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Canada’s unions have a role to play in promoting fairness, equality and freedom from violence for all workers, regardless of age, race, religion, ability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, or sexuality. As unions we can help to educate and empower our members so that all workplaces are welcoming and inclusive.

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Justice for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples is long overdue

The discovery of 215 children in an unmarked burial site in Kamloops has reminded us all about the horrors of the residential school system. All across Canada, First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) peoples continue to experience the devastating impacts and traumatic legacy of colonialism, violence and systemic racism. It’s time for everyone in Canada to take an active role…
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Pride Events 2021

August 4, 2021,
2021 Pride dates across Canada Please note that due to COVID-19, many Pride events have moved online. Please check event…
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Resources

Doing Things Differently: A Disability Rights At Work Handbook

This guide is designed for trade union leaders, union staff representatives, local executive, committee members and shop stewards. The handbook provides an overview of disability rights issues in Canada, with a specific focus on advancements and challenges in workplaces and in the union movement. This includes a comprehensive guide on the duty to accommodate, a checklist for organizing accessible events,…
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Islamophobia at Work

In recent years we have seen growing mistrust and demonization of Muslims around the world. Canada’s unions have a responsibility to understand, confront and interrupt racism and discrimination in our workplaces, organizations and communities.
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LGBTQ2SI Collective Bargaining Guide

Collective agreements need to meet the needs of all our members. This 2015 guide will provide you with tools to craft collective agreement language that promotes the rights of members belonging to the LGBTQ2SI community.
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Workers in Transition Guide

A guide designed for trade union leaders, union staff representatives, local executive, committee members and shop stewards. We all have a role to play to better protect the rights of our trans members and ensure they have the support they need in our workplaces, in our unions and in our communities.
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Our Work

Open Letter to the Working People of Canada

Friends and Allies, A few short weeks ago, I was truly honoured to be elected to serve the working people of Canada as president of the Canadian Labour Congress. My fellow officers and I do not take this responsibility lightly – and it is not a job anyone can do alone. We are counting on you for your support ……
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Canada’s unions say this Canada Day is a time for reconciliation, not celebration

In light of the recent discovery of the remains of nearly 1,000 children at former residential schools, this Canada day needs to be about reflection and action. Canada’s unions are calling for July 1st celebrations to be replaced this year with actions in support of reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit people across the country. “Indigenous people and their…
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Canada’s unions welcome new hate speech provisions, express concern about timing

Canada’s unions are cautiously welcoming proposed federal legislative amendments to make it easier to prosecute and hold accountable purveyors of hate speech. The federal government tabled amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Criminal Code and the Youth Criminal Justice Act on Wednesday. Yet Canada’s unions say the timing is disappointing, as the House’s adjournment for the summer and…
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