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20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law 

May 9, 2024
On May 9th, 1992, 26 workers at the Westray mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia were killed in an underground explosion as a result of callous, corporate disregard for health and safety laws.  “We remember the 26 miners who died 32 years ago because of what a judge called ‘a complex mosaic of actions, omissions, mistakes, incompetence, apathy, cynicism, stupidity,…
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Unified labour front: Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union joins Canadian Labour Congress

May 8, 2024
Bruske: This signifies another pivotal moment in the growth and solidarity of Canada's labour movement.
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Cut interest rates to provide relief to families

May 2, 2024
Bruske: How many more workers will lose their jobs or homes before the Bank of Canada cuts interest rates?
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NEW POLL: CANADIANS BACK UNIONS TO DELIVER WORKER PROTECTIONS, FAIRER WAGES

May 1, 2024
Bruske: People want governments to remove obstacles to joining or forming a union. The best ticket to fairer wages and working conditions is a union card.
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Canada’s unions call for ‘Safe work now!’

April 26, 2024
As workers across the country prepare to mark the National Day of Mourning on April 28, Canada’s unions are calling on employers and governments to prioritize worker safety. This year’s demand for “Safe work now!” is a call to action for employers and governments to make work and workplaces truly safe spaces for all workers. “Too many workers are still…
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11 years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, Canada’s unions honour victims and continue demands to improve conditions for workers

April 23, 2024
April 24, 2024, marks 11 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This terrible and avoidable tragedy killed more than 1,134 workers and injured more than 2,600, unveiling the horrific conditions of work for millions of workers in an unregulated industry, not only in Bangladesh but in dozens of other countries as well. This…
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Earth Day 2024: Canada’s move to net-zero must have workers at its core

April 22, 2024
Canada’s unions were happy to see the Sustainable Jobs Act recently pass third reading in the House. The Sustainable Jobs Act says a net-zero economy should be built on well-paid and safe jobs with benefits and a union. In today’s rapidly changing climate, it’s workers who have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to shift to a sustainable economy for today’s…
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Canada’s unions are united: Want our votes? Enhance our rights!

April 18, 2024
Bruske: We want concrete action, not pretty words
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Touchdown! CFLPA joins Canadian Labour Congress

April 18, 2024
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) celebrates today’s affiliation of the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA).
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Labour reps discuss election strategy and union momentum

April 17, 2024
Bruske: Labour movement will aggressively defend the right of every worker to join or form a union.
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