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

Posted: 20 March 2017
Events

Let’s face it: low-wage, insecure, part-time work is no way to live life now, or build a future. But today, too many Canadians – especially younger Canadians – are having to do just that. 

Posted: 6 October 2016
News

As the world celebrates International Youth Day on August 12, the Canadian Labour Congress is asking the federal government and employers to invest more in job training and employment...

Posted: 11 August 2016
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The Canadian Labour Congress welcomes today’s interim report of Ontario’s Changing Workplace Review. The report...

Posted: 28 July 2016
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What does a better plan for all mean, in real terms?

Posted: 21 July 2016
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Taking Charge of Change (TCC) is an intensive eight-week activist training program for young workers and youth activists (age 30 and under) who want to lead, build and organize...

Posted: 5 January 2016
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This summit will bring together young workers, yout

Posted: 15 December 2015
Events

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
Events

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
Events
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
News
Young people can make a significant difference in the Oct.
Posted: 23 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
News

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
Events

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
Events

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
Events

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
Events

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
Events

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
Events

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
Events

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
Events
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
Events
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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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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Posted: 10 April 2015
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Posted: 9 April 2015
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Posted: 8 April 2015
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Posted: 7 April 2015
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Posted: 5 April 2015
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Posted: 2 April 2015
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Posted: 1 April 2015
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Posted: 31 March 2015
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Posted: 29 March 2015
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Posted: 27 March 2015
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Despite the positive signs in the most recent labour force survey from Statistics Canada, the picture for the next generation remains bleak.

Posted: 7 November 2014
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The Canadian Labour Congress says Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with double digit youth unemployment.

Posted: 5 November 2014
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OTTAWA ― Far too many young Canadian workers are either unemployed or underemployed and governments must come up with a strategy to solve the problem – a problem that has been with us persistently...
Posted: 6 June 2014
News
A Profile of Canada's Labour Market
Posted: 6 March 2014
Research
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that too many Canadian workers are stuck in part time jobs and others have given up looking for work altogether. 

Ken Georgetti was...

Posted: 8 November 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government’s labour market policy is failing young Canadian workers.

“Unemployment remains unacceptably high for younger...

Posted: 10 May 2013
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