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Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 in Jobs and the Economy, Green Jobs
With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, the Canadian Labour Congress is joining with business, faith, community and environmental groups to articulate a vision for a “Clean Growth Century” for... Read more
Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, Workers with Disabilities
Ten years ago the United Nations adopted a resolution that established the... Read more
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Canada’s unions are calling on the Liberal government to keep its election promise on electoral reform and introduce legislation for a made-in-Canada proportional representation voting system.The... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
Canada’s unions are celebrating today’s adoption by the House of Commons of Bill C-26, a legislation that will expand the Canada Pension Plan for the first time in the plan’s history.“Winning a... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Around the World, HIV-AIDS, Human Rights & Equality
World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to reach that goal, UNAIDS developed a series of targets called... Read more
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, LGBTQ2SI
Each year on November 20 we mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance, to honour those killed as a result of anti-trans hatred or prejudice and to bring attention to continued transphobic violence and... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Social and Economic Policy, Retirement Security
Canada’s unions are organizing against Bill C-27 a new piece of federal legislation that enables Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit pension... Read more
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Health and Safety
Canada’s unions are supporting a private member’s bill that would legislate a comprehensive ban on asbestos and all products containing asbestos in Canada.Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West has... Read more
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Human Rights & Equality, LGBTQ2SI
Canada’s unions are pleased that the federal government is taking steps to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community with the move to repeal section 159 of the Criminal Code and the appointment... Read more
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016
In a very rare move, Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled from the bench that the BC government violated the guarantee of freedom of association under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms when it... Read more

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