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Canada’s unions applauded today’s announcement that the federal government will reverse its position by fully supporting the listing chrysotile asbestos among hazardous substances regulated under...

Posted: 21 April 2017
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On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, unions are on Parliament Hill with a unique experience that will let Members of Parliament and their staff see...

Posted: 21 March 2017
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Canada’s unions are glad to hear that Canada is ready to walk away from NAFTA, saying that renegotiating the deal offers the opportunity take a new approach to trade that puts the interests of...

Posted: 26 January 2017
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To mark Human Rights Day, Canada’s unions released a new video to raise awareness of the human rights issues faced by...

Posted: 9 December 2016
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World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to reach that goal, UNAIDS developed a series of targets...

Posted: 30 November 2016
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The failure of the signature of CETA and the consequent postponement of the EU-Canada Summit show that our concerns were right and are shared by local and national politicians. The deal cannot be...

Posted: 27 October 2016
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The Canadian Labour Congress says that the European Union and Canada failed to reach a deal on CETA because negotiators failed to take the concerns of unions and civil society seriously.

Posted: 21 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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As this year's Eid celebrations wind to a close, the CLC would like to take a moment to express its solidarity and sympathy to the many across the globe for whom this year's holidays were...

Posted: 8 July 2016
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On Thursday, Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff and Senior Economist Angella MacEwen spoke to the House of Commons Committee on International Trade to outline serious concerns with...

Posted: 15 June 2016
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Before it was signed in 2008, unions in both countries raised serious concerns about the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA). At the time, the Canadian government argued the agreement...

Posted: 16 May 2016
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The Canadian Labour Congress and the European Trade Union Confederation are uniting to call for five changes to the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Posted: 4 May 2016
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Once again, the world is reeling with news of senseless violence targeting innocent civilians.

Posted: 28 March 2016
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March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day to reflect on racism in our communities and redouble our efforts to eliminate all forms of racial...

Posted: 18 March 2016
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This week the federal government plans to sign on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after which Canada will be locked into a two-year countdown to ratify the deal, despite the controversy...

Posted: 2 February 2016
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The Canadian Labour Congress will join a delegation of Canadian unions in Bangladesh on February 1st to promote corporate accountability and support ongoing efforts to improve workplace health and...

Posted: 29 January 2016
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Canadian labour leaders met with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade; her Parliamentary Secretary, David Lametti; and MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development...

Posted: 9 December 2015
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In 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress took on an unprecedented task: to take the resources and best practices developed to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace in Canada and bring them to Nigeria.

Posted: 30 November 2015
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This weekend, countless Canadians and Americans will be tempted by the frenzy of #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday sales in stores and online.

Posted: 27 November 2015
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The statement below was adopted by the Canadian Council of the CLC at its meeting on November 9.

Posted: 24 November 2015
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Tonight the world is shocked and saddened by the senseless and horrific violence that took place in Paris earlier this evening. 

My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to everyone in...

Posted: 13 November 2015
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With the recent federal election dominating the airwaves, many Canadians missed hearing about one of the UN’s most important summits of the year.

Posted: 4 November 2015
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Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Canadians will pay more for pharmaceuticals and see the privacy of their health information compromised. 

Posted: 15 October 2015
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The Harper government is pushing ahead with an investment deal that will have long-term implications for jobs in Canada’s auto and dairy industries, and drive up prescription drug costs for...

Posted: 5 October 2015
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Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast will join last-minute negotiations in Atlanta this week, with the goal of pushing through a deeply flawed “trade” deal...

Posted: 29 September 2015
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Sadly, it took the picture of a dead three-year-old boy lying on the beaches of Turkey to bring home the tragic reality of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Posted: 5 September 2015
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Canadian extractive sector companies account for almost half of the world’s mining and mineral exploration activity.  They have interests in more than 8,000 places in over 100 countries globally...

Posted: 15 July 2015
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Given our shared struggle for human rights and corporate accountability, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) supports the position of the El Salvadoran government in respect to the investor-state...

Posted: 26 June 2015
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Three out of four Canadians have no idea that the federal government is negotiating a huge international trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that could have serious...

Posted: 17 June 2015
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International trade unions have welcomed key pledges made by the leaders of major global economies at the...

Posted: 10 June 2015
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In partnership with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Canadian Labour Congress is calling on the Canadian government to publicly release documentation related to negotiations...

Posted: 2 June 2015
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The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is a broad “next generation” international trade and investment agreement that is being negotiated behind closed doors. TPP is not primarily about...

Posted: 21 May 2015
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The President of the Canadian Labour Congress vowed to keep up his and the labour movement’s opposition to the government’s flawed and dangerous anti-terror legislation, bill C-51, as it moves to...

Posted: 7 May 2015
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What do you do when "child labour" has been turned into a dirty word? Call it "paid child fun time!" This tongue-in-cheek video by the US central labour body, the AFL-CIO, presents a mock employer...

Posted: 24 April 2015
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Canada’s central labour body is calling on the government to stop trying to shut down legitimate and nonviolent criticism of human rights abuses by Israel.
We are very disturbed to see our...

Posted: 13 April 2015
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The Canadian Labour Congress says that Bill C-51, proposed anti terrorism legislation, threatens to undermine the very freedoms the government claims it wants to protect.

Posted: 13 March 2015
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More than 13 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, we continue to see governments interpret “national security” in a way that erodes basic human rights and civil...

Posted: 10 December 2014
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Executive Summary

Labour mobility refers to the free movement of workers between provinces, regions, or countries. When labour mobility between two jurisdictions is high, a worker in one can easily...

Posted: 8 December 2014
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On this World AIDS Day 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) joins unions from around the world, in their call for governments to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Posted: 28 November 2014
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OTTAWA ― Over fifty human rights, religious, international development, trade union, women’s, teacher, student, community and investor organizations have released an Open Letter calling on the...
Posted: 16 September 2014
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Recently, the CLC wrote to Foreign Minister John Baird, asking him to press the government of Bangladesh to comply with its commitments to respect labour rights and to ensure the safety of garment...

Posted: 22 July 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has called on the Israeli government and Hamas in Palestine to join an Egypt-brokered deal for an immediate cease fire over the conflict in the Middle East.

Posted: 17 July 2014
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the African Regional organization of the International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC-Africa) take decisive steps by...

Posted: 10 July 2014
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The CLC is disappointed by a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that says it is constitutional for the government to use security certificates in detaining and trying people in Canada who are not...

Posted: 16 May 2014
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With over 280 coal miners dead and up to 150 more still missing and presumed dead in the latest mine disaster in Turkey, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is calling on the Turkish government to...

Posted: 15 May 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) condemns the recent kidnapping by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram of more than 300 schoolgirls aged 9 to 15 years of age, from Chibok village, Borno State...

Posted: 8 May 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress has written a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. The letter urges him to take action on getting...
Posted: 24 April 2014
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OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says the trade deal with South Korea signed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on March 11 was negotiated behind closed doors and that it could...
Posted: 11 March 2014
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Background

Canada and the European Union (EU) are close to concluding a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Posted: 3 January 2014
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that workers everywhere are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and leader of the African National...
Posted: 5 December 2013
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OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress deplores the preventable deaths and injuries that have occurred as a result of a tragic factory collapse near Dhaka, Bangladesh, says CLC President Ken...

Posted: 26 April 2013
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