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February 2017

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality, Racialized Workers
The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker for receiving the... Read more
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff is urging Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil to heed a Supreme Court ruling and go back to the bargaining table with the province’s public school... Read more
Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff made the following joint statement about recent acts of violence against Muslim communities in both countries... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Canada’s unions say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to keep his promise and reform Canada’s outdated and unfair electoral system. Today Justin Trudeau issued a revised mandate letter to Minister... Read more

January 2017

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality, Racialized Workers
by CLC Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke WalkerIn 1946, Halifax businesswoman Viola Desmond went to a movie and sat on the main floor. The staff asked her to move: as a Black woman she was only... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality
Canada’s unions are urging the Canadian government to denounce the US Executive Order barring Syrian refugees and discriminating against other travellers of Muslim faith or background. They also want... Read more
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality
Canadian labour leaders are outraged, shocked and saddened by the shooting at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night that has left six dead and eight injured, some critically."Our heartfelt... Read more
Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Around the World, Trade, Investment and Security
Canada’s unions are glad to hear that Canada is ready to walk away from NAFTA, saying that renegotiating the deal offers the opportunity take a new approach to trade that puts the interests of... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Human Rights & Equality, LGBTQ2SI
Unions are joining trans Canadians and their allies celebrating the settlement of a landmark human rights complaint today. The settlement resolves a complaint launched in 2011 by Christin Milloy (“... Read more