labour history

Health & Safety

The labour movement has worked hard to win Canadian workers the right to refuse unsafe work, the right to be informed about hazards in the workplace and the right to participate in health and safety discussions. Today we continue to fight hard every day to keep forcing employers to fulfill their obligations to keep workers safe.

Issues and Research

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25 marks the first day of 16 globally recognized days of activism to end gender-based violence.

Posted: 22 November 2018
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November 20 is the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Communities around the world hold vigils, rallies and other memorial events on this day to honor two spirit, trans, non-binary and gender non-...

Posted: 20 November 2018
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Canada’s unions applaud the federal government for introducing regulations to ban the import, export, manufacture, sale and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing products. The regulations,...

Posted: 18 October 2018
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October 7th is the World Day for Decent Work and this year’s global theme is “Change the Rules.”  Around the world and here in Canada, unions mark the Day for Decent Work by organising,...

Posted: 4 October 2018
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Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to make it easier for workers to report harassment and violence by implementing anti-reprisal measures, including whistleblower protection.

Posted: 17 May 2018
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