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Feminist Leadership makes all the difference in CUPE strike

The labour movement is a women’s movement. Bringing a feminist perspective to labour makes it stronger.

School bargaining: Down at Queen’s Park, $100 million is pocket change

The province spends much more money on things that aren’t priorities. Supporting education workers should be high on the priority list.

Low-wage workers are most exposed to spiralling costs

Bumpy Ride #3: Fall 2022 labour force data shows that pandemic-vulnerable sectors still have not recovered from COVID-19.

The racialized employment gap is narrowing but barriers persist

Bumpy Ride #2: Looking at the racialized employment gap among women workers in the Fall 2022 labour force data

Women’s employment rate trending below spring highs

Bumpy Ride #1: Labour market data from Fall 2022 shows an uneven recovery for women workers.

Five things to know about Ontario’s strikebreaking law

The Ontario government just declared war on the constitutionally protected right to strike, using the notwithstanding clause.

Unions win the right to challenge unfair trade practices

Workers achieved a long-fought-for trade victory in the 2022 federal budget: trade unions will soon have the right to file trade complaints against unfair imports, something only domestic producers could do before now.

CUSMA has shown it can defend labour rights, but is it enough to bring lasting change to Mexican workers?

This July marked the second anniversary of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

For Canada’s autoworkers, CETA has not lived up to its billing

Five years ago, Canada’s free trade pact with Europe came into force. Well, some of it did at least.

Show me the money: It’s not a worker shortage, it’s a wage shortage

Two-thirds of job postings are offering wages that are too low to entice applicants. Employers are going to have to be more competitive to fill those jobs.

More than tall lattes: Organizing lessons from baristas at Starbucks

Inspiration, information, and solidarity among Starbucks baristas increasingly extends beyond individual stores, connecting workers across cities, regions, and, to some extent, even national borders—illustrating lessons applicable to organizing at the mega-chain in both the U.S. and Canada.

Making a living in Saskatchewan

This year the CCPA Saskatchewan office released our living wage calculations, hot on the heels of the provincial government’s decision to raise what is currently Canada’s lowest minimum wage at $11.81 per hour to $15 per hour over the next two years.

Non-viable businesses need an"off-ramp"

Throughout the pandemic, many small- and medium-sized businesses have weathered the storm, thanks to federal government help. In his deputation to Canada's federal Industry Committee, David Macdonald says it's time to give those businesses an "off-ramp".

Uprooting the racism in our ranks

Race-motivated hate crimes have surged during the pandemic. But these crimes only scratch the surface of the multiple forms of racism that racialized communities have endured during the pandemic.

Pandemic, privatization and people power

A brief history on the attack of Canada’s public transit system and how we’re trying to defend it

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