Weekend video: Popular economics

Discussions about the economy shouldn’t be dominated by banks and corporations. Join the conversation about how the economy can work for Canadian workers, our families, and our communities. CUPE’s Popular Economics videos shed light on basic economic issues, and how they affect all of us.

Temporary foreign worker rights hotline launched

An interview with Wally Ewanicke, Unifor National Representative and organizer A confidential hotline has been created to help temporary foreign workers get answers about their rights, both under the federal program and at work.  “Temporary foreign workers have rights just like Canadian workers, and we intend… Read More

Weekend Video: The Road Taken

This 1996 documentary takes a nostalgic ride through history to present the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada’s railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s. There was a strong sense of pride among these men and they were well-respected by their… Read More

Nova Scotia unions welcome Bill 1 decision

by Shay Enxuga Today Arbitrator James Dorsey released his initial decision regarding Bill 1, the Health Authorities Act, and addressed some of issues at the heart of the controversy surrounding the legislation – union representation. Bill 1, introduced by the McNeil Liberals on October 3,… Read More

When Bad Gripes Happen to Good Stewards

By Ellen David Friedman Healthy unions should welcome workplace discontent. Stewards can turn discontent into campaigns that build workplace power. Sometimes, though, too much unproductive discontent is floating around. Maybe there’s a culture that supports bitching but no action; maybe there are tensions among co-workers that prevent cooperation.… Read More

Austerity for Quebec’s schools

By Robert Green During his most recent election campaign Quebec Premier Phillipe Couillard stated that protecting the quality of education would be one of his government’s main priorities. It is now clear, Phillipe Couillard was not telling the truth. Since coming into office he and… Read More