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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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