Equal Pay Day delivers bitter reminder to developmental services workers in Guelph-Wellington

Workers still being short-changed over pay equity adjustments

GUELPH, ON – In the lead up to Equal Pay Day (April 20), developmental services workers at Community Living Guelph Wellington say that the provincial government’s refusal to provide base funding increases for services is denying women their human right to equal pay.

Government plan to sell Hydro One would run afoul of law, says legal expert

TORONTO – The Ontario government’s plans to sell all or part of Hydro One to pay for infrastructure is not only short-sighted, it would run afoul of provincial laws, according to a legal opinion released today at Queen’s Park.

“Hydro One is a valuable public asset – something we all own together, that provides revenue to the government, and that in public hands provides stable, secure power to millions of Ontarians,” said Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

St. Joseph's Hospital - media conference set for April 16

HAMILTON, Ont. ― In an effort to out St. Joseph’s “penny wise, pound foolish” approach to service cuts and budgeting, front line hospital staff at the hospital are holding a media conference Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

Dominic DiPasquale, president of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 786 says that despite the recent public and media scrutiny on hospital executives “perks” and expenses, the administration hasn’t “gotten the memo about what people in Hamilton think is fair.”

Canada must stop attempts to silence legitimate protest

Canada’s central labour body, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), is calling on the government to stop trying to shut down legitimate and nonviolent criticism of human rights abuses by Israel.

We are very disturbed to see our government attempting to criminalize legitimate and nonviolent dissent.

Tactics such as boycotts, divestment and sanctions, for example, can be effective for raising awareness about and discouraging human rights abuses by governments, and must not be characterized as criminal or as inciting hatred towards a people.