What CPP expansion means for you

What CPP expansion means for you

In June, Canada’s federal and provincial finance ministers reached a historic agreement to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). With pension plans under attack and private savings not delivering for most workers, this news is much needed and long overdue. Canadians are facing a real retirement crisis and CPP expansion is a step in the right direction. Changes to the CPP do not come easy.…

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Top 10 Union advantages over non-union workplaces

Top 10 Union advantages over non-union workplaces

After declining for many years, support for unions has rebounded since the financial crisis. A growing number of Canadians also say they’d like to join a union. These are some of the reasons why: 1. Higher wages. On average unionized workers are paid $5.40 an hour or 23 per cent more than those who aren’t members of a union. The union advantage…

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Stop cuts to healthcare – Canadian healthcare on trial

Stop cuts to healthcare – Canadian healthcare on trial

The Council of Canadians organized a rally outside the Law Courts, which featured health care practitioners and researchers, as well as leaders from trade unions and civil society.”As Brian Day, who is known to many as ‘Dr. Profit’, attempts to land the knock-out punch to medicare, we were on hand to raise awareness and let court know we won’t stand by…

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Postal workers call for one-month cooling off period

Postal workers call for one-month cooling off period

OTTAWA – Postal workers are proposing a 30-day cooling off period to Canada Post management to address concerns about “uncertainty” in the mail system and give negotiations a chance to succeed. “Our members, their families and all Canadians do not deserve to have this threat of a lockout ‘looming’ over our heads from a profitable public service. Postal workers want…

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