Updates from the CCPA

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
Statistics Canada just released a new report on long-term trends in unionization in Canada. It includes information on Canada in general and for each of the provinces. This is not an extensive...
November 26, 2013 |
CCPA-MB's new film, Right of Passage by Carole O'Brien, is about the experiences of at-risk students attending Gorden Bell High School's alternative education program in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Learn...
November 26, 2013 | Manitoba Office
This booklet, launched at the recent NUPGE convention, provides a valuable analysis on the pensions debate in Canada. 
November 21, 2013 |
Making the case for progressive tax reform in BC: Do you have a sense that our tax system could be fairer, but you're looking for concrete evidence to back up that intuition? Do you find yourself...
November 20, 2013 |
Two candidates in an upcoming federal by-election have made income inequality the main topic in Toronto-Centre. The CCPA's Growing Gap team created a short primer on income inequality that includes...
November 18, 2013 | National Office, Ontario Office