Health, Safety & Environment
Workers have the fundamental right to work in healthy & safe workplaces. This means, at the very least, workplaces free from harm. Workers are entitled to workplaces that foster the development of physical, psychological and social well-being.
Free trade with the European Union is a bad idea for Canada
The Harper government's relentless push to sign a new Canada-EU free trade deal would undermine the rights of federal, provincial and municipal governments to manage public spending over goods and services; it would privatize public services like drinking water, prevent us from adopting strong measures to combat climate change and wipe out up to 150,000 Canadian jobs, among a long list of additional concerns. CAW President Ken Lewenza says: