John Hanrahan Reports from Istanbul, Turkey CCU Vice President John Hanrahan participated in LabourStart’s second annual global solidarity conference. On the agenda were issues including social networking, online campaigning, labour law reform and others that […]
Yet there are tens of thousands of Canadians on waiting lists to receive mental health treatment, and tens of thousands more who can’t afford it in the first place. The personal and economic costs of mental illness and depression on our society are enormous.
It’s time to put mental health care at the top of the agenda. Canada needs a publicly administered, universal mental health care system that is accessible to all. Adding mental health to Canada’s Medicare system will provide vitally important mental health supports and treatment to all Canadians and guarantee everyone can lead a happy and healthy life.
Kivanc Eliacik, A young and charismatic leader of one of the largest labour unions in Turkey will be speaking in Halifax this Saturday about the state of human rights in his home country and around […]
Written for the PPWC Leaflet, September 2012 By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett The class agenda of Prime Minister Steven Harper and the federal Conservative government are quite obvious. More for the wealthy minority, less […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett It hasn’t even been one year since Premier Dalton McGuinty pledged during the October 2011 Ontario election that a Liberal government would “respect the bargaining process” and wouldn’t “tear […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett “Unions have outlived their usefulness.” We’ve all heard this line before. Labour unions are old-fashioned, outdated and a relic of a bygone era. Type the phrase “unions have outlived […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett Exactly one year ago today, I was driving to my office in Toronto. It was then I heard on the radio that Jack Layton had passed away. I remember […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett Another day, another attack on the rights of workers. The war on unions continues. Tell us something we don’t know. This week’s edition of “Blame Everything on Unions and […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett They say that difficult economic times breed class resentment. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong class that usually gets targeted. We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how labour unions, and […]
For Immediate Release Toronto, Canada – A national union confederation is preparing for a major fight against a Conservative Private Member’s Bill that will radically increase the administration costs of managing a union and interfere […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett Citizens throughout Canada are outraged by Stephen Harper and the Conservative government’s implementation of the 425-page omnibus budget legislation, bill C-38. With little time for parliamentary debate, the bill […]
Dear Friends: I wanted to speak to you about a recent development that is a cause for serious concern for all of YUSA. On May 15, 2012, the employer closed the position of three YUSA […]
The term “solidarity” isn’t just a cliché. It is a fundamental necessity for students and working people throughout the world who want to create a fair and democratic society. This has been on brilliant display […]
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National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all-day
The Confederation of Canadian Unions celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, which recognizes the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples,...