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 2018 federal budget - released Tuesday - centred around "Equality + Growth" and contained a moderate commitment to both. The budget plan delivers noteworthy progress in several priority areas...

Posted: 2 March 2018

Canada’s unions say they are pleased to see this year’s federal budget commit to moving forward on universal pharmacare and pay equity.

Posted: 27 February 2018

Canada’s economy is growing and that means this year’s federal budget can invest in ways that will have a positive impact on workers’ day-to-day lives. Here are some of the things we’ll be looking...

Posted: 21 February 2018
Download the statement The 55 unions represented on the Canadian Council of the Canadian...
Posted: 7 February 2018

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

Posted: 17 January 2018

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