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Just over a week has passed since the world watched with horror and disgust as the reality of fascist terrorism ended the life of civil rights activist Heather Heyer and forever scarred the city...

Posted: 21 August 2017
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On National Aboriginal Day, and as we prepare for the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada’s unions are recognizing the history of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people...

Posted: 21 June 2017
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Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s signing of a multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework by Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and his...

Posted: 12 June 2017
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Canada’s unions say governments at all levels have work to do to end child labour and keep young workers safe.

Posted: 12 June 2017
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Posted: 9 June 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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The Canadian Labour Congress is urging Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to bargain in good faith with the province’s public sector workers instead of compromising...

Posted: 6 June 2017
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June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the beginning of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Posted: 5 June 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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Posted: 1 June 2017
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EventDateNanaimo PrideJune 10, 2017Campbell River Gay PrideJune 24, 2017Surrey Pride
Posted: 1 June 2017
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EventdateHalifax Pride ParadeJuly 22, 2017
Posted: 1 June 2017
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EventDatePride WinnipegMay 26-June 4, 2017
Posted: 1 June 2017
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Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s announcement that the federal government is taking steps to support forest sector workers and communities affected by the United States’ imposition of duties...

Posted: 1 June 2017
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Over the next few months, Canada’s unions will join others in communities across Canada to celebrate Pride and support LGBTQ2SI equality and justice.

Posted: 1 June 2017
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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 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), a day which marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to remove homosexuality...

Posted: 17 May 2017
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Day of Mourning events are being held across Canada. Find the local Day of Mourning event closest to you:

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Posted: 26 April 2017
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Canada’s unions applauded today’s announcement that the federal government will reverse its position by fully supporting the listing chrysotile asbestos among hazardous substances regulated under...

Posted: 21 April 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 Canadian Labour Congress says today’s federal budget takes positive steps on a few key issues for working Canadians and their communities.

Posted: 22 March 2017
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CLC President Hassan Yussuff, CLC Senior Economist Angella MacEwen, and CLC Senior Researcher Emily Norgang will be available in the Railway Committee Room in Centre Block to comment once the...

Posted: 22 March 2017
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On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, unions are on Parliament Hill with a unique experience that will let Members of Parliament and their staff see...

Posted: 21 March 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
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After the Trudeau government introduced its first budget last year, Canada’s unions were optimistic, but knew that much more would be needed to really build a fairer and more prosperous Canada.

Posted: 15 March 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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On February 13, 2017 in honour of Black History Month, the Canadian Labour Congress is launching “Working While Black”, an educational and interactive webinar series...

Posted: 27 February 2017
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Every year on February 14, marches are held across Canada to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The first happened...

Posted: 21 February 2017
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Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff is urging all parties in the House of Commons to unite behind M-103, the Private Member’s Motion condemning Islamophobia.

Posted: 21 February 2017
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The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker for receiving the...

Posted: 15 February 2017
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff made the following joint statement about recent acts of violence against Muslim communities in both...

Posted: 9 February 2017
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by CLC Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker

Posted: 31 January 2017
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Canada’s unions are urging the Canadian government to denounce the US Executive Order barring Syrian refugees and discriminating against other travellers of Muslim faith or background. They also...

Posted: 31 January 2017
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Canadian labour leaders are outraged, shocked and saddened by the shooting at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night that has left six dead and eight injured, some critically.

Posted: 30 January 2017
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Canada’s unions are glad to hear that Canada is ready to walk away from NAFTA, saying that renegotiating the deal offers the opportunity take a new approach to trade that puts the interests of...

Posted: 26 January 2017
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Unions are joining trans Canadians and their allies celebrating the settlement of a landmark human rights complaint today.

Posted: 25 January 2017
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Posted: 24 January 2017
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On February 13, 2017 in honour of Black History Month, the Canadian Labour Congress is launching “Working While Black”, an educational and interactive webinar series for workers of colour and...

Posted: 23 January 2017
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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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The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement that the federal government is banning the manufacture, import, export and use of asbestos.

Posted: 14 December 2016
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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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Dear Ms. Leitch,

As the President of the Canadian Labour Congress – representing over three million working women and men from every background – I am writing to you with a clear message:...

Posted: 7 December 2016
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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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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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Ten years ago the United Nations adopted a resolution that established the...

Posted: 2 December 2016
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Voters across Canada are getting a controversial postcard in the mail about an online survey on electoral reform. The controversy? It has been widely criticized for being misleading, vague,...

Posted: 1 December 2016
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Canada’s unions are celebrating today’s adoption by the House of Commons of Bill C-26, a legislation that will expand the Canada Pension Plan for the first time in the plan’s history.

Posted: 30 November 2016
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World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to reach that goal, UNAIDS developed a series of targets...

Posted: 30 November 2016
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Each year on November 20 we mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance, to honour those killed as a result of anti-trans hatred or prejudice and to bring attention to continued transphobic violence...

Posted: 18 November 2016
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Canada’s unions are organizing against Bill C-27 a new piece of federal legislation that enables Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit pension...

Posted: 16 November 2016
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Canada’s unions are supporting a private member’s bill that would legislate a comprehensive ban on asbestos and all products containing asbestos in Canada.

Posted: 16 November 2016
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Canada’s unions are pleased that the federal government is taking steps to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community with the move to repeal section 159 of the Criminal Code and the...

Posted: 15 November 2016
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CLC president Hassan Yussuff is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering an end to discrimination against First Nations children...

Posted: 31 October 2016
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The failure of the signature of CETA and the consequent postponement of the EU-Canada Summit show that our concerns were right and are shared by local and national politicians. The deal cannot be...

Posted: 27 October 2016
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The Canadian Labour Congress says that the European Union and Canada failed to reach a deal on CETA because negotiators failed to take the concerns of unions and civil society seriously.

Posted: 21 October 2016
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On Thursday evening, Canada’s unions will launch Rise Up!, a national human rights conference, with an opening night celebration featuring a DJ set by A Tribe Called Red, celebrity guest speakers...

Posted: 20 October 2016
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On Wednesday, Parliament voted to adopt Bill C-4, a government bill that repeals the previous Conservative government’s controversial anti-union bills C-377 and C-525.

Posted: 19 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 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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The CLC welcomes the federal government’s announcement of an ambitious initiative to tackle climate change through proposed carbon pricing.

Posted: 3 October 2016
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September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Canada.

Posted: 26 September 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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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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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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CLC president Hassan Yussuff was honoured to participate in the...

Posted: 3 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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Canada’s largest labour organization is saddened and outraged by news of yet another black man dying after a violent confrontation with police, this time in Ottawa, and it calls on Canada’s mayors...

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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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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The world is reeling from the devastating shootings in the United States this week. First, two black men were killed by police officers. Then, during a peaceful protest against those shootings,...

Posted: 8 July 2016
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As this year's Eid celebrations wind to a close, the CLC would like to take a moment to express its solidarity and sympathy to the many across the globe for whom this year's holidays were...

Posted: 8 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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Today the Canadian Labour Congress joins Indigenous communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day.

Posted: 21 June 2016
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VANCOUVER – The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement by the Finance Ministers that they have agreed to a modest universal expansion of the CPP.

Posted: 20 June 2016
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On Thursday, Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff and Senior Economist Angella MacEwen spoke to the House of Commons Committee on International Trade to outline serious concerns with...

Posted: 15 June 2016
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Pride season is upon us and Canadian unions are proud to have been a part of the effort for LGBTQ equality and justice for many years.

Posted: 9 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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Today unions of the Canadian Labour Congress launched a new website and ad campaign to raise awareness about the need for a universal...

Posted: 20 May 2016
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May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), one of the largest global LGBTQ solidarity actions.

Posted: 16 May 2016
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Before it was signed in 2008, unions in both countries raised serious concerns about the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA). At the time, the Canadian government argued the agreement...

Posted: 16 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 Canadian Labour Congress and the European Trade Union Confederation are uniting to call for five changes to the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Posted: 4 May 2016
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On Thursday, April 28th, the flag on Parliament Hill will fly at half-mast and people across the country will light candles, don ribbons and remember colleagues, friends and family who have been...

Posted: 28 April 2016
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A targeted approach to CPP expansion has been discussed — narrowed to help only middle-income earners, or alternatively, to Canadians without a pension plan at work. This approach falls short of...

Posted: 26 April 2016
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Saturday, April 23, 2016 marks 60 years since the creation of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1956.

Posted: 23 April 2016
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1870s: Quebec becomes the first province to mine asbestos. 

Posted: 21 April 2016
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In February 2016 a Canadian trade union delegation visited Bangladesh.

Posted: 21 April 2016
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OTTAWA – Canadian unions are renewing their call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos, announcing today they will highlight...

Posted: 20 April 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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The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities.

Posted: 12 April 2016
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Once again, the world is reeling with news of senseless violence targeting innocent civilians.

Posted: 28 March 2016
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March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day to reflect on racism in our communities and redouble our efforts to eliminate all forms of racial...

Posted: 18 March 2016
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Today the Canadian Labour Congress celebrated the Prime Minister’s announcement that his government will maintain the eligibility for Old Age Security at 65. In 2012, the Conservatives announced...

Posted: 17 March 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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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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“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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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 Canadian Labour Congress welcomed today’s announcement by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister John McCallum that his government will repeal parts of the Conservatives’...

Posted: 25 February 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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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Posted: 9 February 2016
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This week, Canada’s Auditor General Michael Ferguson released a damning report on the state of the Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) program. Among his findings:

Posted: 6 February 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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Canadian unions have long called on the federal government to implement a comprehensive ban on all use and imports of asbestos, and for a registry of both contaminated buildings and people with...

Posted: 3 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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The Canadian Labour Congress will join a delegation of Canadian unions in Bangladesh on February 1st to promote corporate accountability and support ongoing efforts to improve workplace health and...

Posted: 29 January 2016
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Canadian unions are pleased that the federal government has tabled legislation to repeal controversial bills C-377 and C-525. 

Posted: 28 January 2016
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Canada’s largest labour organization wants the Ontario government to hold off on implementing the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan and take the lead on finding a pan-Canadian solution to the...

Posted: 27 January 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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Canada’s health and safety laws have more clout today, following a landmark court ruling in...

Posted: 11 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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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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When Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Byers found out she had been nominated for the Order of Canada, she was stunned.

Posted: 30 December 2015
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On Monday, the Minister of National Revenue announced she has waived the Conservatives’ anti-union Bill C-377's reporting requirements for unions and labour trusts. The Canadian Labour Congress...

Posted: 22 December 2015
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OTTAWA – Since 2009, the Canadian Labour Congress has been actively campaigning for an expanded Canada Pension Plan. Today, it responded to the Finance Ministers’ announcement that they will begin...

Posted: 21 December 2015
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Myth #1: The economy is too fragile to increase CPP contributions now

Posted: 18 December 2015
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1965: Canada Pension Plan established. The Canadian Labour Congress supported the Canada Pension Plan from the very beginning, coordinating 100,000 postcards to MPs and 35,000...

Posted: 18 December 2015
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The country’s largest labour organization says it’s time for everyone who works in any of Canada’s provinces, territories, cities and towns – whether they work in a home, a factory, or a field –...

Posted: 17 December 2015
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After a lifetime of hard work, no one should have to retire in poverty. But if you or a family member is worried about being able to afford to retire, you’re not alone.

Posted: 17 December 2015
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This summit will bring together young workers, yout

Posted: 15 December 2015
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Posted: 15 December 2015
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Today, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its final report documenting the dark history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system, in which more than 150,000 First...

Posted: 15 December 2015
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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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The Syrian refugee crisis has left more than four million people desperately seeking safety. It is a humanitarian crisis of monumental proportions, one which Canada has a responsibility to act on...

Posted: 9 December 2015
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Ten years ago, our federal government was forced to call a public inquiry into the role played by Canadian officials in the overseas detention and torture of a Canadian citizen – Maher Arar.

Posted: 9 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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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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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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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the ...

Posted: 2 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
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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
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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
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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
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December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to  promote awareness and mobilize support for disability rights issues. On this day, the Canadian Labour Congress...

Posted: 1 December 2015
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In 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress took on an unprecedented task: to take the resources and best practices developed to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace in Canada and bring them to Nigeria.

Posted: 30 November 2015
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This weekend, countless Canadians and Americans will be tempted by the frenzy of #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday sales in stores and online.

Posted: 27 November 2015
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The Canadian Labour Congress is leading a 35-member delegation of public and private sector union representatives at the COP21 meetings on climate change in Paris next week.

Posted: 26 November 2015
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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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The CLC's COP21 statement calls on Canada to commit to ambitious, achievable science-based targets for significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted: 19 November 2015
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Transgender Day of Remembrance is held annually to honour people killed in the past year due to anti-trans hatred or prejudice. Each year, the number of trans murders and assaults seems to grow....

Posted: 19 November 2015
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Ten lessons Canada can learn from the U.S. on reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Posted: 18 November 2015
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The CLC has a longstanding commitment to improving health and safety for all workers.

Posted: 17 November 2015
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The CLC wrote to former prime minister Harper in March, 2015 urging commitments that would mean transition to a very low carbon economy within by 2050.

Dear Prime Minister:

Posted: 17 November 2015
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Tonight the world is shocked and saddened by the senseless and horrific violence that took place in Paris earlier this evening. 

My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to everyone in...

Posted: 13 November 2015
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The growth of part-time, temporary and contingent work has received considerable attention from media and policy-makers. The occupational health and safety (OHS) dimensions of precarious work have...

Posted: 13 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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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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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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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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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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Workers coming into Canada with temporary immigration status are forced into low quality jobs, without income security or full social benefits. Many have been placed in vulnerable, unsustainable and...
Posted: 25 September 2015
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ON OCTOBER 19, YOUR VOTE MATTERS. Vote for a government that stands up for all Canadians!
Posted: 25 September 2015
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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
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Young people can make a significant difference in the Oct.
Posted: 23 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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Sadly, it took the picture of a dead three-year-old boy lying on the beaches of Turkey to bring home the tragic reality of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Posted: 5 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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Posted: 10 August 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
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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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There are two parts to the answer. The first part is "by tradition." The second part is "by necessity!"

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Traditionally, unions have been involved in politics...

Posted: 23 July 2015
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Canadian extractive sector companies account for almost half of the world’s mining and mineral exploration activity.  They have interests in more than 8,000 places in over 100 countries globally...

Posted: 15 July 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
News

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

The Prime Minister has used his Conservative Senate majority to rig Senate rules, shut down debate and force through Bill C-377.

Posted: 29 June 2015
News

Given our shared struggle for human rights and corporate accountability, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) supports the position of the El Salvadoran government in respect to the investor-state...

Posted: 26 June 2015
News
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
Basic page

On June 21st the Canadian Labour Congress is standing in solidarity with Aboriginal and Indigenous workers and their families by calling on the government to commit now to...

Posted: 19 June 2015
News

Three out of four Canadians have no idea that the federal government is negotiating a huge international trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that could have serious...

Posted: 17 June 2015
Research

International Domestic Workers Day, June 16,...

Posted: 16 June 2015
News

During Pride season, the Canadian Labour Congress unites with lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited, trans and queer Canadians to celebrate the diversity of our communities and to help build a more...

Posted: 10 June 2015
News

International trade unions have welcomed key pledges made by the leaders of major global economies at the...

Posted: 10 June 2015
News

On June 2nd, the OECD released its twice-yearly...

Posted: 9 June 2015
Research

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
News

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
Research

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee has released its report on the residential school system that...

Posted: 2 June 2015
News

In partnership with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Canadian Labour Congress is calling on the Canadian government to publicly release documentation related to negotiations...

Posted: 2 June 2015
News

Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s announcement today that he will “consult” Canadians on voluntary increased Canadian Pension Plan contributions shows the government is more worried about appearances...

Posted: 26 May 2015
News

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is a broad “next generation” international trade and investment agreement that is being negotiated behind closed doors. TPP is not primarily about...

Posted: 21 May 2015
Research

The CLC is saddened by the death of Alan Borovoy. Alan was a Toronto lawyer and civil rights activist who passed away on May 11, 2015.

Posted: 13 May 2015
News

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

Posted: 12 May 2015
Research

This year is the 25th anniversary of the United Nations World Health Organization’s decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders and illnesses. This day is a celebration...

Posted: 11 May 2015
News

The better choice gives Canadians access to health care when they need it. Investing in our health care system is the better choice for all Canadians.

Posted: 8 May 2015
Education Resource

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
Research

The President of the Canadian Labour Congress vowed to keep up his and the labour movement’s opposition to the government’s flawed and dangerous anti-terror legislation, bill C-51, as it moves to...

Posted: 7 May 2015
News

Albertans voted overwhelmingly for fairness yesterday when they elected a new government to be led by Rachel Notley and the NDP.

Posted: 6 May 2015
News

This month workers from East Asia, South Asia, Western and Southeast Asia will celebrate Asian Heritage Month, recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made, and adversity overcome, by...

Posted: 1 May 2015
News
For Workers Injured or Killed on the Job

Safer and Healthier Workplaces — Just One Election Away

Posted: 28 April 2015
News
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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Solving the Health Care Crisis

Canada is aging.

Posted: 25 April 2015
Research

Check out this video from our Betterchoice campaign. You can visit the site and learn more about retirement, childcare, health care and good jobs and what we are doing to improve these issues.

Posted: 25 April 2015
Education Resource
You can choose a more secure retirement for all workers.Solutions for A Better Future

Canadians are worried about their retirement, and the number of seniors living in poverty in Canada is on the...

Posted: 25 April 2015
Research
Introduction

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is the national voice of 3.3 million workers in Canada.

Posted: 25 April 2015
Research

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
Education Resource

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
Education Resource

What do you do when "child labour" has been turned into a dirty word? Call it "paid child fun time!" This tongue-in-cheek video by the US central labour body, the AFL-CIO, presents a mock employer...

Posted: 24 April 2015
Education Resource

Meet Dave: He is Wondering, ' But How's Joining The Union Going to Help My Lifestyle?' Find out What Dave Learns about all his workplace rights!

Posted: 24 April 2015
Education Resource
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
Research
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
Research
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
Research
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
Research

The Canadian Labour Congress says the federal budget does not deliver the economic stimulus Canadians needed to feel better about...

Posted: 23 April 2015
Research

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
News

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
Education Resource

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

Canada is heading for a crisis. Today, seniors make up about 16% of the population, but within a generation that number will grow to nearly 25%. Between now and 2022, over 3 million workers are...

Posted: 20 April 2015
Research

The labour movement cares about global climate change because it affects our members and all Canadians. We want to create good, green jobs for Canadians to boost the economy and protect the...

Posted: 20 April 2015
News

The Canadian Labour Congress has a long history of its involvement in policy analysis, advocacy and lobbying work internationally and within Canada on Aboriginal issues.

Posted: 20 April 2015
Education Resource

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Human Rights Conference will be held from Friday June 12th at 6:00 pm, to Saturday June 13th at 3:30 pm, at the NSGEU Conference Centre, Dartmouth.

Posted: 15 April 2015
Events

Canada’s central labour body is calling on the government to stop trying to shut down legitimate and nonviolent criticism of human rights abuses by Israel.
We are very disturbed to see our...

Posted: 13 April 2015
News

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
News

$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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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
Research

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
Research

More women in Canada are working than ever before: 70% of working women have children under five.

Posted: 4 April 2015
Research

$1.4 million more every week!

Posted: 2 April 2015
Infographic

April 11 is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities.
 

Posted: 1 April 2015
News

$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
Infographic

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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$2 million more every week!

Posted: 27 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
Infographic

Almost $29.5 million more every week!

Posted: 26 March 2015
Infographic

The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $19.4 million more every week!

Posted: 26 March 2015
Infographic

$6.6 million more every week!

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

Posted: 25 March 2015
Infographic

$230.5 million more every week!

Posted: 24 March 2015
Infographic

The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $231.2 million more every week!

Posted: 24 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
News

The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $5.6 million more every week!

Posted: 23 March 2015
Infographic

The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $137.6 million more every week!

Posted: 22 March 2015
Infographic

he labour movement first started talking to Canadians about publicly funded, universal health care before most of them could imagine such a thing was possible. Today, it is a part of our country’s...

Posted: 22 March 2015
Research

The UNION ADVANTAGE really adds up. $25.5 million more every week!

Posted: 20 March 2015
Infographic

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

The Canadian Labour Congress says that Bill C-51, proposed anti terrorism legislation, threatens to undermine the very freedoms the government claims it wants to protect.

Posted: 13 March 2015
News

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
Research

The labour movement has been securing workplace pension plans for Canadians for over 100 years. We've also led the efforts to improve public pensions for all Canadians, from winning Old Age...

Posted: 3 March 2015
Research

The labour movement worked to win a public healthcare system long before Canadians even believed it was possible. We know that staying healthy means we can raise our families, work productively...

Posted: 2 March 2015
Research

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
Research

The International Trade Union Confederation is calling on unions around the world to demonstrate their support for the right to strike on February 18.

Posted: 12 February 2015
News

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
News

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
News

Posted: 1 February 2015
News

The Canadian Labour Congress is today reiterating its call for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Posted: 12 January 2015
News

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
News

On December 18, we join with migrant workers and their families in Canada and around the world, in observing International Migrants Day.

Posted: 18 December 2014
News

More than 13 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, we continue to see governments interpret “national security” in a way that erodes basic human rights and civil...

Posted: 10 December 2014
News
Executive Summary

Labour mobility refers to the free movement of workers between provinces, regions, or countries. When labour mobility between two jurisdictions is high, a worker in one can easily...

Posted: 8 December 2014
Research

The Canadian Labour Congress is pleased to announce that Spirit Synott has been awarded the 2014 Carol McGregor Award for Disability Rights Activism.

Posted: 6 December 2014
News

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
News

The Canadian Labour Congress says it's time to put jobs – good jobs – back on the country's political agenda. It's time for a Canada-wide conversation about jobs – the good jobs we need, the jobs...

Posted: 5 December 2014
News

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities in our communities, and commit to removing barriers and...

Posted: 3 December 2014
News

On this World AIDS Day 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) joins unions from around the world, in their call for governments to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Posted: 28 November 2014
News

“The federal government must stop toying with migrant workers’ hopes and dreams, and extend permanent residency on arrival to newcomers arriving to do caring work in Canada,” said Hassan Yussuff,...

Posted: 20 November 2014
News

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
News

The Canadian Labour Congress and Federally-Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications sponsored a joint symposium in Toronto today on psychological health and safety in the workplace...

Posted: 13 November 2014
News

The most important economic problem faced by Canadians today is not government deficits, and solutions are not to be found in returning to balanced budgets too quickly.

Posted: 12 November 2014
News

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
News

The Canadian Labour Congress says Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with double digit youth unemployment.

Posted: 5 November 2014
News

The federal government’s announcements today on the Universal Child Care Benefit and income-splitting will leave most working families behind and discourage labour force participation, says...

Posted: 30 October 2014
News
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
Research

The Conservative government likes to talk about “one million net new jobs” as proof of its ability to manage the economy. But a quick look at the facts reveals something closer to the reality...

Posted: 10 October 2014
News

Work is central to people's well-being. In addition to providing income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and...

Posted: 7 October 2014
News
Submission to the Department of Finance Consultation on a Potential Federal Framework for Target-Benefit Pension Plans

The CLC submitted this proposal to the Department of Finance recently to...

Posted: 6 October 2014
Research

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
News

Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All is the theme of this year’s International Day of Older Persons commemorated on October 1.

Posted: 1 October 2014
News

Ottawa – Donald Lafleur

Posted: 19 September 2014
News
OTTAWA ― Over fifty human rights, religious, international development, trade union, women’s, teacher, student, community and investor organizations have released an Open Letter calling on the...
Posted: 16 September 2014
News
OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says it's clear Canada's job market remains stuck in the mud and isn't going anywhere without immediate and forceful action, pointing to the...
Posted: 5 September 2014
News

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
Research

OTTAWA ― While today's revised job numbers from Statistics Canada show fewer jobs were lost than those originally reported, it's the same story as far as the quality of the new jobs available to...

Posted: 15 August 2014
News
OTTAWA ― While today's revised job numbers from Statistics Canada show fewer jobs were lost than those originally reported, it's the same story as far as the quality of the new jobs available to...
Posted: 15 August 2014
News

Recently, the CLC wrote to Foreign Minister John Baird, asking him to press the government of Bangladesh to comply with its commitments to respect labour rights and to ensure the safety of garment...

Posted: 22 July 2014
Research

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has called on the Israeli government and Hamas in Palestine to join an Egypt-brokered deal for an immediate cease fire over the conflict in the Middle East.

Posted: 17 July 2014
News

Hassan Yussuff, the President of the Canadian Labour Congress, says that Employment Insurance is failing unemployed workers in Canada, and those that pay into the program don't have enough say...

Posted: 17 July 2014
News
OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that, despite the rosy picture painted by Conservative politicians in a new social media campaign, millions of Canadians are struggling to find full time...
Posted: 11 July 2014
News

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the African Regional organization of the International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC-Africa) take decisive steps by...

Posted: 10 July 2014
News
OTTAWA ― Hassan Yussuff, the President of the Canadian Labour Congress, says that the labour movement in Canada has clearly and forcefully told the federal government that it has no business...
Posted: 2 July 2014
News
OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) shares the sense of shock and dismay at the deep cuts announced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Posted: 27 June 2014
News

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
News

National Aboriginal Day is a time to celebrate the culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Posted: 21 June 2014
News

Today's announcement regarding the Temporary Foreign Worker program is the latest rescue mission for a program that is deeply flawed and needs to be replaced, not saved.
 

Posted: 20 June 2014
News

For more than 30 years Canada's unions have stood up for the LGBTQ community

Posted: 17 June 2014
Research

The new President of the Canadian Labour Congress says voters in Ontario sent a clear message when they rejected the politics of austerity and declined to vote for policies that target working...

Posted: 13 June 2014
News
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

Posted: 3 June 2014
News

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Ten years ago, on May 17th homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health...

Posted: 17 May 2014
News

The CLC is disappointed by a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that says it is constitutional for the government to use security certificates in detaining and trying people in Canada who are not...

Posted: 16 May 2014
News

With over 280 coal miners dead and up to 150 more still missing and presumed dead in the latest mine disaster in Turkey, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is calling on the Turkish government to...

Posted: 15 May 2014
News

Barbara Byers—Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress—presented four recommendations today which would improve the quality, equity, accessibility, and funding of training in Canada....

Posted: 13 May 2014
Research
OTTAWA ― New Statistics Canada unemployment figures for April are grim again and show the federal government has no solutions for the country’s more than one million unemployed, says the Canadian...
Posted: 9 May 2014
News

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) condemns the recent kidnapping by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram of more than 300 schoolgirls aged 9 to 15 years of age, from Chibok village, Borno State...

Posted: 8 May 2014
News
OTTAWA ― Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, has issued the following statement regarding the shootings that occurred on Wednesday, April 30 at the Western Forest Products...
Posted: 30 April 2014
News
OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says the federal government has done the right thing in suspending use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) for employers in the fast-food restaurant...
Posted: 25 April 2014
News
The Canadian Labour Congress has written a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. The letter urges him to take action on getting...
Posted: 24 April 2014
News

Unions are about more than decent jobs for workers. The labour movement also works to make workplaces safe for everyone. Yet, each year thousands of Canadians are killed or injured on the job or...

Posted: 24 April 2014
News

The Conservative government is once again making proposals that would load the dice against working Canadians when it comes to their pension plans, says CLC president Ken Georgetti. 

Posted: 24 April 2014
News

We face a global challenge. Climate change impacts are already widespread and consequential.

Posted: 22 April 2014
News

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has called for a “full, open and transparent review” of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) in the wake of media stories describing...

Posted: 17 April 2014
News

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
News
OTTAWA ― Underemployment remains Canada’s biggest labour market challenge, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Georgetti was responding to the release by Statistics...

Posted: 4 April 2014
News
Canadians would be surprised to learn that the federal government is using Kijiji help wanted ads in its statistical labour market data on job vacancies.
Posted: 3 April 2014
News
OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress has slammed the Nova Scotia government for introducing Essential Services legislation that denies nurses and other provincial health care workers their right to...
Posted: 1 April 2014
News
OTTAWA ― Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson and his department provided misleading information to journalists and the public at a crucial time during the federal-provincial debate in...
Posted: 27 March 2014
News

As published in the Toronto Star insert on labour unions,
March 20, 2014

Posted: 20 March 2014
News
OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says the trade deal with South Korea signed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on March 11 was negotiated behind closed doors and that it could...
Posted: 11 March 2014
News
A Profile of Canada's Labour Market
Posted: 6 March 2014
Research
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says the federal budget lacks any vision about how to stop growing inequality and the economic slide of middle class Canadians.

Ken Georgetti...

Posted: 11 February 2014
News
Federal Budget 2014 AnalysisWhat’s in it for usIntroduction

The 2014 Federal Budget lacks any vision about how to stop growing inequality and stimulate the economy.

Posted: 11 February 2014
Research
OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that, despite the rosy picture painted by Conservative politicians, millions of Canadians cannot find full time jobs that pays decently.

CLC President Ken...

Posted: 7 February 2014
News

As published on huffingtonpost.ca

Posted: 30 January 2014
News

It has become the norm to believe that cutting corporate income taxes is good for the economy.

Posted: 29 January 2014
Research
Introductory comments 

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is seriously broken. The proposed regulatory changes do not go far enough to address the TFWP shortcomings.

Posted: 21 January 2014
Research

For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Posted: 20 January 2014
Research

Due to ongoing corporate tax cuts, corporate income tax makes up a falling share of all government revenues. In fact, by the end of January 2011, corporations had fully paid their share of...

Posted: 10 January 2014
Research
OTTAWA ― If you had to pick two words to sum up the job market for Canadians in 2013, what would they be?

Looking at today’s release of year-end employment statistics, Ken Georgetti’s words are “...

Posted: 10 January 2014
News
Background

Canada and the European Union (EU) are close to concluding a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Posted: 3 January 2014
News
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says the Conservative government is blocking all attempts to improve the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, and Ken Georgetti is calling on...
Posted: 16 December 2013
News
OTTAWA ― Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, says that the time for action has arrived on expanding the Canada and Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP). 

“Retirement security is one...

Posted: 12 December 2013
News
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that unemployment remains high in post-recession Canada and that both the number and quality of new jobs leave much to be desired.

“The...

Posted: 6 December 2013
News
Posted: 6 December 2013
Education Resource
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
News
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that workers everywhere are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and leader of the African National...
Posted: 5 December 2013
News
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says Ottawa should admit that seasonal unemployment is a reality in Canada and design the Employment Insurance system accordingly.

“We all...

Posted: 8 November 2013
News
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
News
OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that the lives of workers in the federal sector will be placed in danger as a result of cynical amendments that the Conservative government is making to the...
Posted: 23 October 2013
News
OTTAWA―The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that employment growth continues to lag five years after the economy began to shed jobs in the Great Recession that began in the fall of 2008...
Posted: 11 October 2013
News
OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that a study released by the Fraser Institute, which attacks the pensions paid to men and women who provide public services to Canadians, is hypocritical....
Posted: 16 September 2013
News

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
Research
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government’s three-year freeze on Employment Insurance (EI) premiums is being done on the backs of unemployed Canadians....
Posted: 9 September 2013
News

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that youth unemployment and the quality of jobs across the economy remain big concerns in Canada.

Posted: 6 September 2013
News
OTTAWA ― The Conservative government’s announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) amount to tinkering and fail to address fundamental flaws with the program, says Ken Georgetti...
Posted: 9 August 2013
News

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the job numbers for July are a big disappointment and he is calling on the federal government and employers to invest in both job...

Posted: 9 August 2013
News

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress is pleased Ontario has pledged to continue to press for an expanded Canada Pension Plan at this week's Council of the Federation meetings. 

Posted: 24 July 2013
News
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the rate of unemployment in Canada remains unacceptably high and that the economy is not producing enough jobs, particularly for...
Posted: 5 July 2013
News
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the Fraser Institute has unwittingly made the case for expanding the Canada Pension Plan and making it the preferred retirement...
Posted: 25 June 2013
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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 says that the federal government consistently fails to consult workers and their representatives when creating policies about jobs and...

Posted: 7 June 2013
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OTTAWA ― New research conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress shows that in recent years migrant workers are filling most of the new jobs created in the Canadian economy.

“Roughly 75% of the new...

Posted: 10 May 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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OTTAWA ― New research conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress shows that in recent years migrant workers are filling most of the new jobs created in the Canadian economy.

Posted: 10 May 2013
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OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress acknowledges changes that the Conservative government has made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) but says those changes highlight...
Posted: 30 April 2013
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OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress deplores the preventable deaths and injuries that have occurred as a result of a tragic factory collapse near Dhaka, Bangladesh, says CLC President Ken...

Posted: 26 April 2013
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The Royal Bank of Canada is abusing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to the detriment of both migrant and national workers, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Posted: 18 April 2013
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OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress will make an Access to Information request for all documents related to the federal government's compliance with a 2009 Auditor General’s report regarding the...

Posted: 10 April 2013
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First Nations have always viewed water as a sacred trust. From time immemorial, First Nations have centered their existence on water. From the careful selection of community sites, as a means of...

Posted: 6 April 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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The major economic problem faced by Canadians today is not government deficits, or balancing the budget by the next federal election for electoral goals.

Posted: 21 March 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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Police are often not enforcing the corporate criminal negligence laws introduced into the Criminal Code in 2004 through Bill C-45.

Posted: 21 February 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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