Why the Halifax Water talks broke down

By Robert Devet Last Thursday talks between Halifax Water and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) broke down. Pensions continue to be the most contentious issue. A union-proposed salary cap on pension contributions for employees earning more than $141,000 was rejected by management. Yet… Read More

Weekend Video: Invisible No More

Invisible No More Campaign Launch in Ottawa June 20, 2015. The Case for a Living Wage for Cleaners in Federal Buildings in the Nation’s Capital. Public forum hosted by SEIU Local 2-Justice for Janitors and, ACORN Canada. The Canadian Federal Governments guidelines for awarding contracts to companies providing janitorial… Read More

The resurrection of Bill C-377: A reader

A controversial anti-union bill, C-377, is being rammed through Senate this afternoon after Tory senators overruled the Senate chair to end debate. In 2013, dissident Tory Senators helped to stall the passing of C-377 by voting on a series of amendments that sent the bill… Read More

Fighting CMBs at Toronto City Hall

On June 16 and 18 the Planning and Growth Management Committee of the city of Toronto held hearings on the Canada Post’s plan to end home mail delivery and install Community Mailboxes (CMBs). Just days before the hearings Canada Post announced it would keep door-to-door… Read More

Uber must die

By David Bush The transportation network company Uber has had a rough couple of weeks in Toronto. Two weeks ago over 500 cabbies protested Uber by surrounding City Hall, snarling traffic in the downtown core. Days later an UberX driver crashed into a taxicab injuring… Read More