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Pacific Rubiales Energy under pressure from international solidarity

23 July, 2013The Colombian oil workers’ union, Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) drove public hearings into the ethics of oil industry companies, including the Canadian company Pacific Rubiales Energy.

CEP marches for equality

25 June, 2013The Canadian affiliate of IndustriAll Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), marched to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, 22 June 2013, to vocalize their demands in the March of the Aprons.

IndustriALL Global Union welcomes Unifor

6 June, 2013Unifor: A strong, new, bold union for Canadian workers is being formed with the joining of forces of IndustriALL affiliated unions CAW and CEP.

USW launches a campaign against precarious work in Canada

16 May, 2013The United Steelworkers (USW) launches a new campaign entitled « Give everyone a Chance for Canada’s Future”. The campaign denounces how the Harper government, in partnership with corporations, is flooding Canada with low-wage and highly vulnerable temporary workers from abroad recruited through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

Unions at Gerdau take action on Mexico

10 February, 2013Unions at Gerdau plants will be handing out leaflets on workers' rights in Mexico on the days of action 18 to 24 February 2013.

Canadian unions in action on Mexico

7 February, 2013Unions and worker rights supporters took action across Canada as part of the Mexico Days of Action 18 to 24 February 2013.

New union in Canada takes shape

17 October, 2012Two unions in Canada, CEP and CAW, are planning to join their forces and create the largest new union in the private sector of Canada, representing the collective interests of 300,000 workers in 22 economic sectors.

Autoworkers reach deals with Big Three in Canada

27 September, 2012IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Canadian Auto Workers reached a new contract with Chrysler, thus finalizing negotiations with all three big automakers in Canada: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler.

Canada reverses course on asbestos

21 September, 2012In an important development, Canada's Industry Minister, Christian Paradis, announced 14 September that Canada would drop its efforts to prevent the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a dangerous substance under the Rotterdam Convention. This may be a turning point in international efforts to ban asbestos.

CAW and CEP on path to create new union

30 August, 2012Nearly 1,000 delegates of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) voted in favour of creating a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ (CEP) union of Canada at the CAW convention in Toronto on 22 August.