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Congress of Union Retirees of Canada CONVENTION

May 25, 2018 Sisters and Brothers: Greetings! Please forward this to your retiree organizations and/or retiree activists with your Local Lodge. As you may be aware, the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada is holding their Thirteenth (13th) Convention this fall, from September 19thto 21st. CURC is a retirees organization of the Canadian Labour Congress, and is certain to have many socially-progressive and like-minded members of affiliated Labour organizations in

IAM Communications Contests!!

Don’t miss your opportunity to be in the IAM history books. Entries are still be accepted for the Communications Department’s newsletter, website and photo contests. Last day to enter is June 15, 2018. This is a great opportunity for your hard work to be recognized and seen by your IAM brothers and sisters. Please visit the site: https://www.goiam.org/news/time-is-running-out-to-enter-iam-communications-contests/ Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

Industriall Executive Committee calls for greater solidarity

02.05.2018 The need for solidarity to defend trade union rights and challenge violations in global supply chains underlined discussions at IndustriALL’s Executive Committee Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 and 27 April. The meeting heard from trade union leaders directly affected by government oppression in Belarus and Algeria. There were also calls to better implement global framework agreements (GFAs) in companies that violate fundamental workers’ rights. “We must use GFAs

Submit a nomination now for Canada's Volunteer Awards!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards! This is a great opportunity to recognize the important work of volunteers and to acknowledge that our country would not be the same without them. The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open until June 15, 2018. You are invited to: nominate an individual, a group, a not-for-profit organization or a socially responsible business

Pakistan has failed to learn lessons of Gadani tragedy, say unions

24.04.2018 On 1 November, 2016, 29 workers were killed and several more injured while dismantling an oil tanker at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yard. Speakers at a seminar on the industry, organized by IndustriALL affiliate the National Trade Union Federation in Karachi on 21 April, said that the government does not appear to have learnt any lessons from the tragedy. In an industry often called the most dangerous in the world,

No More Operating in the Dark (USW Petition)

Tell Mark’s, Sport Chek and their parent company that operating in the dark and keeping factories hidden from public scrutiny is unacceptable. Canadian retailers can prevent another disaster by making their factories safe and respecting workers’ rights. SIGN THE PETITION Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

23 Days of Action to Stop Gender-Based Violence

35% of women – 818 million women globally – over the age of 15 have experienced sexual or physical violence at home, in their communities or in the workplace. (Source: World Health Organisation) THE CAMPAIGN There can be no decent work with violence at work. Yet there is still no law at the international level that sets a baseline for taking action to eradicate violence and harassment. Gender-based violence remains

One Billion Rising - The 2018 Campaign

THE 2018 CAMPAIGN ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION 2018: “SOLIDARITY” RISE! RESIST! UNITE! Once again, the theme of SOLIDARITY remains the focus of One Billion Rising 2018. We are coming into a time defined by a fierce escalation of fascist, imperialist, neo-liberal attacks on the lives of people around the world. And the most marginalized – working class, minority and women on the margins in every part of the globe –

February is Black History Month

It is the month in which we bear witness to the progress, richness and diversity of African-Canadian achievement. During the 1920’s an African American named Carter G. Woodson created and promoted Negro History Week. This period in February was chosen because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976 the month-long celebration was implemented, and is a time for us all to reflect on both the history

December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Canada remembers the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. We also commemorate the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the trans-women and each and every woman in Ontario and across the world whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence. The 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, were killed in a gender-based