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13 june 2024

17:40
For quite possibly the first time in the private sector, workers have applied to unionize amidst an ongoing strike action. A majority of workers at Cascadia Liquor Uptown (3671 Uptown Boulevard) signed union cards to join three other Cascadia Liquor...


12 june 2024

18:30
The BC Labour Board has found that several workers specified in SEIU Local 2's unfair labour practice complaint have been illegally working as replacement workers while the company's workforce is on strike. "This decision confirms what all of...


7 june 2024

12:40
Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) rejected a proposal from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) to stagger negotiations with both companies by two weeks. The move would avoid simultaneous work stoppages at CN and...

08:20
Greater Toronto Area, June 7, 2024 ? With the passing of Bill 185, the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) urges Greater Toronto Area (GTA) municipalities to not raise...


6 june 2024

15:55
As striking Cascadia Liquor workers await the BC Labour Board's decision on the replacement worker Unfair Labour Practice complaint against Cascadia a couple of weeks ago, a new ULP was filed on June 4, alleging the employer has committed multiple...

14:20
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), the Canadian Federation of Students?Ontario (CFS-O), and the Centre for Free Expression (CFE) were jointly granted intervenor status in the University of Toronto's request for an injunction to...

11:15
In celebration of National Oceans Month, Oceana launched a new public service announcement (PSA) today with renowned American actor and environmental advocate, Dennis Haysbert. The PSA invites viewers to join Oceana's growing wave of ocean advocates...

08:00
Consumer spending remains muted and decreasing corporate earnings have hampered businesses' major investment capacity, according to new research from The Conference Board of Canada. The worst is behind us, however. Canada's real GDP growth is...


5 june 2024

05:00
Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, Oceana Canada is drawing attention to the urgent need for increased investment in ocean conservation, which currently receives less than 1% of global philanthropic funding. Oceans connect us all, covering 71% of...


1 june 2024

13:00
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) was pleased to support several events across Ontario today, as injured workers and their allies marked Injured Workers' Day in the province. "For decades, injured workers have been leading the fight for justice...


30 may 2024

07:00
TECHNATION, Canada's leading technology industry association, and senior leaders from its membership unite with the Ontario legislature to underscore the tech sector's pivotal role in helping the Government to tackle some of Ontario's most pressing...


29 may 2024

11:15
Two of the largest unions in the province and the largest unions at the University of Toronto are seeking to intervene in the injunction application by the university against demonstrations. The United Steelworkers union (USW) and OPSEU/SEFPO are...

08:00
Raising the alarm about the urgent threat to public health care, the Ontario Health Coalition is mobilizing thousands of Ontarians to fightback against the Ford government's plan to privatize Ontario's health care. The list of health care services...


28 may 2024

12:00
The United Steelworkers union (USW) welcomes the unanimous third-reading vote on Bill C-58, which would ban replacement workers in the case of labour disputes. "It is vital for workers across Canada that this new legislation comes into effect as...

08:00
Raising the alarm about the urgent threat to public health care, the Ontario Health Coalition is mobilizing thousands of Ontarians to fightback against the Ford government's plan to privatize Ontario's health care. The list of health care services...


27 may 2024

17:55
Raising the alarm about the urgent threat to public health care, the Ontario Health Coalition is mobilizing thousands of Ontarians to fightback against the Ford government's plan to privatize Ontario's health care. The list of health care services...

15:55
"Today, the Government of Ontario announced the Homeowner Protection Act, 2024, which includes banning registrations for Notices of Security Interest (NOSIs), implementing a 10-day cooling-off period for purchases of newly built freehold homes,...


26 may 2024

17:55
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) has called a solidarity rally with the student encampment at the University of Toronto, to defend the right to protest and to urge the University administration to rescind its trespass order. On...


23 may 2024

13:50
After a hard-fought 165-day strike, members of the United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 1-417 have achieved a significant victory by ratifying a new collective agreement with Hudson's Bay in Kamloops, B.C. USW members walked off the job on Dec. 10,...

12:10
The Durham hospital, located in Grey County, dates back to 1910. Its community supported its survival through two World Wars, the Great Depression, amalgamation, and many local hospital boards and provincial governments. Now, after more than a...


22 may 2024

11:00
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and the Ontario New Democratic Party (Ontario NDP) held a media conference at Queen's Park earlier today to launch The Heat is on! A campaign to combat heat stress in Ontario workplaces. "It's the middle of May...


21 may 2024

18:35
Cascadia Liquor broke the law by using prohibited replacement workers to perform duties normally done by its striking employees, according to an unfair labour practice (ULP) complaint. SEIU Local 2 filed the complaint today at the BC Labour Relations...

15:40
With so many people struggling under the weight of the affordability crisis, the City of Toronto needs its elected leaders to step up and deliver policy action that is going to make a meaningful impact where it matters most. For families and...

15:05
Despite a slowdown in inflation and the Bank of Canada achieving its target range, high food and housing prices remain a significant concern for Canada's unions and working families. "When we look at the price increases since April 2021, it becomes...

13:20
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and the Ontario New Democratic Party (ONDP) will hold a media conference on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Queen's Park to launch a campaign to regulate heat stress in Ontario. "Extreme heat on the job is a...


16 may 2024

18:00
The United Steelworkers union (USW) District 3 is committed to reconciliation with B.C. First Nations and supports Bill 25, Haida Nation Recognition Amendment Act, 2024. The "Rising Tide" Haida Title Lands Agreement is a major step forward.  "We...

12:30
In an attempt to avoid a work stoppage and end the unpredictability for Canada's supply chains, CN tabled a new offer to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). The new offer remains fully compliant with the Federal Government's Duty and...


7 may 2024

14:00
CN announced today that CNTL, a CN subsidiary dedicated to first and last mile trucking container pickup and deliveries, has reached a second tentative agreement with owner-operators affiliated with Unifor. The first tentative agreement, announced...


2 may 2024

10:40
Representatives of the Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims (the Association), the Iranian Justice Collective (IJC), and other Iranian-Canadian community organizations will meet with Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers, and Senators on...

05:00
Long waits for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians almost $3.5 billion in lost wages and productivity last year, finds a new study published today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank....

02:00
The Russian Federation has been accused before the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva of carrying out a deliberate attack on a hospital in Syria?in a legal action that highlights Moscow's repeated use of military force against health care facilities...


1 may 2024

07:00
May 1, 2024 - A new report released on International Workers' Day by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS), commissioned by YMCA Canada, highlights the potential for significant economic gains from increasing wages for Early Childhood...


30 april 2024

09:45
The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) is delighted by the advancements the Government of Ontario is making toward building Highway 413. Getting shovels in the ground next year to start building this critical...


26 april 2024

09:45
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will hold an emergency rally on Friday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Doug Ford's Constituency Office in Etobicoke, in protest of the ongoing keffiyeh ban at Queen's Park and to urge Ford and Conservative MPPs to...

08:15
Join us in-person on Friday, April 26, 2024 to mark the Day of Mourning in Toronto and York Region. We will be holding a heartfelt tribute in two locations for the numerous workers who have tragically lost their lives, suffered injuries, or faced...

08:15
Join us in-person on Friday, April 26, 2024 to mark the Day of Mourning in Toronto and York Region. We will be holding a heartfelt tribute in two locations for the numerous workers who have tragically lost their lives, suffered injuries, or faced...


25 april 2024

14:05
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling on Premier Doug Ford to reverse the racist and discriminatory ban on the keffiyeh at Queen's Park, which members of his caucus continue to support. On two occasions this week, MPPs had the...


24 april 2024

08:00
Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), in collaboration with partners Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) and Friendlier, announces the launch of two Accelerator Projects to scale reuse / refill solutions in Ontario to tackle single-use plastic waste. The CPP's...


23 april 2024

14:40
The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling on Mayor Andrea Horwath to uphold the public interest by voting against the proposed privatization of Hamilton's Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. On April 24, the Hamilton City Council will vote on a...


19 april 2024

11:20
Members of the United Steelworkers union (USW) working at the SNOLAB research laboratory have voted unanimously to reject a substandard, "final" contract offer from their employer. Thursday's unanimous vote by the workers, members of USW Local...

10:15
The Royal Canadian Legion is sharing additional thoughts related to the federal government's recently released Defence Policy Update, in the wake of the 2024 federal budget. As with its response to the budget, the Legion is encouraged by the...


18 april 2024

16:40
? Funding outlined in Tuesday's federal budget destined to support First Nations language revitalization in British Columbia falls far short of what is needed to meet the government's obligations under the Indigenous Languages Act (C-91). Instead of...

10:30
Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske was joined by workers' representatives from across the country today to deliver a warning to politicians from all parties that workers are demanding more than supportive words. "Workers are standing...

08:45
The federal Liberal-NDP coalition government recently announced it would work with the provinces to fund universal prescription drug benefits for contraceptives and diabetes medications. It is the first step toward a national pharmacare program that...


17 april 2024

13:00
The Canadian Labour Congress will convene representatives of millions of workers from across Canada Thursday to discuss how they will advance the rights of workers. Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will lead the Council's...


16 april 2024

20:10
The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) is pleased with the 2024-2025 federal budget and the Government of Canada's support and recognition of the important work of Friendship Centres. Friendship Centres support over half of the...

20:05
Today's budget delivered investments for researchers across the country, including long-awaited and much-needed increases to graduate and post-doctoral fellowships as well as increases to core research funding. "This investment in Canada's next...

08:00
Patients are being threatened with extremely long wait times, denied vital procedure information, and coerced or manipulated into paying for unnecessary add-ons at for-profit surgical and diagnostic clinics. The extra charges for medically necessary...

06:15
The News Forum (TNF) ? Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is set to engage in an exclusive and groundbreaking interview with 15-year-old Wyatt Sharpe on Forum Daily News, airing tonight at 6 PM. In a compelling discussion, Sharpe, representing the...


15 april 2024

17:45
The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) welcomes news of the new agreement reached by the Government of Ontario and Government of Canada that enables Highway 413 to finally move forward. Today's Memorandum of Understanding...

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