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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The Government of Canada should be improving access to permanent residency for migrant caregivers instead of restricting it

“The federal government must stop toying with migrant workers’ hopes and dreams, and extend permanent residency on arrival to newcomers arriving to do caring work in Canada,” said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. Right now,… Read More

Supreme Court backs teachers and reaffirms pregnancy leave rights

The Canadian Labour Congress is applauding a Supreme Court of Canada decision reaffirming that employment benefits for women who give birth are separate and distinct from parental leave benefits. The unanimous decision, delivered Wednesday immediately following… Read More

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Despite the positive signs in the most recent labour force survey from Statistics Canada, the picture for the next generation remains bleak. “Last month, another 26,000 young workers gave up looking for a job and left the labour market. If you look at the… Read More

Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with youth unemployment

The Canadian Labour Congress says Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with double digit youth unemployment. The organization was responding to Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz’ suggestions before a parliamentary committee earlier this week. Poloz proposed… Read More

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

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