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To mark Human Rights Day, Canada’s unions released a new video to raise awareness of the human rights issues faced by...

Posted: 9 December 2016
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With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, the Canadian Labour Congress is joining with business, faith, community and environmental groups to articulate a vision for a “Clean Growth Century”...

Posted: 2 December 2016
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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
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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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On September 19 the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) tabled...

Posted: 23 September 2016
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In solidarity with protests across Europe, the Canadian Labour Congress and the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) are reiterating their firm opposition to the current text of the Canada-...

Posted: 15 September 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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Today’s Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling in Wilson v. AECL will deliver accountability and fairness to roughly 500,000 non-unionized federal employees, said the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC...

Posted: 14 July 2016
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Whereas Canadians are already experiencing the effects of climate change; and

Whereas job creation has not kept up with labour force growth and Canada is losing significant energy sector and...

Posted: 7 July 2016
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Canada Post Corporation is set to lock out 50,000 postal workers and jeopardize mail service across Canada as early as this Friday.

Posted: 5 July 2016
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The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement by the Alberta government that it will be phasing in a $15 minimum wage by 2018.

Posted: 30 June 2016
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Minimum wages have been getting a lot of attention lately. And for good reason. Workers earning minimum wage often struggle to get enough hours, don’t have predictable schedules or advance notice...

Posted: 31 May 2016
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Statistics Canada job numbers released today show that job creation isn’t keeping up with labour...

Posted: 6 May 2016
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The world’s climate is changing, but something else is changing too: the will to act on this crisis has never been stronger.

Posted: 19 April 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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The Canadian Labour Congress says it is looking to the March 22 federal budget for urgent government action, after months of disappointing job growth.

Posted: 11 March 2016
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VANCOUVER – On the eve of the March 3 First Ministers' meeting in Vancouver, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is proposing a plan that will help Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by one...

Posted: 2 March 2016
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Canada’s largest labour organization says today’s job numbers from Statistics Canada highlight the...

Posted: 5 February 2016
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This week the federal government plans to sign on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after which Canada will be locked into a two-year countdown to ratify the deal, despite the controversy...

Posted: 2 February 2016
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Canadian unions are disappointed with news that the government plans to sign onto the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move that locks the country into a two-year countdown to ratify the trade...

Posted: 25 January 2016
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Talk about the “sharing” or “gig” economy is everywhere, especially when it comes to ride-sharing apps like Uber. For the most part public debate has centred on issues of public safety, customer...

Posted: 11 January 2016
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Today Statistics Canada released its December 2015 Labour Force Survey results, and while they appear to show improvement, the Canadian Labour Congress warned that our medium-term economic...

Posted: 8 January 2016
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