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A Fairness Budget: 10 Things Canada’s unions want to see in Budget 2019

March 15th, 2019

The CLC has prepared a background document outlining its priorities for the 2019 federal budget.

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2019 Ottawa Pre-Retirement Course announced for April / May

February 25th, 2019

The Ottawa Area Council of CURC has announced 2019 Pre-Retirement Course in April/May

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Canada’s unions urge federal government to help restore peace in Venezuela

February 24th, 2019

  The Canadian Labour Congress, representing over 3 million Canadian workers, calls on the Government of Canada to promote dialogue to foster a peaceful solution to the Venezuelan crisis. Canada is among several countries, including the U.S. and Brazil, that endorsed Juan Guaidó, Venezuelan opposition leader and President of the National Assembly, who declared himself […]

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Phoenix Day of Action: On 3rd anniversary, PSAC to mobilize for damages and more progress

February 19th, 2019

  Three years after the launch of the Phoenix Pay System, thousands of PSAC members continue to be plagued by pay problems: they are underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all. On this third anniversary of Phoenix, PSAC members will come together to further increase pressure on the government for urgent action. On February 28, […]

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BC MLA Janet Routledge pays tribute to Art Kube, lifelong labour activist

February 17th, 2019

NDP MLA Janet Routledge rose in the BC legislature Feb. 13 to publicly honour long-time activist and Order of Canada recipient Art Kube, who passed away on Feb. 10.

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The Globe and Mail backs universal Pharmacare

February 17th, 2019

The Globe and Mail has come out in full support of a universal prescription plan. In an editorial published this week, the Globe’s editors conclude that pharmacare is the unfinished business of Medicare.
“Canada has the opportunity to do better; to improve the average Canadian’s access to necessary medicines while lowering the bill for businesses, taxpayers and citizens,” write the editors.

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Canadian Health Coalition Winter 2019 Newsletter

February 16th, 2019

Read about the latest activities of the Canadian Health Coalition in their Winter 2019 newsletter.

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Information on the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations

February 16th, 2019

On December 20, 2018, the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations prohibit the import, sale and use of asbestos and the manufacture, import, sale and use of products containing asbestos, in Canada, with a limited number of exclusions. The regulations will help protect the health of Canadians from the risks of exposure to […]

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BC FORUM report to National Pensioners Federation affiliate leaders

February 11th, 2019

BC FORUM’s President reports on the group’s recent activities in early 2019.

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Housing, health care & pension issues dominate CURC’s national convention

September 20th, 2018

Nearly 100 delegates from across the country crowded into yesterday’s opening session of the CURC national convention here in Toronto to hear from key activists about how retirees could help shape outcomes on health care, pensions and housing issues.

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