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

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

Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s apology for the so-called National Security purge that saw the decades-long government-sanctioned and systematic persecution of LGBTQ2SI workers.

Posted: 28 November 2017

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

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) says the Quebec government’s new legislation on religious neutrality is clearly discriminatory and puts workers in an untenable situation.

Posted: 24 October 2017