll demonstrates strong public support for independent, binding arbitration to settle the current health care contract dispute in Saskatchewan.
Specialized health care professionals in the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region will be on strike beginning at eight o’clock Monday morning.
Union representing more than three-thousand specialized health care professionals has formally issued 48-Hours Strike Notice to health care employers and the Wall government.
The Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan called on Premier Wall to agree to submit the union’s lengthy contract dispute with health care employers to independent, binding arbitration.
Lake Winnipeg is in the spotlight as we head into Rivers to Oceans Week. It's time to recognize the global importance of Canada's fresh water systems.
"Post-2011 election is a good time to keep in mind our tradition of solidarity, and to build on it in new ways," - Martha Friendly, Executive Director CRRU