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November 2016

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
Canada’s unions are organizing against Bill C-27 a new piece of federal legislation that enables Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit pension... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Health and Safety
Canada’s unions are supporting a private member’s bill that would legislate a comprehensive ban on asbestos and all products containing asbestos in Canada.Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West has... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, LGBTQ2SI
Canada’s unions are pleased that the federal government is taking steps to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community with the move to repeal section 159 of the Criminal Code and the appointment... Read more
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016
In a very rare move, Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled from the bench that the BC government violated the guarantee of freedom of association under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms when it... Read more
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2016
In Tuesday’s fiscal update, the federal government announced that it is prioritizing infrastructure investment... Read more

October 2016

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, Aboriginal Workers
CLC president Hassan Yussuff is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering an end to discrimination against First Nations children in... Read more
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Around the World
The failure of the signature of CETA and the consequent postponement of the EU-Canada Summit show that our concerns were right and are shared by local and national politicians. The deal cannot be... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to keep his election promises amid tough questions from more than 400 delegates at the Canadian Labour Congress’ Young Workers Summit in Ottawa today.The... Read more
Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016
Today, CLC President Hassan Yussuff joined with partners in the Every Voter Counts Alliance to call on the government to fulfill its... Read more
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 in Around the World
The Canadian Labour Congress says that the European Union and Canada failed to reach a deal on CETA because negotiators failed to take the concerns of unions and civil society seriously.“These talks... Read more