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UN Day for Older Persons: Canada’s unions call for strong supports for seniors

October 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the UN Day for Older Persons by highlighting the need for strong pension plans and social supports to help seniors retire in dignity at the end of their career. Canada’s elderly population is growing: Statistics Canada reports that nearly one in every five Canadians is 65 years of age or older. Nearly one in five current…
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O’Toole speaks out of both sides of his mouth on pensions

August 24, 2021
Conservative O’Toole spent career defending large corporations, can workers trust him now to stand up to his Bay St. buddies? Erin O’Toole’s pensions announcement today is long on rhetoric about concern for workers, but short on real answers to helping workers and pensioners in need. “Mr. O’Toole and the Conservatives’ platform doesn’t say if workers and pensioners will come before…
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Hidden in Conservative platform: An attack on public pensions and EI

August 19, 2021
Conservatives would relegate gig workers to second-class citizens in Canada’s workforce OTTAWA – Hidden in Erin O’Toole’s Conservative policy platform is a kick in the teeth for the retirement and job security of gig workers. “Conservatives have a policy plan that includes a blatant attack on public pensions. They would permanently relegate gig workers to second-class status in Canada’s workforce,”…
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CLC Canadian Council Statement on an Alberta Pension Plan

June 15, 2021
The Alberta Government of Jason Kenney has indicated its intention to explore withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Canada’s unions oppose this step and call on the Government of Alberta to abandon this ill-considered decision. Pension plans are complex, long-term arrangements. Funding, design and investment decisions made today will affect generations far into the future. Choices made about pensions…
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Canada’s unions welcome support for large industries

May 11, 2020
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions applaud today’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) announcement, which recognizes the importance of worker interests and collective agreements. “We’re glad to see the government announce support for hard-hit sectors, and companies that employ millions of Canadians,” said Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) President Hassan Yussuff. “Most importantly, the government has included explicit directives to respect collective…
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Canada’s unions deliver clear priorities for federal airline relief package

March 28, 2020
OTTAWA – Today, Canada’s airline unions met with the Minister of Finance and Minister of Transportation to share the concerns of aviation industry workers and to provide solutions to ensure the sector’s viability. Chief among their priorities is to ensure that any federal financial aid package responds to the needs of workers still on the job as well as the…
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Hundreds of activists bring union priorities to the Hill

February 25, 2020
OTTAWA – Hundreds of union activists are meeting with Members of Parliament and Senators today to discuss issues they want to see addressed in this Parliament’s first budget — with national pharmacare as their top priority. “We know that universal, public pharmacare will be less expensive and keep more people healthy and out of the hospital,” said Hassan Yussuff, President…
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Canada’s unions join Unifor’s call to end 60-day lockout

February 3, 2020
OTTAWA – After a 60-day lockout of refinery workers in Regina that has included picket lines and arrests, Canada’s unions are calling for this lockout to end. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) reaffirmed their commitment and solidarity with Unifor Local 594 workers who are ready to bargain a fair deal. “The union has demonstrated…
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Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with Co-op refinery workers

January 21, 2020
OTTAWA – Amid escalating tensions on the picket lines in Regina, including recent arrests, Canada’s unions are joining the growing chorus of support coming in from across the country. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) reaffirm their commitment to stand in solidarity with the workers. “Canada’s unions know the sacrifice it takes for workers to…
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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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