Ending Discrimination

Together We’ve Got PRIDE

June 17, 2014

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  • We’ve been there at work, in the courts, and in the streets to defend the rights of our members, their partners and their families.  
  • We’ve been there to protest injustice and violence. We’ve taken on and won court cases to end discrimination.
  • We’ve won labour arbitrations for fair and equal treatment.
  • We’ve changed laws and transformed our communities and our country.
  • And we still have work to do.

Together We’ve changed the law!

Working together with communities and allies, unions have helped gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer people win:

  • the right to equal benefits for our partners and children
  • the same right to bereavement leave, family leave,
  • and parental leave days as other workers
  • the same right to pension benefits for our partners
  • the right to a safe and harassment-free workplace
  • legal recognition of equal marriage
  • the inclusion of gender identity in provincial
  • and territorial human rights codeser We’ve changed the law!
  • Workplace Health and Safety
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    May 17, 2022
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  • Social Justice and Democracy
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    May 16, 2022
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  • Ending Discrimination
  • Asian Heritage Month: Canada must do more to eliminate anti-Asian racism

    April 30, 2022
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  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • Canada’s unions celebrate end to discriminatory blood donation policy

    April 28, 2022
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  • Better Pay and Benefits
  • Statement of the CLC and provincial and territorial federations of labour in response to the Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee Report

    December 20, 2021
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  • Ending Discrimination
  • Human Rights Day: Canada must ratify C-189 to protect vulnerable domestic workers

    December 10, 2021
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  • Ending Discrimination
  • Sheryl Burns awarded the 2021 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

    December 2, 2021
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  • Ending Discrimination
  • Canada’s unions urge federal government to end conversion therapy

    November 19, 2021
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  • Gender Equality
  • President Bea Bruske available to speak about Canada’s unions’ priorities for new Parliament

    November 19, 2021
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