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Canada’s unions are marking the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster by urging Canadian companies to commit to protecting and promoting the human rights of textile workers.

Posted: 23 April 2018
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Day of Mourning events are being held across Canada. Find the local Day of Mourning event closest to you:

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Posted: 26 April 2017
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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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September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Canada.

Posted: 26 September 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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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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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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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
Research

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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