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MEXICO: Days of Action, 18 - 24 February, 2013

This 18 to 24 February 2013 union members are petitioning companies, visiting Mexican embassies and sending messages of solidarity to Mexican workers. Take action here and find out how others trade unions from around the world are calling on the Mexican government to: Provide justice for the families of the 65 miners killed at Pasta de Conchos on 19 February 2006 End the use of employer-dominated protection contracts Repeal the

  Canada announces support for an International Day of the Girl If adopted as a United Nations Resolution, an International Day of the Girl could be established as early as the fall of 2011. March 8, 2011 – As the world marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announced Canada’s intention to support

Implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 - Ensure women’s participation in peace-building

HAUT We have 2 weeks left to impress the UN Security Council with a strong call to end sexual violence in conflict and ensure that women are part of peace talks that affect their lives. Take a stand today:  sign the petition before October 21, urging governments to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 that ensures women’s participation in peace-building. In today’s wars, ninety percent of casualties are civilians, and

Canadian and European Air Transport Unions Cooperate to Protect Aviation (by Louis Erlichman and Carlos DaCosta)

On December 18, 2009, Canada and the European Union (EU) signed an “Open Skies” air transport Agreement, which provides a framework for progressively deregulating air travel between Canada and Europe. What Does the Agreement Say? Like other “free trade” deals, this Agreement says that the ideal system is based on “competition among airlines in the marketplace with minimum government interference and regulation”.   While the Agreement makes reference to impacts on

Resist the HST (Ontatio only)

Next summer (2010) the Ontario Government is set to put into force its new harmonized GST/PST sales tax which will apply a 13% sales tax to everything we purchase. Things That Were Not Subject To The Current 8% PST Will Be Now Taxed As a result, things that were not previously taxed under the current Ontario Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will be taxed at 8%. The new 13% tax will

It’s Time to Re-Regulate Aviation (by Louis Erlichman and Carlos DaCosta)

In the wake of the global economic meltdown and its stunning display of the failures of corporate-dominated markets, there has been a lot of talk (but little action) about re-regulation in the financial sector. In the aviation sector, however, the deregulation express seems actually to be accelerating, with moves in Canada and elsewhere to get rid of the last vestiges of airline regulation. Starting in the early days of commercial

An open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama from the National Coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition

May 7, 2009 Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: As the national voice for Canadians who want to protect and expand our national public healthcare system, the Canadian Health Coalition would like to encourage your efforts to make health care available and affordable for all Americans. Canada’s national Medicare system is one that all

sauvons nos emplois canadiens

Bienvenue à Sauvons nos Nous représentons les Canadiens moyens et nous sommes ici pour aider à ramener les emplois canadiens à leur place. Le fait est que nous faisons face aux pires taux de chômage de l’histoire canadienne, et comment les entreprises réagissent-elles ? Délocaliser plus d’emplois. Nous avons créé le Chômage-o-mètre national dans l’espoir d’inspirer les Canadiens et les Canadiennes à appuyer notre cause. Veuillez signer la pétition


RSI Day Life-altering injuries Repetitive strain injury (RSI) or musculosketal disorder (MSD) are umbrella terms used to describe a collection of injuries that affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Tendonitis, tenosynovitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are some common examples. Common symptoms include aches, pains, tingling, swelling and loss of joint movement and strength in the affected area(s). These symptoms can progress into crippling disorders preventing those affected from working or