labour history

Health & Safety

The labour movement has worked hard to win Canadian workers the right to refuse unsafe work, the right to be informed about hazards in the workplace and the right to participate in health and safety discussions. Today we continue to fight hard every day to keep forcing employers to fulfill their obligations to keep workers safe.

Issues and Research

Canada’s unions applauded today’s announcement that the federal government will reverse its position by fully supporting the listing chrysotile asbestos among hazardous substances regulated under...

Posted: 21 April 2017
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The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement that the federal government is banning the manufacture, import, export and use of asbestos.

Posted: 14 December 2016
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To mark December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to follow Manitoba’s...

Posted: 2 December 2016
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Canada’s unions are supporting a private member’s bill that would legislate a comprehensive ban on asbestos and all products containing asbestos in Canada.

Posted: 16 November 2016
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September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Canada.

Posted: 26 September 2016
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Canada’s largest labour organization is saddened and outraged by news of yet another black man dying after a violent confrontation with police, this time in Ottawa, and it calls on Canada’s mayors...

Posted: 28 July 2016
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