Updates from the CCPA

On Wednesday, December 11th, Canada Post announced a series of changes which included cutting staff, phasing out door-to-door mail delivery to urban residents, and a new pricing system, among others...
December 19, 2013 | National Office
The Ontario government will soon receive advice from a panel tasked with reviewing how much and how often to raise the provincial minimum wage. Currently, minimum wage workers in Ontario earn an...
December 18, 2013 | Ontario Office
This year, CCPA-MB's State of the Inner City Report will take you through a visual walk-through the neighbourhoods of inner city youth. Sixteen young people from two community-based organizations...
December 16, 2013 | Manitoba Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan spoke to CBC Toronto's Metro Morning about the recent cuts to postal services. Armine argues against the notion that Canada Post is becoming a financial drain...
December 12, 2013 | National Office
This Law Times summary explains the amendments, and their implications, to the Public Service Relations Act as proposed in omnibus Bill C-4. 
December 11, 2013 |
Conservative Senator Hugh Segal spoke at the Unifor Ontario Council on December 7th. He confirmed his support for a strong union movement in Canada. 
December 9, 2013 |
Alberta recently tabled Bill 45 and Bill 46. If passed, they will affect its public sector employees. See NUPGE's James Clancy's reaction here. 
December 5, 2013 |
This December 4, 2013 New York Times article talks about how the financial crisis in Europe is opening the door to a dismantiling of labour policy along the lines as we have seen in the US. 
December 5, 2013 |
When Nora Loreto was in Winnipeg to release her new book, From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement, CCPA Mb. student intern, Gabriel Bako, met Nora and read her book. In this...
December 5, 2013 |
Why does Canada have less income disparity than the US? In a word: unions. Our higher union density ensures that workers enjoy better wages, benefits and protections. Read Jim Stanford's piece in the...
December 5, 2013 |
It’s been more than four years since the end of the recession, and the federal government claims the economy is doing great. But how accurate is that message? Is Canada’s economy the best in the...
December 2, 2013 | National Office
Lynne Fernandez summarizes A Family Living Wage for Manitoba, the 2013 Update in this issue of Work Life: "Minimum-wage workers are not just teenagers working at fast-food restaurants after school....
November 28, 2013 | Manitoba Office
For more thoughts on the right to strike, see this posting by Charles Smith which originally appeared in The Bullet. Smith analysis the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in the Alberta v....
November 28, 2013 |
Jim Stanford debated Tom Flanigan at the Macdonald Laurier Institute in Ottawa on whether or not the public service should have the right to strike. Here is an excerpt of Jim's argument that was...
November 28, 2013 |
The roles and responsibilities of unions have come under renewed scrutiny. Provincial and federal government hostility towards organized resistance to current policies is intensifying through heated...
November 27, 2013 | National Office