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April 2016

Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, LGBTQ2SI
The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities. By wearing pink on April 13, we express our solidarity with victims... Read more

March 2016

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 in Around the World
Once again, the world is reeling with news of senseless violence targeting innocent civilians.This time, women and children make up the majority of the more than 70 killed and 300 injured by an... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The Canadian Labour Congress responded to today’s federal budget announcement with optimism, saying it begins the important work of reinvesting in Canadian communities, creating jobs, addressing... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
We are saddened and shocked to hear once again of senseless violence targeting civilians. As I woke to the news of the attacks at the Brussels airport and metro, my thoughts went immediately to... Read more
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 in Around the World, Human Rights & Equality, Racialized Workers
March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day to reflect on racism in our communities and redouble our efforts to eliminate all forms of racial... Read more
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security, Federal Budget
Today the Canadian Labour Congress celebrated the Prime Minister’s announcement that his government will maintain the eligibility for Old Age Security at 65. In 2012, the Conservatives announced they... Read more
Early next week, the federal Liberal government will table their first budget. This is an historic opportunity for our government to respond to the jobs crisis, while also beginning to repair... Read more
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
The Canadian Labour Congress says it is looking to the March 22 federal budget for urgent government action, after months of disappointing job growth.The latest numbers, released today by Statistics... Read more
Posted: Friday, March 4, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, Women
“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.”— Rosemary BrownInternational Women’s Day (IWD) has its roots in women’s struggles for labour rights... Read more
VANCOUVER – On the eve of the March 3 First Ministers' meeting in Vancouver, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is proposing a plan that will help Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by one... Read more