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Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA

**NOTE THAT DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS, THE CLC IS CURRENTLY WAIT LISTING NEW APPLICANTS TO THE PROGRAM. THERE IS NO FEE REQUIRED TO GET ON THE CLC’S WAITING LIST OR FOR APPLICATION PROCESSING AT THE CLC.**   Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is proud to be working with…
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Governments must honour Emancipation Day by addressing systemic racism

Canada’s unions are calling on governments at every level to mark Canada’s first national recognition of Emancipation Day by addressing systemic racism in employment experienced by Black workers. Emancipation Day has been observed in Ontario since 2008, but this year it will be commemorated across Canada for the first time. Over a year into the pandemic and one year after…
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CLC Statement on the fatal crane collapse in Kelowna, BC

Today we learned that five people lost their lives, and more were injured due to the tragic crane collapse in Kelowna, BC. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) extends its deepest condolences to the families, coworkers and friends of those people who didn’t return from work, as well as to those who suffered injuries and trauma as a result of this…
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CLC’s 2019 Q3 Labour Market Snapshot shows need for national child care strategy

OTTAWA – Recently released Statistics Canada data shows that women identify child care and family responsibilities as their main barrier to full-time employment, concludes a recent Labour Force Survey analysis by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Part-time jobs in Canada are typically low-wage with no benefits. The gap between part-time and full-time wage earners currently sits at approximately $9 per…
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A historic step towards greater protections for workers around the world

Canada’s unions join workers everywhere in celebrating today’s historic adoption of a new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention and Recommendation addressing violence and harassment in the world of work. After over a year of negotiations with governments, employers, and workers, the Centenary International Labour Conference adopted the new framework at its convention in Geneva. “It is a historic day,” said…
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Islamophobia at work requires immediate action, say Canada’s unions

Canada’s unions are proud to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with the release of a ground-breaking report on the impacts of Islamophobia in the workplace. Islamophobia at Work: Challenges and Opportunities explores the rise of anti-Muslim attitudes and discrimination in Canada. It provides recommendations for employers, trade unions, and government on how to address this…
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When workers unite, they make things better for everyone.

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The labour movement was created by people standing up together for fair wages, safe workplaces and decent work hours.

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Organizing a union in your workplace is about getting more rights and more power.

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Workers in unions are an important part of the local community and economy because that’s where they spend their paycheques.

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