Category Archives: Labour

TPP: Chapter By Chapter Analysis

After years of secret negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was finally released last night. Civil society is going through the text with a fine-toothed comb to uncover provisions that threaten the rights, freedoms and the well-being of

Bad deal for Canadian workers, great for foreign corporate giants − labour group slams TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, whose full text was made available to the public yesterday after years of secret negotiations, includes provisions to harmonize Canadian labour laws with those of countries with inferior labour standards, reduce the ability of our government to

Canada will be forced to accept unlimited number of TFWs under TPP

Canada will be forced to grant work permits to an unlimited number of temporary foreign workers who are nationals of the other member countries under the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the final text of the deal released

Harper government spending taxpayer dollars to help corporations recruit TFWs in Europe, Africa

The Harper government is helping Canadian corporations hire temporary foreign workers by holding taxpayer funded recruitment fairs in Europe while partnering with African governments to bring migrant workers from that continent to Canada, according to documents obtained by a concerned

TPP opens floodgates to unregulated temporary foreign workers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could see hundreds of thousands of additional temporary foreign workers (TFWs) entering Canada without any consideration of their impact on the local labour market leading to worsening unemployment among Canadian workers, labour groups warn. The Canadian

Employer found guilty of sexually abusing TFWs not blacklisted by Ottawa

The federal government has failed to blacklist an Ontario business fined $200,000 by the province’s Human Rights Tribunal for subjecting female temporary foreign workers to sex abuse and violence under the threat of deportation and whose owner pleaded guilty for

Poilievre slammed for yet another “misleading” tweet promising Canadians “$1,000 in a single day”

By Mary Simpson Jobs minister Pierre Poilievre is facing a chorus of derision for promising Canadian families “$1,000 in a single day” under the Harper Government’s Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), coming in the heels of the Tory minister’s misleading

Canada lost 400,000 manufacturing jobs and Tories pretend there’s no problem

By Nathan Cullen, NDP MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC More than 1.3 million Canadians are out of work today. The government has added more than $150 billion in debt to the national debt. That is more than $4,000 for every

TFW pilots hired at Canadian Forces Base in Ontario, records show

Temporary foreign workers were recruited to work as pilots at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario, records obtained from Service Canada show. The Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre awarded a contract to assist parachute training to Rampart Aviation

Businesses free to hire and exploit unpaid interns under Bill C-59, critics say

By Christopher Pearson Bill C-59 on implementing provisions of the government’s budget is causing alarm among advocates for interns’ rights, who claim that the new bill will make it easier for companies to hire unpaid interns, while leaving them exposed