Ultimately, unions remain the best way to prevent abuses in the workplace.
The Day of Mourning is about more than remembering the dead. It’s also about fighting for the living and making our workplaces safer and healthier.
On the eve of the National Day of Mourning, it's important to address in very concrete terms why unions are so important. Because they save lives.
To call the West Fertilizer Co. explosion an accident ignores that it was preventable, and was quite possibly a crime, as is common with so many dangerous workplaces.
Every April 28, unions, workers, and organizations in over 100 countries remember workers who have died, were injured or made ill from workplace causes.
The United Steelworkers (USW) is legally challenging the federal government's approval for RBC and/or iGate to hire temporary foreign workers to replace existing employees.
We are adamantly opposed to a policy that seeks to undermine our Canadian standard of living while continuing to expose new arrivals to our shores with a new form of exploitation.
Hopefully it will be a wakeup call as well for all levels of government to ensure that public policies on issues such as child care and elder care are a priority.
Hopefully the health authority will use this opportunity to work with health unions to develop programs that emphasize prevention and consultation rather than punishment and coercion.
"When the rights of migrants are denied, the rights of citizens are at risk." December 18 was identified 12 years ago by the United Nations.