“When these folks came to us, they were specifically looking for improved health and safety supports and a stronger voice in general with their employer." — Michelle Gawronsky MGEU President
“What’s clear from the CCPA report is that it’s people with high incomes who benefit the most from the private corporation loophole.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Ottawa (05 Oct. 2017) — A recently released report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) confirms that it is wealthy Canadians who are the main beneficiaries of the private corporation tax loophole.
Toronto – October 5, 2017 – Each year on October 7, the “World Day for Decent Work” joins workers and organizations around the world in a call for equity, fairness, and opportunity that comes through decent work.
(Ottawa – 5 October, 2017) Today, the Canadian Association of University Teachers celebrates UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Higher Education.
CAUT played a central role in the development and adoption of the Recommendation, which is a non-binding standard-setting instrument providing an international framework of recommended practices concerning the rights and responsibilities of higher education teachers.
The Recommendation provides international guidelines on academic freedom, collegial governance, trade union and collective bargaining rights, individual rights and freedoms, terms and conditions of employment, and other professional rights.
“The Recommendation is more relevant today than ever before,” says CAUT executive director David Robinson. “In Canada, we see growing challenges to secure employment and good working conditions in post-secondary education. In other parts of the world, many academic staff risk their lives in pursuing their research, teaching students, or by simply exercising their civil liberties.”
It was in 1994 that UNESCO first proclaimed October 5 to be World Teachers’ Day, and this year’s slogan of “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers” encompasses a special focus on institutional autonomy and academic freedom.
Quebec City and Saskatoon – October 5, 2017 – Red, gold, and white lanterns lit up the night sky in Quebec and Saskatchewan last week as activists from TUAC Local 500 and UFCW Canada Local 1400 came together for Light the Night walks in Quebec City and Saskatoon.