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Labour celebrating historic wins – but the fight is not over

June 21, 2024
Bruske: This parliamentary session was a historic triumph for the labour movement – but we still have work to do. OTTAWA – As Parliament adjourns for the summer, Canada’s unions are celebrating major and historic victories for the labour movement. However, the struggle is far from over. We are finally charting a course towards a sustainable future with workers at…
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Canada’s unions: workers have waited long enough to pass Bill C-64, An Act Respecting Pharmacare

June 18, 2024
Bruske: The Senate must pass the bill without amendments or further delays. OTTAWA- Pharmacare is about ensuring that families across Canada have access to better health care by covering prescription medications. It fills a critical gap in our healthcare system but, the Senate’s delay in passing Bill C-64 is jeopardizing this critical legislation. “Millions of Canadians have waited long enough…
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Global union leaders affirm support for Palestinian trade unions and the Palestinian people

June 11, 2024
This week the leaders of seven Global Union Federations (GUFs) and the International Trade Union Confederation travelled to Ramallah to convey their solidarity to unions in the West Bank and Gaza. These organizations represent almost every sector of the global economy and have members in more than 150 countries representing over 200 million workers. Working with Palestinian affiliates and others,…
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On Injured Workers Day, Canada’s unions say: safe work now!

May 31, 2024
June 1st is Injured Workers Day. Far too many workers continue to be injured on the job – many in critical, life-changing ways. According to the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada, an astounding 348,747 lost time claims were made in 2022, the last year for which complete data is available. Shockingly, this number doesn’t even count those who…
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Unanimous support from MPs for anti-scab legislation – now over to senators

May 28, 2024
Bruske: My message to the Senators is clear: Pass Bill C-58 without further delays. The future of workers and the integrity of our labour system depend on it. OTTAWA — Today marks a significant milestone in the history of the labour movement as Canadian Labour Congress President, Bea Bruske, and Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice President, Siobhán Vipond, stood with…
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Reduce interest rates and offer relief to Canadian families – ball is in your court, Governor Macklem

May 21, 2024
Bruske: Workers are still paying too high of a price; interest rates must come down.
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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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