Around the World

The Canadian Labour Congress is active at home and on the international stage. We work with affiliates and other NGOs to bring labour rights to communities around the world. We promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

Issues and Research

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...
Posted: 17 January 2018

This year’s World AIDS Day campaign focuses on the right to good health, and exploring the challenges people around the world face in exercising that right.

Posted: 1 December 2017

It is estimated that over half a million Rohingya women, men, and children are currently living in dire conditions in Bangladesh – without clean water, sanitation, or even basic shelter.

Posted: 13 October 2017

June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the beginning of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Posted: 5 June 2017

Canada’s unions applauded today’s announcement that the federal government will reverse its position by fully supporting the listing chrysotile asbestos among hazardous substances regulated under...

Posted: 21 April 2017

On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, unions are on Parliament Hill with a unique experience that will let Members of Parliament and their staff see...

Posted: 21 March 2017