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July 2016

Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Between 1962 and 1970, a pulp and paper mill in Dryden dumped 10 tonnes of mercury into the Wabigoon-English River system, about 100 kilometres upstream from Grassy Narrows. In 1983, a scientific... Read more

June 2016

Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Jobs and the Economy
The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement by the Alberta government that it will be phasing in a $15 minimum wage by 2018. The CLC is calling on the federal government, and the... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, Aboriginal Workers, Women
Today the Canadian Labour Congress joins Indigenous communities across Canada in celebrating National Aboriginal Day.The CLC is also taking this opportunity to congratulate the government for... Read more
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
VANCOUVER – The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement by the Finance Ministers that they have agreed to a modest universal expansion of the CPP. The CLC and its member unions... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Around the World, Trade, Investment and Security
On Thursday, Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff and Senior Economist Angella MacEwen spoke to the House of Commons Committee on International Trade to outline serious concerns with the... Read more
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, LGBTQ2SI
Pride season is upon us and Canadian unions are proud to have been a part of the effort for LGBTQ equality and justice for many years.Canada’s unions have fought for... Read more

May 2016

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Jobs and the Economy, Gender Pay Gap
Minimum wages have been getting a lot of attention lately. And for good reason. Workers earning minimum wage often struggle to get enough hours, don’t have predictable schedules or advance notice of... Read more
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
Today unions of the Canadian Labour Congress launched a new website and ad campaign to raise awareness about the need for a universal... Read more
Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, LGBTQ2SI
May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), one of the largest global LGBTQ solidarity actions. This day marks the anniversary of the World Health... Read more
Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 in Around the World, Trade, Investment and Security
Before it was signed in 2008, unions in both countries raised serious concerns about the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA). At the time, the Canadian government argued the agreement would... Read more

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