May Day, International Workers’ Day
April 24, 2015
May 1st is International Workers’ Day. Unlike Labour Day, which commemorates in September the work done by workers from year to year, International Workers’ Day celebrates YOU, the people who perform that work in all sectors the world over – a subtle but important distinction.
So this is your day. It is meant to celebrate workers and all that you do. It is an opportunity for society to acknowledge the men and women who keep the economy moving forward. Choose the one nearest your place of work or your home, and bring along your family and friends. This is your day, so come celebrate it.
Federal public service unions united to defend their right to collective bargaining
April 23, 2015
Federal public service unions are united in their opposition to the Conservative government's plan to unilaterally eliminate the existing sick leave provisions in their collective agreements. In a meeting today, the federal public service unions, which together represent more than 166,000 employees, agreed to develop a common response to the federal government's proposal.
Liberal Party would repeal Bills C-377 and C-525
April 22, 2015
The Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau informed CAPE that his party, if it were to form the next government, would scrap Bill C-377 and repeal Bill C‑525.
Bill C-51 could compromise freedom of expression
April 10, 2015
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) believes that the federal government’s proposed Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 (Bill C-51), in its present form, could lead authorities to suppress demonstrations and activities protesting government policies, thereby restricting the freedom of expression rights of Canadians.