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December 2013

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
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... Read more
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
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 of... Read more
Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
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... Read more
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Human Rights & Equality, Racialized Workers, Around the World
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... Read more
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Health and Safety, Violence, Human Rights & Equality, Women
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... Read more

November 2013

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... Read more
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
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 know... Read more

October 2013

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013
OTTAWA ― Amendments that the Conservative government has slipped into a giant budget bill is an attack on the constitutional right to collective bargaining, says Ken Georgetti, president of the... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Health and Safety
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... Read more
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
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... Read more

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