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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It's (still) time for leadership on jobs: Revised job numbers for July don't change the story

OTTAWA ― While today's revised job numbers from Statistics Canada show fewer jobs were lost than those originally reported, it's the same story as far as the quality of the new jobs available to Canada's 1.35 million unemployed workers. Between June and… Read More

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Canadian Labour Congress calls on government to support cease fire and participate in rebuilding Gaza

The CLC calls on the Canadian government to support talks between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas beginning in Cairo to find a lasting peace in the region.  There is a window of opportunity for the Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Minister… Read More

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CLC pushes for worker's rights in Bangladesh

Recently, the CLC wrote to Foreign Minister John Baird, asking him to press the government of Bangladesh to comply with its commitments to respect labour rights and to ensure the safety of garment factories.  A new framework for action called the "Sustainability… Read More

Employment Insurance is failing unemployed workers in Canada

Hassan Yussuff, the President of the Canadian Labour Congress, says that Employment Insurance is failing unemployed workers in Canada, and those that pay into the program don't have enough say about how the money is spent. … Read More

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Give Peace a Chance: CLC Statement on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has called on the Israeli government and Hamas in Palestine to join an Egypt-brokered deal for an immediate cease fire over the conflict in the Middle East. The CLC was also critical of Prime Minister Harper for blindly supporting… Read More

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