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June 2017

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
The international trade union movement is speaking out with deep concern following US President Donald Trump’s announcement about US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. This morning, the... Read more
Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Jobs and the Economy
Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s announcement that the federal government is taking steps to support forest sector workers and communities affected by the United States’ imposition of duties on... Read more
Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017
The Canadian Labour Congress is urging Canadian municipalities to adopt “sanctuary city” status to support and protect non-... Read more
Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality, LGBTQ2SI
Over the next few months, Canada’s unions will join others in communities across Canada to celebrate Pride and support LGBTQ2SI equality and justice.While Pride is a time to celebrate, it is also a... Read more

May 2017

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality, Young Workers, Jobs and the Economy
The Canadian Labour Congress joins workers’ advocates celebrating today’s announcement that the Ontario government will raise the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, and reform the... Read more
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017
On behalf of the 3.3 million members of the Canadian Labour Congress, I extend my deepest condolences to the people of Manchester and all those who lost loved ones in Monday’s horrific and senseless... Read more