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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

The Canadian Labour Congress says today’s federal budget takes positive steps on a few key issues for working Canadians and their communities.

Posted: 22 March 2017
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CLC President Hassan Yussuff, CLC Senior Economist Angella MacEwen, and CLC Senior Researcher Emily Norgang will be available in the Railway Committee Room in Centre Block to comment once the...

Posted: 22 March 2017
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After the Trudeau government introduced its first budget last year, Canada’s unions were optimistic, but knew that much more would be needed to really build a fairer and more prosperous Canada.

Posted: 15 March 2017
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Voters across Canada are getting a controversial postcard in the mail about an online survey on electoral reform. The controversy? It has been widely criticized for being misleading, vague,...

Posted: 1 December 2016
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Canada’s unions are celebrating today’s adoption by the House of Commons of Bill C-26, a legislation that will expand the Canada Pension Plan for the first time in the plan’s history.

Posted: 30 November 2016
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Canada’s unions are organizing against Bill C-27 a new piece of federal legislation that enables Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit pension...

Posted: 16 November 2016
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