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June 2017

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality, Aboriginal Workers
On National Aboriginal Day, and as we prepare for the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada’s unions are recognizing the history of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people that... Read more
Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017
On behalf of the 3.3 million members of the Canadian Labour Congress, I extend my deepest condolences to those who were targeted in yesterday’s terrifying attack on a London Mosque.There is no... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525.“Our affiliates and labour... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Canada’s unions are celebrating today’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 98, The Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949.The Convention... Read more
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 in Social and Economic Policy, Childcare
Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s signing of a multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework by Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and his provincial... Read more
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality
Canada’s unions say governments at all levels have work to do to end child labour and keep young workers safe.June 12th marks the World Day Against Child Labour and one year since the Canadian... Read more
Canada’s unions are welcoming the Ontario government’s commitment to a universal approach to child care and say the federal government must do the same.The Ontario government has announced a renewed... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality
The Canadian Labour Congress is urging Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to bargain in good faith with the province’s public sector workers instead of compromising basic collective bargaining rights.  
Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017
This week, unions and workers’ advocates celebrated as Ontario became the second province in Canada to announce they will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Following a lead set a year ago by... Read more
Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017 in Around the World, Trade, Investment and Security
June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the beginning of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.As part of its ongoing monitoring and assessment of developments in the... Read more

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