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

On Thursday, April 28th, the flag on Parliament Hill will fly at half-mast and people across the country will light candles, don ribbons and remember colleagues, friends and family who have been...

Posted: 28 April 2016
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1870s: Quebec becomes the first province to mine asbestos. 

Posted: 21 April 2016
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In February 2016 a Canadian trade union delegation visited Bangladesh.

Posted: 21 April 2016
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OTTAWA – Canadian unions are renewing their call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos, announcing today they will highlight...

Posted: 20 April 2016
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Canadian unions have long called on the federal government to implement a comprehensive ban on all use and imports of asbestos, and for a registry of both contaminated buildings and people with...

Posted: 3 February 2016
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The Canadian Labour Congress will join a delegation of Canadian unions in Bangladesh on February 1st to promote corporate accountability and support ongoing efforts to improve workplace health and...

Posted: 29 January 2016
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