Open Letter: Defending the Hometown University We Built Together

Open Letter: Defending the Hometown University We Built Together

United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 6500 members in Sudbury are proud of our longstanding relationship with Laurentian University. It is a partnership based on collaboration, shared goals and a recognition of Laurentian’s essential role not only in higher education, but also in the economic, social and cultural development of our community and all of northeastern Ontario.

Canadians need a strong media sector

Canadians need a strong media sector

When Canadians need them most, media outlets are being forced to trim their budgets, and newsrooms, as the pandemic continues to hit the bottom line.

The pandemic, now almost a year long with many dark months still ahead, is both the cause of much of media’s immediate troubles, and one of the big reasons we need it.

"Mayday, mayday!": airline workers warn jobs, industry will crash and burn without federal support

"Mayday, mayday!": airline workers warn jobs, industry will crash and burn without federal support

Canada’s flight attendants say their industry is on the brink of collapse, and they’re bringing their call for help to the doorstep of the prime minister and key cabinet members.

As part of a “Mayday” campaign, the union representing 15,000 Canadian flight attendants is launching billboards in key locations in Ottawa and the home ridings of key federal ministers, as well as an email drive that has already sent close to 6,000 messages to Prime Minister Trudeau’s inbox.

Report highlights struggling education sector, makes urgent call for national strategy

Report highlights struggling education sector, makes urgent call for national strategy

Federal and provincial governments need to step up to fix serious issues in post-secondary education (PSE), says a new coalition representing over one million students and workers.  In a report released today, the coalition outlines significant challenges facing the sector and lays out a comprehensive plan to strengthen post-secondary education as key to the pandemic response and recovery.

UFCW Canada expresses solidarity with Dutch supermarket workers in their fight for respect

UFCW Canada expresses solidarity with Dutch supermarket workers in their fight for respect

The union for grocery and food workers, UFCW Canada, expresses their support of Dutch supermarket workers who are being undermined in negotiations by the Supermarket Employer’s Association.

In a show of contempt for these frontline workers who have been the heroes of the global pandemic, when commenting on the negotiations employers said, “We do not shy away from any challenges.”

Rejected info request raises questions about Ontario government’s claims for school and student safety

Rejected info request raises questions about Ontario government’s claims for school and student safety

Ontario’s Ministry of Education has flatly refused to give a school board-by-school board breakdown of the number of education workers hired with COVID-related funds, prompting the union that made the inquiry to cast further doubt on the Ford government and its claims that it is doing everything possible to protect students in schools.