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October 2016

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality
On Thursday evening, Canada’s unions will launch Rise Up!, a national human rights conference, with an opening night celebration featuring a DJ set by A Tribe Called Red, celebrity guest speakers... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Role of Unions
On Wednesday, Parliament voted to adopt Bill C-4, a government bill that repeals the previous Conservative government’s controversial anti-union bills C-377 and C-525.Earlier this year, Labour... Read more
Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, Young Workers, Jobs and the Economy
Let’s face it: low-wage, insecure, part-time work is no way to live life now, or build a future. But today, too many Canadians – especially younger Canadians – are having to do just that. October 7th... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, Women, Jobs and the Economy, Gender Pay Gap
Canada’s unions are appalled with the federal government’s decision to wait another two years to start addressing the gender wage gap.“Despite the report of the House of Commons Special Committee on... Read more
Posted: Monday, October 3, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Climate Change
The CLC welcomes the federal government’s announcement of an ambitious initiative to tackle climate change through proposed carbon pricing. As a next step, the CLC calls for a federal strategy to... Read more
Posted: Monday, October 3, 2016
The CLC is commending the federal government for today’s launch of an online inventory of Canadian government buildings containing asbestos. Canadian... Read more

September 2016

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 in Health and Safety, Death & Injury at Work
September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Canada. Asbestos – which causes mesothelioma – is the leading cause of work-related death in... Read more
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 in Jobs and the Economy, Temporary Foreign Workers
On September 19 the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) tabled... Read more
Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Jobs and the Economy
In solidarity with protests across Europe, the Canadian Labour Congress and the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) are reiterating their firm opposition to the current text of the Canada-... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Canada’s largest labour organization is marking Democracy Day on September 15 with the launch of a campaign backing proportional representation. The campaign includes a... Read more