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Inflation-busting with union contracts—a brief explainer

Your union contract could be the most powerful tool you have against the rising cost of living

A transformational time for labour?

A new generation of leaders is gradually getting elected to lead unions and central labour bodies in Canada.

New union organizing puts employers on notice, but challenges remain

Organized labour needs a combination of ambitious organizing projects and policy change

Ontario’s Bill 28 is dead. Now what?

Laura Walton talks organizing, leadership, and the future of the labour movement.

We Can Do It: New leadership in Canada’s labour movement

There's a lot of new blood in Canadian labour leadership. We asked them what leadership means to them.

Public sector leading the way on reducing pay gaps

But inflation and low government wage offers threaten to erase those gains.

Public sector strike: It’s about how inflation is gouging wages

Federal public sector workers haven’t seen an inflation-adjusted raise since 2007—the worst of any industry in Canada.

Canada’s proposed supply chain law is weak on human and environmental rights

The business community needs to get behind a stronger supply chain due diligence law

How green are the green jobs in Budget 2023?

Shift Storm newsletter—March 2023 edition

Increasing permanent residency for migrants strengthens labour power

Working conditions are about power—and permanent status allows workers to exert it.

Is "sustainable jobs" the new just transition?

Shift Storm newsletter—February 2023 edition

Introducing the Shift Storm newsletter

A Q&A with CCPA climate researcher Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood

Canada’s new immigration policy leaves unanswered questions

Changes are a step in the right direction, but don’t go far enough in important regards

What is a just transition, and why does it matter?

Alberta is trying to provoke a showdown with the feds over just transition legislation. What does that mean, anyway?

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.