OTTAWA – Today's ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO) shows that trade deals to which Canada has signed are preventing governments from taking responsible action to develop a green economy. One of Canada's largest private sector unions, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) is calling the decision undemocratic and unacceptable.
OTTAWA – "The photos of the factory building collapse in Bangladesh tell the story of corporate greed run amuck, says Dave Coles, president of Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. "This criminal disaster is the direct result of unregulated, free-market capitalism."
Coles says even the most basic of International Labour Organization standards have been violated and the retailers responsible should be condemned in the harshest terms and brought to swift justice."
THUNDER-BAY - Members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada Local 39 have voted down a proposal from Resolute Forest Products to eliminate jobs through contracting out. The employer has identified 42 jobs across the mill which they have decided to contract out, including newsprint shipping, kraft shipping, garage maintenance and bark inventory and handling.
OTTAWA – In a letter sent to Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty yesterday, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) requested that the elimination of the labour fund tax credit contained in the 2013 federal budget be reconsidered.
CALGARY, ALTA – The president of Canada’s largest energy workers' union says a case being heard today by the National Energy Board will determine whether Canadian oil will continue to flow to the US when a Canadian refinery is being starved for supply.
“The NEB has a duty to protect the public interest and ensure that Canadian energy security is given the highest priority,” says Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union President Dave Coles.
For immediate release March 25, 2013
OTTAWA – Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union President Dave Coles and Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow will join the Nishiyuu walkers as they complete their 1500-kilometre journey on Victoria Island at noon today.
OTTAWA -- One of Canada's largest private sector unions is showing solidarity with the Nishiyuu Walkers, who have spent the past 10 weeks walking towards Parliament Hill from Whapmagoostui in Northern Quebec.
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) President Dave Coles will join the walkers as they arrive on Victoria Island, Monday, March 25th between noon and 2pm. Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow will also be present.
OTTAWA -- "Ten years too late, the Tories have discovered their economic policies have destroyed Canada's manufacturing sector, including hundreds of paper mill towns," says Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, "but today's budget lays out a vacuous plan that falls flat when it comes to job creation and skills training."
OTTAWA – The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) is calling for a full accounting of the public money spent lobbying in favour of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. In recent weeks several Conservative ministers have flown to Washington to push the approval of the pipeline while Harper has made it the top priority for Canada's embassies and 22 consular offices in the U.S for 3 consecutive years.
March 4, 2013 - Transcontinental Media is forcing its Canadian freelance writers and photographers to sign a contract that strips them of all rights to their work, without providing reasonable compensation, or even the chance to negotiate.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) and its freelance local, the Canadian Freelance Union (CFU) stands in deep opposition to this move.
TORONTO -- The Toronto Star made a devastating decision today to contract out its page design and layout to Pagemasters, as well as other cuts across the newsroom - including its library - and in advertising.
In all, 44 jobs could be lost.
"Obviously newspapers face some economic challenges, but cutting jobs threatens the quality journalism that is at the root of any profit margin," said Peter Murdoch, Vice-President Media for the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union, which represents almost 500 workers at the Star.
OTTAWA – Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) affecting thousands of seasonal workers and their communities must be overturned, says the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP). Further to the harmful changes, the government began making unannounced house visits to EI recipients this week.