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

October 7th is the World Day for Decent Work and this year’s global theme is “Change the Rules.”  Around the world and here in Canada, unions mark the Day for Decent Work by organising,...

Posted: 4 October 2018
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Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to make it easier for workers to report harassment and violence by implementing anti-reprisal measures, including whistleblower protection.

Posted: 17 May 2018
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Canada’s unions are marking the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster by urging Canadian companies to commit to protecting and promoting the human rights of textile workers.

Posted: 23 April 2018
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This National Day of Mourning, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to do more to address workplace violence and harassment.

Posted: 23 April 2018
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Posted: 16 April 2018
Events

November 25 is the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, and the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Posted: 23 November 2017
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