Publication Archive

Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights

Canada is under the International spotlight again for violating worker and trade union rights. This year’s 2010 annual survey by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) accuses a number of Canadian provinces of imposing restrictions on workers … Read More

Federation of Canadian Municipalities Emergency Resolution May 2010, Expansion of Canada's Public Pension System

WHEREAS The Canadian economic downturn is putting the retirement security of many workers at risk; and WHEREAS Canadian cities are directly impacted as they are key front line providers of social services and support programs for older workers and retirees… Read More

Backgrounder - Labour’s unique perspective on Harper’s Maternal and Child Health Initiative

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada would “champion a major initiative to improve the health of women and children in the world’s poorest regions.” Two days later, Harper reiterated his intention at the World Economi… Read More

A Decent Work Agenda & the ILO Global Jobs Pact: A people's road map for tomorrow's economy

Since the financial crisis erupted in late 2008, the G20* governments have met three times. The Washington Summit on Financial Markets & the Global Economy met in November 2008 to adopt an Action Plan to implement principles of reform. At the London Sum… Read More

The “Great Recession”: from a financial crisis, to a jobs crisis to a new labour market model

Introduction On September 15, 2008, the collapse of an American investment bank triggered a paralysis in the global financial system that turned into a global economic and jobs crisis. Once the financial crisis on Wall Street hit Main Street, the crisis… Read More