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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

This Earth Day, Canada’s unions say workers and communities need a strategy for transitioning to a zero-carbon world.

Posted: 22 April 2018
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Canada’s unions are celebrating today’s announcement by the Standing Committee on Health that recommends a single-payer, universal prescription drug plan for Canada.

Posted: 18 April 2018
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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
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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
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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
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Download the statement The 55 unions represented on the Canadian Council of the Canadian...
Posted: 7 February 2018
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