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Let’s grasp this opportunity to shape a fair Canada for everyone

December 2, 2019
By Hassan Yussuff, as published in The Hill Times. Across the generations, our loved ones are anxious about the future. Polls show that millions of Canadians are worried about the rising cost of living, the increasing precarity of work, climate change, and so much more. The newly elected federal government has a lot to do to alleviate these types of…
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Unions mark Gender Equality Week with election demands

September 22, 2019
Canada’s unions are marking Gender Equality Week 2019 by calling on federal political parties to commit to creating a fair Canada for everyone. “Gender Equality Week was created to celebrate recent gains while reflecting on the work that needs to be done to improve gender equality and women’s rights across Canada,” said Marie Clarke Walker, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour…
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Working families have a lot at stake this election

September 2, 2019
By Hassan Yussuff You can be forgiven if you’ve avoided thinking about the upcoming federal election all summer, but Labour Day is here. That means it’s time to return to the fall routine and start thinking about how you are going to cast your ballot. You may have seen politicians working the barbecue circuit, vying for the support of workers…
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Labour Day 2019: Unions seek to put fairness on the ballot

September 2, 2019
This Labour Day, Canada’s unions are launching a campaign to make fairness a ballot box question in the October federal election. That means unions will be calling on Canadian workers to vote for candidates who support universal pharmacare, retirement security, climate action, equity and inclusion, and good jobs for everyone. “Over the last four years, our work has resulted in…
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Jobs, Economy and Environment

March 21, 2019
Canadian workers are building the economy, but many working families cannot make ends meet. The labour movement works to change this, advocating for a range of policies. Unions bargain for better wages and benefits, helping workers and their families and creating a more just, prosperous and equitable society.
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Decent work a priority for Canada’s unions

October 4, 2018
October 7th is the World Day for Decent Work and this year’s global theme is “Change the Rules.”  Around the world and here in Canada, unions mark the Day for Decent Work by organising, campaigning and advocating for improved working conditions for all workers. The Canadian Labour Congress is conducting campaigns calling on the federal government to address key issues…
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Canada’s unions will help shape a just transition for coal workers

April 24, 2018
Canada’s unions applaud today’s announcement by the federal government to strike a task force on “Just Transition” for coal workers. The Just Transition Task Force for Canadian Coal-Power Workers and Communities has been struck to draft a plan to support affected workers and communities as Canada moves to phase-out coal-fired power. CLC President Hassan Yussuff has been asked to lead…
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This Earth Day, unions are calling for a carbon reduction strategy for workers and communities

April 22, 2018
This Earth Day, Canada’s unions say workers and communities need a strategy for transitioning to a zero-carbon world. “Unions, business, communities and governments must work together on comprehensive strategies that will ensure those most affected can adapt and thrive as we shift to a zero-carbon economy,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff. Yussuff pointed to the reality of climate change around…
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Unions respond to US announcement on Paris climate change agreement

June 2, 2017
The international trade union movement is speaking out with deep concern following US President Donald Trump’s announcement about US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. This morning, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which represents 181 million workers in 163 countries, released a statement outlining the ways Trump’s decision puts workers and human rights at risk globally. Canadian Labour Congress…
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Involving workers to tackle climate change

April 20, 2017
Earth Day is an international call to action to protect the environment. With 2017 being celebrated as the150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, it is an opportunity to ask ourselves: What can we learn from what’s been done to our planet over the last 150 years? How can we tackle our environmental challenges to ensure a clean growth future for the next…
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