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October 2015

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 for... Read more
Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Canadians will pay more for pharmaceuticals and see the privacy of their health information compromised. The TPP locks in high drug prices by increasing... Read more
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2015 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
Statistics Canada’s job numbers for September point to the urgent need for a new government that will prioritize support for industry.September saw a loss of 62,000 full-time jobs in September—the... Read more
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 patients... Read more
Posted: Friday, October 2, 2015 in Human Rights & Equality, Aboriginal Workers, Women
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. Across... Read more

September 2015

Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Around the World, Trade, Investment and Security, Jobs and the Economy
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... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in Human Rights & Equality, Young Workers
Every time we have an election, we hear lots of talk about low young voter turnout and the misguided perception that youth are apathetic. But recent findings from a study on young people’s political... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in Jobs and the Economy, Social and Economic Policy, Role of Unions
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 working... Read more
Posted: Monday, September 7, 2015 in Jobs and the Economy, Social and Economic Policy, Role of Unions
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. They will also be... Read more
Posted: Saturday, September 5, 2015 in Around the World, Human Rights & Equality
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. Yet, this crisis has been with us since 2011 as... Read more

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