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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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Each year, the

Posted: 13 July 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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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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By Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker

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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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 appalled with the federal government’s decision to wait another two years to start addressing the gender wage gap.

Posted: 5 October 2016
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Today the Canadian Labour Congress joins Indigenous communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day.

Posted: 21 June 2016
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Early next week, the federal Liberal government will table their first budget. This is an historic opportunity for our government to respond to the jobs crisis, while also beginning to repair...

Posted: 14 March 2016
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Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Region Women’s Summer School will be held at the UNIFOR Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. This year the Summer School will be held from July 10 to 15...

Posted: 11 March 2016
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“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.”

— Rosemary Brown

Posted: 4 March 2016
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This Sunday, February 14, isn’t just Valentine’s Day. For the last 26 years, at marches from coast to coast to coast, it’s been a day to commemorate the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous...

Posted: 10 February 2016
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $137.6 million more every week!

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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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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Submission to the Minister of Labour and Minister of the Status of Women on the Five-Year Review of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act  
Posted: 17 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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The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister,

Posted: 27 August 2014
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April 16 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario – on this day a woman, on average, has worked enough to earn as much as a man made the previous year. The gender wage gap isn’t just a problem in Ontario – it’...

Posted: 15 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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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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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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