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December 23, 2019
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Collective bargaining is good for everyone

By Hassan Yussuff, as published in the Globe and Mail.   The holidays aren’t solely about gift-giving and spreading good cheer. Many workers find themselves having to walk a picket line around this time of year. Everywhere you look these days, teachers, public transit workers, railway and refinery workers seem to be involved in some kind of job action as…
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June 20, 2019
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Canada’s unions stand with locked out steelworkers in Quebec

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) fully supports the United Steelworkers (USW) complaint against the Government of Quebec for violating international labour laws and severely impeding the rights of workers. One thousand members of USW have been locked out of their workplace at an aluminum smelter in Bécancour, Quebec for the past 17 months. Over the spring of 2019, Quebec’s Premier François…
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December 20, 2018
issues

Social Justice and Democracy

Everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed and contribute. Economic and social barriers can prevent people from reaching their fullest potential. Working together, we can help to remove those barriers.
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July 31, 2017
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TWLH-Oct-2

As Canada moved into the 1970s, workers faced difficult economic times. Work was changing with the early stages of globalization and automation. Workers were losing their jobs as employers adopted new technologies at home and shifted production to lower-paid workers overseas. Inflation was on the rise along with that unemployment. The Canadian dollar lost its value and drastic increases in…
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July 5, 2016
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Trudeau government must put an end to Canada Post’s pension attack

Canada Post Corporation is set to lock out 50,000 postal workers and jeopardize mail service across Canada as early as this Friday. In spite of long-standing profitability, Canada Post is proposing steep concessions that would entrench unfair wages and undermine pensions for future generations. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) responded by calling on the Trudeau government to rein in the…
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February 2, 2016
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TPP: A Conservative deal that’s bad for Canada

This week the federal government plans to sign on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after which Canada will be locked into a two-year countdown to ratify the deal, despite the controversy surrounding it. Last week, Canadian Labour Congress President, Hassan Yussuff, and several other Canadian union leaders met with Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland to express serious concerns about the deal.…
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May 12, 2015
research

The gig-economy: Uber good or Uber bad?

If you’ve used the Uber app for a cheap ride, bought or sold products on Kijiji, rented room on Airbnb, donated to a campaign through Indiegogo, or used Handy for help around the house, you’ve taken part in a rapidly emerging trend: the gig-economy. The gig-economy has generated USD $15 billion in revenues for transportation, retail, accommodation, service, and financial…
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January 30, 2014
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Opinion: Why Slashing Corporate Tax Rates Was Detrimental to Ordinary Canadians

As published on huffingtonpost.ca A Canadian Labour Congress research report shows that, due to lavish tax breaks, the largest of Canada’s non-financial corporations had paid their entire share of taxes to all levels of government in 2012 by the end of January. We call that Corporate Tax Freedom Day. Since 2000, the general federal corporate income tax rate has been…
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January 29, 2014
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What did Corporate Tax Cuts Deliver? A Background Report for Corporate Tax Freedom Day 2014

It has become the norm to believe that cutting corporate income taxes is good for the economy. We have been led to believe that cutting corporate income taxes to increase after-tax corporate profits would lead companies to re-invest in operations like research and development, machinery and staff training to boost productivity. This in turn would stimulate economic growth, and create…
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January 29, 2014
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January 29 is Corporate Tax Freedom Day – CLC report: Many businesses hoarding cash from tax giveaways rather than invest in creating jobs

OTTAWA ― A research study by the Canadian Labour Congress shows that Corporate Tax Freedom Day occurs on January 29.  “Governments have slashed corporate taxes so deeply that in 2012 companies paid their share of taxes to all levels of government for the entire year by January 29,” says CLC Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff. “We hold Corporate Tax Freedom Day to…
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