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 have a long history of celebrating diversity and challenging discrimination, harassment and bullying.

Posted: 11 April 2018
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On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Canada’s unions are urging the federal government to take comprehensive steps to address race-based discrimination...
Posted: 21 March 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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