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The country’s largest labour organization says it’s time for everyone who works in any of Canada’s provinces, territories, cities and towns – whether they work in a home, a factory, or a field –...

Posted: 17 December 2015
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This summit will bring together young workers, youth activis

Posted: 15 December 2015
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Posted: 15 December 2015
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Today, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its final report documenting the dark history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system, in which more than 150,000 First...

Posted: 15 December 2015
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The Syrian refugee crisis has left more than four million people desperately seeking safety. It is a humanitarian crisis of monumental proportions, one which Canada has a responsibility to act on...

Posted: 9 December 2015
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Ten years ago, our federal government was forced to call a public inquiry into the role played by Canadian officials in the overseas detention and torture of a Canadian citizen – Maher Arar.

Posted: 9 December 2015
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It has been more than 25 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: 4 December 2015
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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the ...

Posted: 2 December 2015
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This will be a regular 2-day in-person meeting for the Canadian Labour Congress Young Workers Advisory Committee (YWAC).

This committee is comprised of union members age 30 and under who are...

Posted: 2 December 2015
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This will be a regular 2-day in-person meeting for the Canadian Labour Congress Young Workers Advisory Committee (YWAC).

This committee is comprised of union members age 30 and under who are...

Posted: 2 December 2015
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December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to  promote awareness and mobilize support for disability rights issues. On this day, the Canadian Labour Congress...

Posted: 1 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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Transgender Day of Remembrance is held annually to honour people killed in the past year due to anti-trans hatred or prejudice. Each year, the number of trans murders and assaults seems to grow....

Posted: 19 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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One in three workers have experienced domestic violence, and for many the violence follows them to work.

Posted: 22 October 2015
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This Sunday, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) joins thousands of Canadians as we mark October 4 as a day to honour and remember the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 

Posted: 2 October 2015
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Workers coming into Canada with temporary immigration status are forced into low quality jobs, without income security or full social benefits. Many have been placed in vulnerable, unsustainable and...
Posted: 25 September 2015
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ON OCTOBER 19, YOUR VOTE MATTERS. Vote for a government that stands up for all Canadians!
Posted: 25 September 2015
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Every time we have an election, we hear lots of talk about low young voter turnout and the misguided perception that youth are apathetic.
Posted: 23 September 2015
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Young people can make a significant difference in the Oct.
Posted: 23 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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Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today show youth unemployment and self-employment are on the rise while overall job growth continues to stagnate.

Posted: 7 August 2015
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Do you want to meet other PSAC Ontario young activists and collaborate to shape our union and the broader labour movement? Are you interested in future participation or leadership roles within...

Posted: 14 July 2015
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Working with other youth-based organizations, Unifor is hosting a Young Workers – We Will Vote Conference and Seminar. We will train our young workers (under 35 years of age), giving them the...

Posted: 14 July 2015
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The CLC Young Workers Department will be hosting an evening of pecha kucha talks by Ottawa's progressive youth to celebrate International Youth Day! Join us for an evening of short talks from...

Posted: 14 July 2015
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CUPE BC will be holding a Young Workers Conference featuring six workshops: Know Your Union, Young Leaders, Political Action, Taking on Privatization, Health & Safety: An Introduction, and...

Posted: 14 July 2015
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This 3-day strategic planning retreat is an annual gathering for young members 35 and under from all areas of work.

Posted: 14 July 2015
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This week-long camp focuses on issues relevant to young people. It addresses challenges which include social justice and equality issues. The Solidarity Kids' Camp of Manitoba combines learning...

Posted: 14 July 2015
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Last year, the SEIU-West Young Workers’ Committee (YWC) held their first-ever conference and it was a huge success. It was so successful, the YWC is now providing this Conference annually!

Posted: 14 July 2015
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This 6 day camp focuses on the issues relevant to young people. The SFL Summer Camp addresses challenges facing youth including social justice and equality issues. It combines learning with...

Posted: 14 July 2015
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Each year, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) organizes a labour summer camp at the Moncton campus of l’Université de Moncton. At these camps, participants learn about the labour movement...
Posted: 14 July 2015
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Young Worker? Got Questions? We Have Answers.

We get lots of questions from young workers across the country about their rights at work, working conditions and what unions are and what they do. 

Posted: 25 June 2015
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On June 21st the Canadian Labour Congress is standing in solidarity with Aboriginal and Indigenous workers and their families by calling on the government to commit now to...

Posted: 19 June 2015
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International Domestic Workers Day, June 16,...

Posted: 16 June 2015
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During Pride season, the Canadian Labour Congress unites with lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited, trans and queer Canadians to celebrate the diversity of our communities and to help build a more...

Posted: 10 June 2015
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Each year, dozens of Canadian Aboriginal women are murdered or disappear never to be seen again. Some end up in a river that runs through the heart of Winnipeg.

Posted: 4 June 2015
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Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee has released its report on the residential school system that...

Posted: 2 June 2015
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The CLC is saddened by the death of Alan Borovoy. Alan was a Toronto lawyer and civil rights activist who passed away on May 11, 2015.

Posted: 13 May 2015
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This year is the 25th anniversary of the United Nations World Health Organization’s decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders and illnesses. This day is a celebration...

Posted: 11 May 2015
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This month workers from East Asia, South Asia, Western and Southeast Asia will celebrate Asian Heritage Month, recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made, and adversity overcome, by...

Posted: 1 May 2015
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How can I get involved with my union?

The simplest way is to attend your union’s monthly meetings. But if that isn’t for you, you can join one of your union’s committees or your provincial...

Posted: 25 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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We all love eating out at restaurants. But chances are none of us would want to be served by a sick waiter or cook sneezing all over our food.

Posted: 24 April 2015
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Young families are squeezed on all sides. Today’s young mothers and fathers need to work harder and longer than did their parents, while erosion of Canada’s social safety net has left them...

Posted: 22 April 2015
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The Canadian Labour Congress has a long history of its involvement in policy analysis, advocacy and lobbying work internationally and within Canada on Aboriginal issues.

Posted: 20 April 2015
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The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Human Rights Conference will be held from Friday June 12th at 6:00 pm, to Saturday June 13th at 3:30 pm, at the NSGEU Conference Centre, Dartmouth.

Posted: 15 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 UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. The fair wages and work hours that unions negotiated delivered nearly $574 million more every week into local economies across the country...

Posted: 10 April 2015
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$6.7 million more every week!

Posted: 10 April 2015
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$8 million more every week!

Posted: 9 April 2015
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$2.3 million more every week!

Posted: 8 April 2015
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$904,917 more every week!

Posted: 7 April 2015
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$1.6 million more every week!

Posted: 5 April 2015
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The whole point of Canada’s system of Employment Insurance (EI) is to support workers through periods of temporary lay-off or inability to work, including sickness, maternity,...

Posted: 4 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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More women in Canada are working than ever before: 70% of working women have children under five.

Posted: 4 April 2015
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$1.4 million more every week!

Posted: 2 April 2015
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$11.1 million more every week!

Posted: 1 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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$335.49 more every week!

Posted: 31 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. The fair wages and work hours that unions negotiated delivered over $55.3 million more every week into the provincial economy...

Posted: 30 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $69.4 million more every week!

Posted: 29 March 2015
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$19.3 million more every week!

Posted: 29 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $30.2 million more every week!

Posted: 28 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $17.6 million more a week!

Posted: 27 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $13.9 million more every week!

Posted: 27 March 2015
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$2 million more every week!

Posted: 27 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $19.4 million more every week!

Posted: 26 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $231.2 million more every week!

Posted: 24 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $5.6 million more every week!

Posted: 23 March 2015
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They come to Canada to fill jobs that employers cannot find Canadians to fill, they work, pay taxes, contribute to CPP and they put back into the local economy.  These are Canada’s Temporary Foreign...
Posted: 23 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $137.6 million more every week!

Posted: 22 March 2015
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he labour movement first started talking to Canadians about publicly funded, universal health care before most of them could imagine such a thing was possible. Today, it is a part of our country’s...

Posted: 22 March 2015
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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $25.5 million more every week!

Posted: 20 March 2015
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Fair pay means that the work women and men do is equally respected and valued. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many workers in Canada, where there is still a big gap...

Posted: 15 March 2015
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For too many women in Canada, retirement means only financial struggle. Senior women are twice as likely to live in poverty as men. 30% of elderly women on their ...

Posted: 3 March 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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On February 14th, communities across Canada will hold Women’s Memorial Marches to remember Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Posted: 8 February 2015
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Posted: 1 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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