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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Retirement Security - Town Hall meetings

Expanding the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is by far the simplest and most cost-effective vehicle for both workers and employers to contribute to the cost of a secure and adequate retirement income. Virtually all working Canadians (including the self-employed)… Read More

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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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A No-Win Situation for Canadians

The most important economic problem faced by Canadians today is not government deficits, and solutions are not to be found in returning to balanced budgets too quickly. The most pressing problems faced by Canadians are a sluggish economic recovery, a stalled… Read More

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