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Canada’s unions applaud today’s announcement by the federal government to strike a task force on “Just Transition” for coal workers.

Posted: 24 April 2018
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The CLC is congratulating thousands of part-time Ontario college workers and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) on an historic victory in the struggle to improve the lives of...

Posted: 10 January 2018
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Canada’s unions are applauding the federal government for showing international leadership on climate change by announcing plans to tie Canada’s phase-out of coal-fired electricity with a just...

Posted: 16 November 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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As Canada moved into the 1970s, workers faced difficult economic times. Work was changing with the early stages of globalization and automation. Workers were losing their jobs as employers adopted...

Posted: 31 July 2017
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The international trade union movement is speaking out with deep concern following US President Donald Trump’s announcement about US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Posted: 2 June 2017
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Earth Day is an international call to action to protect the environment. With 2017 being celebrated as the150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, it is an opportunity to ask ourselves: What...

Posted: 20 April 2017
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Compared to the significant announcements made in the 2016 budget and fall economic statement, Wednesday’s federal budget is much more modest, lacking the same ambition to address the pressing...

Posted: 24 March 2017
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Compared to the significant announcements made in the 2016 budget and fall economic statement, Wednesday’s federal budget is much more modest, lacking the same ambition to address the pressing...

Posted: 24 March 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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On June 2nd, the OECD released its twice-yearly...

Posted: 9 June 2015
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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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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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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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Ottawa – Donald Lafleur

Posted: 19 September 2014
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This week, Employment Minister Jason Kenney is coming to Toronto to host what's being billed as a “skills summit”― a grand meeting of some of the country's better minds to talk about fixing the...

Posted: 24 June 2014
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government consistently fails to consult workers and their representatives when creating policies about jobs and training...
Posted: 7 June 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress is calling for an all out effort to provide skills training to unemployed Canadians.

Posted: 21 March 2013
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OTTAWA – The federal government should stop playing political games that stigmatize unemployed workers, says Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti.

“Recently, some cabinet ministers have...

Posted: 8 February 2013
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OTTAWA – The Employment Insurance program continues to fail unemployed workers, says Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti.

“We know that only 37.9% of unemployed Canadians actually...

Posted: 4 January 2013
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