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February 2016

Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality
The Canadian Labour Congress welcomed today’s announcement by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister John McCallum that his government will repeal parts of the Conservatives’ controversial ... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, Aboriginal Workers, Women
This Sunday, February 14, isn’t just Valentine’s Day. For the last 26 years, at marches from coast to coast to coast, it’s been a day to commemorate the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women... Read more
Posted: Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, Workers with Disabilities
This week, Canada’s Auditor General Michael Ferguson released a damning report on the state of the Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) program. Among his findings:
Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
Canada’s largest labour organization says today’s job numbers from Statistics Canada highlight the need... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Health and Safety
Canadian unions have long called on the federal government to implement a comprehensive ban on all use and imports of asbestos, and for a registry of both contaminated buildings and people with... Read more
This week the federal government plans to sign on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after which Canada will be locked into a two-year countdown to ratify the deal, despite the controversy... Read more
Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016
This is the 20th year that Black History Month has been officially celebrated in Canada. Across the country, events are planned to mark and remember the contributions and achievements of Black... Read more

January 2016

The Canadian Labour Congress will join a delegation of Canadian unions in Bangladesh on February 1st to promote corporate accountability and support ongoing efforts to improve workplace health and... Read more
Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Role of Unions
Canadian unions are pleased that the federal government has tabled legislation to repeal controversial bills C-377 and C-525. These bills were designed to weaken unions by forcing redundant and... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
Canada’s largest labour organization wants the Ontario government to hold off on implementing the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan and take the lead on finding a pan-Canadian solution to the looming... Read more