Updates from the CCPA

Our seniors care researcher Janine Farrell has created a series of fact sheets on issues for seniors in BC, distilling CCPA-BC research in this area into key points and suggested questions for...
April 18, 2013 | BC Office
Are unions doing a good job of connecting with young workers and teaching them about their rights in the workplace? A TURC (Trade Union Research Collective) member provided us with this article on...
April 18, 2013 |
CCPA Ontario is holding a one-day symposium featuring leading union researchers and communicators on Monday April 22, 2013.  Speakers include: Janet Schaffer, AFL-CIO; Brynne Sinclair-Waters, OFL,  ...
April 18, 2013 |
TURC members have been responding to Armine's posting about the debate heating up in the Senate on Bill C-377. It is heartening that the odd Senator has the sense and the conviction to push back on...
April 17, 2013 |
It turns out that the banking sector is not the only one to take advantage of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). The airline industry is also happily lowering costs with TWFs at the same...
April 16, 2013 |
Join us in Ottawa Thursday, April 25 for a forum on the changing nature of federal budgets featuring former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. The Budget in Focus: A forum on the changing...
April 15, 2013 | National Office
In recent years, Canada has seen an explosion of low-skilled temporary foreign workers. Though outsourcing is not new, the practice is under renewed scrutiny—especially given the recent alleged in-...
April 9, 2013 | National Office
In BC, 20 years of cuts to the public sector have had serious consequences. A report released today by our BC office shows how an understaffed public sector (the smallest in Canada) has left British...
April 9, 2013 | BC Office
Working women in Ontario are doing all they can to get by: they're working hard, they're driving enrolments in bachelor and master's degree programs at our universitites. But when it comes to pay,...
April 8, 2013 | Ontario Office
For anyone doing research on work and gender, here is a valuable resource: the Gender and Work Database is housed at York University and maintained by a team of respected researchers. The GWD is...
April 8, 2013 |
After four austerity budgets and lots of hide and seek, there are finally some answers about what services federal departments are going to cut. CCPA’s Senior Economist David Macdonald has examined...
April 8, 2013 | National Office
Our newest study, co-published with the Wilderness Committee, shows how "zero waste" policies would protect BC's environment and climate and create jobs. Read the report and download the infographic...
March 28, 2013 | BC Office
For some old arguments in a new format, check out this Orwellian video, compliments of Target, for this season's newest line of anti-union propaganda. Two exemplary Target "team members" explain why...
March 28, 2013 | National Office
Union women fought hard for equity gains over the past five decades. In the current climate of recession, cutbacks, and austerity, are we now losing ground? A veryuseful website from York University ...
March 27, 2013 |
More and more we’re starting to hear how groups of precariously-employed workers are responding to the vagaries of the “new normal” labour market. From lower-skilled workers to professionals of all...
March 27, 2013 | National Office