human rights

Human Rights

Canadian labour’s strong belief that all workers have the collective right to bargain wages and working conditions is matched by our support for human rights and equality rights at home and around the world. The Canadian Labour Congress and its affiliated unions are active in the workplace, in our organizations and with partner groups in this country and globally to demand human rights and equality rights for all.

Issues and Research

Canada’s unions are celebrating the federal government’s recent announcement that it plans to amend the Canada Labour Code to include five days of paid domestic violence leave for workers...

Posted: 9 March 2018

This International Women’s Day, Canada’s unions are launching a campaign with a powerful message for the federal government: women in Canada are #donewaiting...

Posted: 7 March 2018

To mark Black History Month, Canada’s unions are renewing their call on the federal government to commit to an anti-Black racism strategy.

Posted: 1 February 2018

It’s with a heavy heart that I think back to the tragic attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec last January 29.

Posted: 29 January 2018

Canada’s unions are highlighting International Migrant Day by renewing their call for communities to join the sanctuary movement.

Posted: 15 December 2017

Canada’s unions are marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with calls for concrete action to promote economic security, employment and inclusion for persons with disabilities...

Posted: 1 December 2017