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The Paris COP21 Climate Change Summit has culminated in an agreement that commits governments to the long-term goal of limiting...

Posted: 12 December 2015
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Canadian labour leaders met with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade; her Parliamentary Secretary, David Lametti; and MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development...

Posted: 9 December 2015
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Statistics Canada’s most recent Labour Force Survey results are cause for concern, as they demonstrate a continuing, precarious economic situation.

Posted: 4 December 2015
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This is a regular joint meeting of the CLC Training & Technology Committee and CLC Apprenticeship Working Group.

If you would like to appoint a representative to either of these...

Posted: 2 December 2015
Events

This is a regular joint meeting of the CLC Training & Technology Committee and CLC Apprenticeship Working Group.

If you would like to appoint a representative to either of these...

Posted: 2 December 2015
Events

The statement below was adopted by the Canadian Council of the CLC at its meeting on November 9.

Posted: 24 November 2015
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October’s Labour Force Survey shows that over the past twelve months job growth still isn’t keeping up with labour force growth.

Posted: 6 November 2015
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OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party on their election victory, and urging them to act quickly on key priorities...

Posted: 19 October 2015
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Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Canadians will pay more for pharmaceuticals and see the privacy of their health information compromised. 

Posted: 15 October 2015
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Statistics Canada’s job numbers for September point to the urgent need for a new government that will prioritize support for industry.

Posted: 9 October 2015
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The Harper government is pushing ahead with an investment deal that will have long-term implications for jobs in Canada’s auto and dairy industries, and drive up prescription drug costs for...

Posted: 5 October 2015
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Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast will join last-minute negotiations in Atlanta this week, with the goal of pushing through a deeply flawed “trade” deal...

Posted: 29 September 2015
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It’s hard to balance family and other responsibilities when your work schedule can change with little or no notice.   

But this past July was a good month for making shift work better for...

Posted: 23 September 2015
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This Labour Day, workers across Canada are celebrating how, with the help of their unions, they’ve been able to improve their day-to-day lives — and those of their neighbours.

Posted: 7 September 2015
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Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today show underwhelming employment growth and a stagnant labour market, signaling once again the need for a new government with a new direction.

Posted: 4 September 2015
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Canadian workers need a new government with the courage to tackle the recession head on and take the economy in a new direction, says the head of Canada’s labour central.

Posted: 1 September 2015
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A Common Platform of the Green Economy Ne
Posted: 10 August 2015
Research

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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The benefits of paying people decent wages are abundantly clear. A generation ago one full-time minimum wage job was enough to keep someone above the low income line in a large urban area. This...

Posted: 5 August 2015
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Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today are consistent with recent speculation around whether Canada’s economy has fallen into a recession.

Job creation has slowed; 66,000 jobs were...

Posted: 10 July 2015
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Late last year, the government announced they were going to make some changes to the Caregiver Program that is part of the...

Posted: 6 July 2015
Research

International Domestic Workers Day, June 16,...

Posted: 16 June 2015
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On June 2nd, the OECD released its twice-yearly...

Posted: 9 June 2015
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May’s job numbers show little promise that Canada’s epidemic of inadequate job growth and predominantly precarious employment will change without a change in direction.

Posted: 5 June 2015
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If you’ve used the Uber app for a cheap ride, bought or sold products on Kijiji, rented room...

Posted: 12 May 2015
Research

April’s employment numbers tell a very different story about Canada’s economy than the one delivered by Joe Oliver to Canadians when he presented the 2015 Federal Budget earlier that month.

Posted: 8 May 2015
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The Transition 

In order to begin making the transition over the next 10 years, we maintain the federal government needs to develop a renewable energy development strategy.

Posted: 24 April 2015
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Real initiatives – Green Homes and Green Buildings

Canada is cold in the winter and only 10 per cent of our buildings are energy efficient.

Posted: 24 April 2015
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Overview and context

Budget 2015 sticks closely to the federal government’s seven-year script of spending cuts, restrained investment and tax measures largely benefiting wealthy Canadians.

Posted: 24 April 2015
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About the Green Economy Network

Imagine environmental groups, labour organi­zations and social justice and youth movements working together to find real solutions to tackle climate change. Wouldn’t...

Posted: 23 April 2015
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All we want for earth day is a government that prioritizes the creation of quality green jobs in the clean energy sector. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is working with environmental...

Posted: 22 April 2015
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The benefits of paying people decent wages are abundantly clear. Just as the Union Advantage puts extra money into workers pockets to spend locally, higher minimum wages increase the demand for...

Posted: 21 April 2015
Research

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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Today’s job numbers show that Canada’s labour market continues to be stagnant, and that the trend of creating only part-time precarious work persists.

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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$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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Over $65 million more every week!

Posted: 31 March 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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$24.7 million more every week!

Posted: 28 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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$22.4 million more every week!

Posted: 27 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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Almost $29.5 million more every week!

Posted: 26 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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$6.6 million more every week!

Posted: 25 March 2015
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Almost $370 million more every week!

Posted: 25 March 2015
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$230.5 million more every week!

Posted: 24 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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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
Research

Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today signal an important opportunity for the government to invest in expanded public infrastructure and manufacturing, a strategy that would create much...

Posted: 12 March 2015
Research

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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Today’s Labour Force Survey shows once again that the government’s claims of a full economic recovery just don’t add up, says the Canadian Labour Congress.

Posted: 6 February 2015
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Posted: 1 February 2015
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CLC President Hassan Yussuff says that after yet another year of job-market under performance, disappointing economic growth, and “wait-and-see” assurances from political leaders, 2015 brings a...

Posted: 9 January 2015
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