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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

I was deeply disappointed by today’s news that Unifor has decided to disaffiliate from the Canadian Labour Congress.  

Posted: 17 January 2018
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The CLC is congratulating thousands of part-time Ontario college workers and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) on an historic victory in the struggle to improve the lives of...

Posted: 10 January 2018
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Canada’s unions say they are encouraged that Canada’s finance ministers are working to strengthen the Canada Pension Plan and hope that means parents who take time off work to raise children and...

Posted: 11 December 2017
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As part of its national campaign for universal pharmacare, the Canadian Labour Congress has launched a powerful new video telling the...

Posted: 16 November 2017
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Canada’s unions are applauding the federal government for showing international leadership on climate change by announcing plans to tie Canada’s phase-out of coal-fired electricity with a just...

Posted: 16 November 2017
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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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