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February 2018

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Social and Economic Policy, Federal Budget
Canada’s economy is growing and that means this year’s federal budget can invest in ways that will have a positive impact on workers’ day-to-day lives. Here are some of the things we’ll be looking... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Social and Economic Policy, Role of Unions
Download the statement The 55 unions represented on the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Canada needs a universal prescription drug plan that covers all Canadians regardless of their age, income, or where they work or live. This was the message delivered in a news conference on... Read more
Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Human Rights & Equality, Racialized Workers
To mark Black History Month, Canada’s unions are renewing their call on the federal government to commit to an anti-Black racism strategy.Such a strategy would require the government to commit to... Read more

January 2018

Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 in Human Rights & Equality
It’s with a heavy heart that I think back to the tragic attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec last January 29. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be in that sacred space and... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Canada’s unions are uniting in protest over today’s announcement that the Canadian government is signing onto a new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, saying the move directly contradicts the... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Social and Economic Policy, Role of Unions
I was deeply disappointed by today’s news that Unifor has decided to disaffiliate from the Canadian Labour Congress.  This evening the CLC held an emergency meeting of our Canadian Council, the CLC’s... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Around the World, Corporate Accountability
Canada’s unions are welcoming the federal government’s announcement that it will appoint an ombudsperson to ensure Canadian corporations respect their human rights obligations abroad.  The new... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Jobs and the Economy, Social and Economic Policy
The CLC is congratulating thousands of part-time Ontario college workers and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) on an historic victory in the struggle to improve the lives of... Read more