The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada’s national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 111 district labour councils.

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Prime Minister’s income-splitting and child care proposals will leave most working families behind

The federal government’s announcements today on the Universal Child Care Benefit and income-splitting will leave most working families behind and discourage labour force participation, says Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff. “This is an… Read More

Submission to the Minister of Labour and Minister of the Status of Women on the Five-Year Review of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act

Introduction The CLC appreciates and welcomes the opportunity to provide input on the five-year review of the Wage Earner Protection Program. The Wage Earner Protection Program Act allows expedited payment of wages and benefits, up to an annual cap, owed to… Read More

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Canada needs a new plan to create jobs – good jobs.

The Conservative government likes to talk about “one million net new jobs” as proof of its ability to manage the economy. But a quick look at the facts reveals something closer to the reality Canadians are dealing with today. Despite the government's rhetoric,… Read More

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October 7, 2014 – World Day for Decent Work

Work is central to people's well-being. In addition to providing income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and communities. Such progress, however, hinges on work that is decent. Decent… Read More

Submission to the Department of Finance Consultation on a Potential Federal Framework for Target-Benefit Pension Plans

The CLC submitted this proposal to the Department of Finance recently to provide input on the proposed federal framework. While we recognize the focused nature of the consultation, it raises fundamental concerns of plan beneficiaries’ rights under pension… Read More

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