The labour movement is a powerful force for women’s equality and positive change, at the workplace and in society.

We help make the workplace safer, challenge harassment and discrimination. We have helped open doors to women working in trades and technology and we build women’s leadership and political participation.   Many challenges remain, especially for women who face additional barriers because of race, disability, Aboriginal status, age, sexuality and gender identity and expression.  

Domestic violence at work

We partnered with researchers at the University of Western Ontario and conducted the first ever Canadian survey on domestic violence in the workplace. We did this because there is almost no data on this issue in Canada.This video talks about the experience and highlights the findings.

Issues and Research

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

On International Women’s Day, Canada’s unions are asking our government to act on their stated feminist principles.

Posted: 7 March 2017

On International Women’s Day, we’re asking our government to act on their stated feminist principles and do three things in 2017.

Posted: 1 March 2017
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By Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker

Posted: 17 January 2017

The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Byers on her appointment to the...

Posted: 11 January 2017

To mark December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to follow Manitoba’s...

Posted: 2 December 2016