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 10 is World Mental Health day, and this year unions are highlighting the work we do to promote mental health in the workplace.

Posted: 9 October 2017
News

Canada’s unions will be watching the House of Commons today as MPs discuss an NDP motion calling for a universal pharmacare plan for...

Posted: 5 October 2017
News

Canada’s unions say today’s report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer is more evidence...

Posted: 28 September 2017
News

Day of Mourning events are being held across Canada. Find the local Day of Mourning event closest to you:

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Posted: 26 April 2017
Events

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
News

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
News