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From job protection to public healthcare, workers have a critical stake in social and economic policy.

We’ve learned that while fighting for improvements in the workplace is vital, lasting change is won by changing the social and economic policies of governments.

We research and debate issues that are important to working people, and decide on policies that we believe will benefit our members. Then we advocate for those changes with governments, employers and the public.

Issues and Research

Canada’s unions are applauding an important commitment made today by federal, provincial and territorial health ministers to work together on developing a universal prescription drug plan for all...

Posted: 20 October 2017
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October 7, 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work, a day when unions around the world unite in action...

Posted: 5 October 2017
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Canada’s unions are marking this year’s Labour Day with the launch of a campaign calling for universal prescription drug coverage for all Canadians.

Posted: 31 August 2017
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As Canada moved into the 1970s, workers faced difficult economic times. Work was changing with the early stages of globalization and automation. Workers were losing their jobs as employers adopted...

Posted: 31 July 2017
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Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s signing of a multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework by Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and his...

Posted: 12 June 2017
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Canada’s unions are welcoming the Ontario government’s commitment to a universal approach to child care and say the federal government must do the same.

Posted: 7 June 2017
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