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OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says the federal government has done the right thing in suspending use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) for employers in the fast-food restaurant... Read more
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Health and Safety, Around the World, Corporate Accountability
The Canadian Labour Congress has written a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. The letter urges him to take action on getting... Read more
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Health and Safety
Unions are about more than decent jobs for workers. The labour movement also works to make workplaces safe for everyone. Yet, each year thousands of Canadians are killed or injured on the job or die... Read more
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
The Conservative government is once again making proposals that would load the dice against working Canadians when it comes to their pension plans, says CLC president Ken Georgetti. “Time and again... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Social and Economic Policy, Climate Change
We face a global challenge. Climate change impacts are already widespread and consequential. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, prepared by scientists from 100... Read more
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has called for a “full, open and transparent review” of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) in the wake of media stories describing... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy, Gender Pay Gap, Human Rights & Equality, Women
April 16 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario – on this day a woman, on average, has worked enough to earn as much as a man made the previous year. The gender wage gap isn’t just a problem in Ontario – it’s... Read more
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014
OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has criticized the staffing cuts announced at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.“This is just the latest round of job cuts at our national... Read more
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy, Labour Force Survey
OTTAWA ― Underemployment remains Canada’s biggest labour market challenge, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress.Georgetti was responding to the release by Statistics Canada... Read more
Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Jobs and the Economy
Canadians would be surprised to learn that the federal government is using Kijiji help wanted ads in its statistical labour market data on job vacancies.  Read Ken Georgetti's letter to Minister... Read more

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