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Unfinished Business: Recommendations to the new government for advancing gender equality

Gender equality advocates are under no illusion that there is a fight ahead in communities across the country to realize the tremendous potential of Election 2021.

Call for submissions: Twenty years of anti-terror

On December 18, 2001, Canada's Anti-terrorism Act received Royal Assent. The two decades since have seen a rise in Islamophobia, as well as increased surveillance of, and police violence towards protests. How do we rebuild after two decades of anti-terrorism acts and actions?

Platform Crunch: Liberals release costed platform

We dive into what the Liberal Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

¿El tratado comercial entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá dará lugar a una nueva época de protecciones laborales en América del Norte?

Los métodos laborales del T-MEC representan un laboratorio de pruebas para la protección de los trabajadores en América del Norte

CUSMA's labour mechanisms a testing ground for protecting North American workers

Will the Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade agreement usher in a new era for labour protections in North America?

Canada’s immigration system is failing migrant care workers

COVID-19 has worsened the precarious, sometimes abusive working conditions for migrant care workers—most of whom are women and racialized peoples.

The effects of Law 21 on Education Faculties in Quebec: “We don’t want people like you here”

By effectively barring Muslim women with hijabs from working as teachers, the Law diminishes the religious diversity of the population of Quebec school teachers.

Organized Labour Under an Organized System: An Introduction to Sectoral Bargaining in Germany

The German experience with sectoral bargaining should remind worker advocates that legislative reform is not a quick fix to the erosion of trade union power.

COVID-19 and workers: A year later, support is urgently needed

Every worker needs to know that they can stay home if sick and not see a gap in their wages.

Alphabet workers go wall-to-wall

ON JANUARY 4, 2021, workers at Alphabet, the parent company of tech giant Google, announced through an op-ed in the New York Times that they had formed the Alphabet Workers Union, as part of the Communications Workers of America. Here's what happened next.

How to create a paid sick leave plan for Ontario

It’s not rocket science—a strong provincial sick leave plan can be created quickly by following a few basic principles.

The Day of Mourning is April 28. The time for paid sick leave is now

For labour activists, it’s a sombre occasion—sadness layered over a base of quiet anger. But this year that anger won’t be quiet. Not a chance.

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