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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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The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement that the federal government is banning the manufacture, import, export and use of asbestos.

Posted: 14 December 2016
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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
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Canada’s unions are supporting a private member’s bill that would legislate a comprehensive ban on asbestos and all products containing asbestos in Canada.

Posted: 16 November 2016
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September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Canada.

Posted: 26 September 2016
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Canada’s largest labour organization is saddened and outraged by news of yet another black man dying after a violent confrontation with police, this time in Ottawa, and it calls on Canada’s mayors...

Posted: 28 July 2016
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On Thursday, April 28th, the flag on Parliament Hill will fly at half-mast and people across the country will light candles, don ribbons and remember colleagues, friends and family who have been...

Posted: 28 April 2016
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1870s: Quebec becomes the first province to mine asbestos. 

Posted: 21 April 2016
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In February 2016 a Canadian trade union delegation visited Bangladesh.

Posted: 21 April 2016
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OTTAWA – Canadian unions are renewing their call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos, announcing today they will highlight...

Posted: 20 April 2016
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Canadian unions have long called on the federal government to implement a comprehensive ban on all use and imports of asbestos, and for a registry of both contaminated buildings and people with...

Posted: 3 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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Canada’s health and safety laws have more clout today, following a landmark court ruling in...

Posted: 11 January 2016
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The CLC has a longstanding commitment to improving health and safety for all workers.

Posted: 17 November 2015
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The growth of part-time, temporary and contingent work has received considerable attention from media and policy-makers. The occupational health and safety (OHS) dimensions of precarious work have...

Posted: 13 November 2015
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If you’ve used the Uber app for a cheap ride, bought or sold products on Kijiji, rented room...

Posted: 12 May 2015
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For Workers Injured or Killed on the Job

Safer and Healthier Workplaces — Just One Election Away

Posted: 28 April 2015
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From prevent-it.ca, a hilarious young worker safety site with other interactive stuff.  This video shows a young worker how to refuse unsafe work with a sense of humour.

Posted: 24 April 2015
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Violence against women remains a powerful barrier to women’s equality. Women experience violence in many different ways – it can be physical or sexual abuse, emotional or verbal...

Posted: 4 April 2015
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April 11 is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities.
 

Posted: 1 April 2015
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Canadian employers lose $77.9 million annually due to the direct and indirect impacts of domestic violence, and the costs, to individuals, families and society, go far beyond that. However...

Posted: 17 February 2015
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The International Trade Union Confederation is calling on unions around the world to demonstrate their support for the right to strike on February 18.

Posted: 12 February 2015
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The Canadian Labour Congress is today reiterating its call for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Posted: 12 January 2015
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It has been twenty five years since 14 women were murdered at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. And yet, women and girls in Canada still face violence in their homes, schools, workplaces, and...

Posted: 6 December 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress is applauding a Supreme Court of Canada decision reaffirming that employment benefits for women who give birth are separate and distinct from parental leave benefits...

Posted: 14 November 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress and Federally-Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications sponsored a joint symposium in Toronto today on psychological health and safety in the workplace...

Posted: 13 November 2014
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Work is central to people's well-being. In addition to providing income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and...

Posted: 7 October 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)  will mark October 4, 2014 as a day to honour and remember the lives of the many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and to once again urge the...

Posted: 3 October 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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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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OTTAWA ― Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, has issued the following statement regarding the shootings that occurred on Wednesday, April 30 at the Western Forest Products...
Posted: 30 April 2014
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Unions are about more than decent jobs for workers. The labour movement also works to make workplaces safe for everyone. Yet, each year thousands of Canadians are killed or injured on the job or...

Posted: 24 April 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 Canadian Labour Congress, working in partnership with researchers at Western University, is launching a national survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces, the...
Posted: 5 December 2013
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OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that the lives of workers in the federal sector will be placed in danger as a result of cynical amendments that the Conservative government is making to the...
Posted: 23 October 2013
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It’s now more than 40 years since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women first called for a national child care program. But although most mothers of young children now work outside the home...

Posted: 12 September 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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Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress, accompanied a delegation of Canadian trade union leaders and activists at the annual United Nations Commission on the...

Posted: 12 March 2013
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Police are often not enforcing the corporate criminal negligence laws introduced into the Criminal Code in 2004 through Bill C-45.

Posted: 21 February 2013
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