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Canada’s unions are highlighting International Migrant Day by renewing their call for communities to join the sanctuary movement.

Posted: 15 December 2017
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Canada’s unions are marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with calls for concrete action to promote economic security, employment and inclusion for persons with disabilities...

Posted: 1 December 2017
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Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s apology for the so-called National Security purge that saw the decades-long government-sanctioned and systematic persecution of LGBTQ2SI workers.

Posted: 28 November 2017
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November 25 is the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, and the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Posted: 23 November 2017
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The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) says the Quebec government’s new legislation on religious neutrality is clearly discriminatory and puts workers in an untenable situation.

Posted: 24 October 2017
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It is estimated that over half a million Rohingya women, men, and children are currently living in dire conditions in Bangladesh – without clean water, sanitation, or even basic shelter.

Posted: 13 October 2017
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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 between what women...

Posted: 10 October 2017
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October 7, 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work, a day when unions around the world unite in action...

Posted: 5 October 2017
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Sisters in Spirit Vigils on October 4th are an annual way to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and in Canada. The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls is a...

Posted: 2 October 2017
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Just over a week has passed since the world watched with horror and disgust as the reality of fascist terrorism ended the life of civil rights activist Heather Heyer and forever scarred the city...

Posted: 21 August 2017
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Posted: 13 July 2017
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On National Aboriginal Day, and as we prepare for the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada’s unions are recognizing the history of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people...

Posted: 21 June 2017
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Canada’s unions say governments at all levels have work to do to end child labour and keep young workers safe.

Posted: 12 June 2017
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Posted: 9 June 2017
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Canada’s unions are welcoming the Ontario government’s commitment to a universal approach to child care and say the federal government must do the same.

Posted: 7 June 2017
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The Canadian Labour Congress is urging Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to bargain in good faith with the province’s public sector workers instead of compromising...

Posted: 6 June 2017
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Posted: 1 June 2017
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EventDateNanaimo PrideJune 10, 2017Campbell River Gay PrideJune 24, 2017Surrey Pride
Posted: 1 June 2017
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EventdateHalifax Pride ParadeJuly 22, 2017
Posted: 1 June 2017
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EventDatePride WinnipegMay 26-June 4, 2017
Posted: 1 June 2017
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Over the next few months, Canada’s unions will join others in communities across Canada to celebrate Pride and support LGBTQ2SI equality and justice.

Posted: 1 June 2017
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The Canadian Labour Congress joins workers’ advocates celebrating today’s announcement that the Ontario government will raise the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, and reform the...

Posted: 30 May 2017
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With today’s long-anticipated release of the Changing Workplaces Review report, the Canadian Labour Congress is calling on the Ontario government to go further than the report’s recommendations in...

Posted: 23 May 2017
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May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), a day which marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to remove homosexuality...

Posted: 17 May 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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May 7th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 am)

Posted: 20 March 2017
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On International Women’s Day, Canada’s unions are asking our government to act on their stated feminist principles.

Posted: 7 March 2017
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On International Women’s Day, we’re asking our government to act on their stated feminist principles and do three things in 2017.

Posted: 1 March 2017
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On February 13, 2017 in honour of Black History Month, the Canadian Labour Congress is launching “Working While Black”, an educational and interactive webinar series...

Posted: 27 February 2017
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Every year on February 14, marches are held across Canada to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The first happened...

Posted: 21 February 2017
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Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff is urging all parties in the House of Commons to unite behind M-103, the Private Member’s Motion condemning Islamophobia.

Posted: 21 February 2017
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The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker for receiving the...

Posted: 15 February 2017
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff made the following joint statement about recent acts of violence against Muslim communities in both...

Posted: 9 February 2017
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by CLC Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker

Posted: 31 January 2017
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Canada’s unions are urging the Canadian government to denounce the US Executive Order barring Syrian refugees and discriminating against other travellers of Muslim faith or background. They also...

Posted: 31 January 2017
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Canadian labour leaders are outraged, shocked and saddened by the shooting at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night that has left six dead and eight injured, some critically.

Posted: 30 January 2017
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Unions are joining trans Canadians and their allies celebrating the settlement of a landmark human rights complaint today.

Posted: 25 January 2017
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Posted: 24 January 2017
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On February 13, 2017 in honour of Black History Month, the Canadian Labour Congress is launching “Working While Black”, an educational and interactive webinar series for workers of colour and...

Posted: 23 January 2017
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Posted: 17 January 2017
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The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Byers on her appointment to the...

Posted: 11 January 2017
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