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November 2014

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.The... Read more
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Health and Safety
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.... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Federal Budget
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.The most pressing problems... Read more
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 in Human Rights & Equality, Young Workers
Despite the positive signs in the most recent labour force survey from Statistics Canada, the picture for the next generation remains bleak.“Last month, another 26,000 young workers gave up looking... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Human Rights & Equality, Young Workers
The Canadian Labour Congress says Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with double digit youth unemployment.The organization was responding to Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz’ suggestions... Read more

October 2014

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Child Care
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 Canadian... Read more
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy
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... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Health and Safety
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 communities.... Read more
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 federal... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
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. Since 2011 Canada has also marked this date as National... Read more