Social Justice and Democracy

Canada’s unions stand with hospital workers

September 13, 2021

Canada’s unions are standing in solidarity with hospital workers amid anti-vaccine protests being held in front of hospitals across the country.

“Hospital staff across Canada have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic, providing essential care and helping to keep our communities safe. Protesting vaccine mandates in front of hospitals where workers are providing life-saving care and some patients are fighting for their lives is not only thoughtless and ignorant, it could also be considered harassment,” said CLC President Bea Bruske.

As the Delta variant gains momentum in communities across Canada, health care workers and public health experts have raised the alarm about the potential strain the fourth wave could place on our hospital system. The COVID-19 crisis is not over and Canada’s unions strongly support vaccination against COVID-19 for every Canadian who can be vaccinated.

“Healthcare workers have been through enough over the last 18 months. Between the physical, mental and emotional toll of the pandemic, equipment and staffing shortages and rising rates of violence and harassment at work, they deserve our respect and support for the incredible work they continue to do. We stand with healthcare workers across Canada,” said Bruske.

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and provincial nurses’ unions across Canada are holding a National Day of Action on September 17 to demand that governments fix the country’s nursing crisis. Learn more about the day of action here.

  • Ending Discrimination
  • Global union leaders affirm support for Palestinian trade unions and the Palestinian people

    June 11, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • One step closer to universal pharmacare for Canadians

    June 4, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Ending Discrimination
  • Pride 2024: No one left behind: Equality, freedom, and justice for all

    June 1, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • On Injured Workers Day, Canada’s unions say: safe work now!

    May 31, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • National AccessAbility Week: Income Security Critical to Accessibility

    May 29, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Anti-Scab
  • Unanimous support from MPs for anti-scab legislation – now over to senators

    May 28, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • Reduce interest rates and offer relief to Canadian families – ball is in your court, Governor Macklem

    May 21, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • 20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law 

    May 9, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • Unified labour front: Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union joins Canadian Labour Congress

    May 8, 2024
    Click to open the link