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

Canada’s unions are marking the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster by urging Canadian companies to commit to protecting and promoting the human rights of textile workers.

Posted: 23 April 2018
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This National Day of Mourning, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to do more to address workplace violence and harassment.

Posted: 23 April 2018
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Posted: 16 April 2018
Events

November 25 is the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, and the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Posted: 23 November 2017
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The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating news that Ontario labour legislation is being amended to provide victims of domestic and sexual violence five paid days off work.

Posted: 10 November 2017
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Canada’s unions say they welcome legislation being proposed to address harassment and violence in federally-regulated workplaces, and look forward to working with the government to address...

Posted: 7 November 2017
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