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May 2014

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Health and Safety, Around the World
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 end... Read more
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
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... Read more
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014
OTTAWA ― Delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress convention in Montreal have elected Hassan Yussuff as President in a contested election today.Yussuff defeated incumbent Ken Georgetti, who has been... Read more
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Around the World
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 in... Read more

April 2014

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Health and Safety, Violence
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... Read more
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... Read more
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Health and Safety
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 die... Read more
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
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. “Time and again... Read more
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Health and Safety, Around the World, Corporate Accountability
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... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Climate Change
We face a global challenge. Climate change impacts are already widespread and consequential. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, prepared by scientists from 100... Read more