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April 2014

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... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy, Gender Pay Gap, Human Rights & Equality, Women
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’s... Read more
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has criticized the staffing cuts announced at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.“This is just the latest round of job cuts at our national... Read more
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
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 Canada... Read more
Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy
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.  Read Ken Georgetti's letter to Minister... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Healthcare
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... Read more

March 2014

Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
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... Read more
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy
As published in the Toronto Star insert on labour unions,March 20, 2014
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... Read more

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