Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone

3.5 million Canadians can’t afford the medication they need. Nobody should be forced to choose between paying for groceries and…
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Let’s secure workplace pensions

After a lifetime of hard work, nobody should have to retire in poverty. Canada’s unions pushed the federal government to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) for the most vulnerable seniors. Now we’re pushing the government to take action to protect workplace pension plans in the event of a company going bankrupt.
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General Motors is betraying workers by closing its Oshawa plant

GM is closing its plant in Oshawa, Ontario, after 100 years. This is devastating news for the families of the 2,500 workers (Unifor Local 222) and for the thousands of other families and businesses who depend on the plant. By closing its Oshawa plant, GM is also showing contempt for every Canadian whose taxes bailed out the company in 2009…
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Canada’s postal workers deserve better!

At the bargaining table, Canada’s postal workers have been calling for better health and safety protections, and for pay equity. When the federal government ordered them back to work, it did more than side with an irresponsible employer— it tore up their fundamental Charter rights. Not only is this unfair, it’s unconstitutional — and we need to say so right…
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Canada bans asbestos at long last — but it’s not enough!

Thousands of Canadians have died because of exposure to asbestos. New regulations that came into place at the end of 2018 will help reduce that number over time. But there’s more to do, and all levels of government must do their part.
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The National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and occupational exposures. Canada’s unions continue to call for better enforcement of related legislations. They also call on employers and governments to do more to prevent such fatalities from happening in the first place.
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Women in Canada are done waiting. We want to be able to go about our lives feeling safe and secure. We want our work to be valued based on skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions, leaving no room for gender discrimination. And we want to be able to go to work knowing our kids are safe and well cared for.
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