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Make Infrastructure Dollars Go Further with Open Tendering

Terrance Oakey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Terrance Oakey

The 2014 Federal Budget made important investments in Canada's infrastructure, something for which the Harper Government deserves great praise. However, the Government could get a lot more bang for its infrastructure buck if it required open tendering for all projects using federal money.

Sick Day Abuse Makes Taxpayers Nauseous

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

When was the last time you called in sick? Was it just a case of the sniffles? Were you flat on your back? Or did you go golfing and not want to use a vacation day? Did you feel guilty about leaving your co-workers to cover for you? Did you take as few days as possible, knowing someone else had to pick up the slack in your absence? Chances are if you work in the private sector, your answers are very different from those of some government employees.

City Hall Pay Is Out Of Control

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Taxpayers and watchdogs often focus their attention on the top of the government salary spectrum. Government executives are increasingly overpaid, especially at the municipal and regional district level. But it's not just the top end that is out of control. Taxpayers are overpaying for labour throughout the system.

Public Sector Workers Are Part of the 99%

Paul Moist | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Moist

At CUPE we agree with the Fraser Institute's suggestion that we should to have a conversation about wages and inequality. However the real inequality problem lies between regular Canadians and the rich CEOs the Fraser Institute works with. There are several major problems with the Institute's analysis of public and private sector wages.

Bill-C377 is Only Scary if Unions Have Something to Hide

Terrance Oakey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Terrance Oakey

Canada's union leaders are involved in an unprecedented campaign to avoid any efforts to impose transparency requirements required by Bill C-377. The real reason for the campaign against transparency is because union leaders do not want anyone to see how they are spending the $4 billion collected each year in forced contributions. If operating in a transparent manner cripples Canada's union movement, then union leaders have only themselves to blame for that demise.

Canada's Labour Movement Gets a Cardiac Pump

Dave Coles | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Dave Coles

Delegates to the CEP convention this week in Québec City voted in favour of forming a new union with the CAW. The CAW voted in favour of the project in August. Yet unnamed, this new union will represent more than 300,000 workers in every province of the country, in 22 different major economic sectors. It will be the largest private sector union in Canada This new union is the first step in revitalizing Canada's union movement. And that is a necessary step in turning back the tide of neoconservative reaction that has seen ever more wealth and power for the already rich and powerful, but stagnation and cutbacks for the rest of us. Why should ordinary Canadians care about this new union?.

Is it Dutch Disease or a Central Canadian Cold?

David Gratzer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Business
David Gratzer

On Friday, Mark Carney told us that advocates of the so-called Dutch Disease theory have it wrong. A bit of data is a good thing in a heated debate. Consider Statistics Canada latest (seasonally adjusted) monthly manufacturing sales numbers covering June 2012 sales. And when you do, ask yourself a simple question: does the data support Dutch Disease -- or are we seeing a case of a Central Canadian Cold?

Watching the Watchdog: Will Microsoft Produce the Next Walter Cronkite?

Tim Knight | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Once upon a time when the world was young and had hope, and global warming, the one per cent and social media hadn't yet been invented, there truly was a golden age for TV news in North America. Could Microsoft bring that golden age back since its split from MSNBC?

If the Europeans Can Make a Union Work, Maybe the Arabs Can

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

It is no secret that the idea of amalgamating into a single country, which was farthest away from the minds of the rulers of these countries, was only contemplated as a direct result of the Arab Spring which toppled several Arab dictators who were thought to be completely invincible, and left the rest of them asking "Who will be next?" Now more than ever, a union of the Arab Gulf states is possible.

Labour Day 2011: What Has Gone Wrong in Canada for Working People?

Ken Georgetti | Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada
Ken Georgetti

One answer is the seemingly insatiable greed of the super rich. It's time for not just union members but all Canadians to demand changes. If we don't start standing up for ourselves, we'll take an even bigger fall in the years ahead.

Once a Separatist, Always a Separatist?

Paul Mott | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
Paul Mott

Minister of Transport Denis Lebel's Bloc Québécois story differs from that of Nycole Turmel's. He walked away from the separatist gang more than a decade ago, not months ago. And, of course, the biggest difference between them is that he's not the leader of the party.

New Air Canada Contract Ratified

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Air Canada's customer service and airport workers have voted 87.7 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement reached under...

Seeding Socialism: The Conservative Attack on Unions and Young Workers

Edward Jackson | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

We're seeing the beginning of a prolonged, multi-pronged attack on unionized workers by the Conservatives. Their anti-worker war machine is revving its engines. Sirens have sounded. The first missiles have been launched.

Ottawa Tables Back-To-Work Bill In Postal Strike

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Back-to-work legislation to end the Canada Post lockout was tabled in parliament Monday afternoon. Federal Labour Mi...

Please Mr. Postman: U.S. Halts Mail To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 08.18.2011 | Canada

Canadians waiting for that letter from the United States will have to wait a little longer. Starting this weekend the United States Postal Service wil...

No Progress Made Between Canada Post And Union

www.cbc.ca | Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

CBC A meeting of the president of Canada Post, his union counterpart and the federal labour minister appears to have made little progress in averting ...

Canada Post, Union Don't Make A Deal

CBC | Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada

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