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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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One step closer to universal pharmacare for Canadians

June 4, 2024
Bruske: Pharmacare is the most significant enhancement to our healthcare system since the introduction of public healthcare in Canada.
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Pride 2024: No one left behind: Equality, freedom, and justice for all

June 1, 2024
For Pride 2024, Canada’s unions stand firm under the banner of “No One Left Behind: Equality, Freedom, and Justice for All.” In solidarity with our 2SLGBTQI+ siblings, we affirm our commitment to safeguarding the rights of 2SLGBTQI+ people and refusing any attempts to turn back the progress we’ve fought tirelessly to achieve. 2SLGBTQI+ workers are integral members of Canada’s labour…
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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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National AccessAbility Week: Income Security Critical to Accessibility

May 29, 2024
Canada’s unions mark National AccessAbility Week by calling on the federal government to support people with disabilities amid Canada’s cost of living crisis. Poverty remains a significant barrier to economic and social inclusion for persons with disabilities.    National AccessAbility Week celebrates the valuable contributions of people with disabilities in Canada and highlights the actions needed to create an accessible Canada.…
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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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