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September 22, 2019
Articles

Unions mark Gender Equality Week with election demands

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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September 20, 2019
Articles

Let’s all commit to ending racism

By now, you’ve probably seen old images of the Prime Minister in brownface and blackface resurface in the media.   Not only are they shocking and disturbing, they are deeply hurtful to those of us who have faced racism and discrimination firsthand. It brings to the forefront the injustices committed against people of colour and Indigenous communities in this country for over 150…
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March 21, 2019
Media Releases

Islamophobia at work requires immediate action, say Canada’s unions

Canada’s unions are proud to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with the release of a ground-breaking report on the impacts of Islamophobia in the workplace. Islamophobia at Work: Challenges and Opportunities explores the rise of anti-Muslim attitudes and discrimination in Canada. It provides recommendations for employers, trade unions, and government on how to address this…
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March 15, 2019
Articles

Statement by CLC President Hassan Yussuff on terrorist attack on mosques in New Zealand

Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, made the following statement today on the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. “On behalf of Canada’s 3.3 million workers, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families and victims of the terrorist attacks on the Muslim houses of prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand. Canada’s unions…
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February 6, 2019
Articles

Why Canada’s unions are highlighting environmental racism during Black History Month

Environmental racism is the development and implementation of environmental policy on issues such as toxic waste disposal sites, pollution, and urban decay in areas with a significant ethnic or racial population. Believe it or not, Canada is not immune to these policies. This Black History Month, Canada’s unions say there can be no environmental justice without racial justice: addressing anti-Black…
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December 20, 2018
issues

Ending Discrimination

Promoting human rights and ending discrimination are key components of the work of Canada’s unions, here in Canada and around the world.
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December 10, 2018
Articles

Canada’s unions mark Human Rights Day by challenging rising racism and discrimination

Canada’s unions are marking International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by calling on Canadians to collectively confront racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia. With hate crimes on the rise, the Canadian Labour Congress is encouraging people to endorse the Charter for Inclusive Communities which promotes “inclusive, just, and respectful communities in Canada”. Recent data released by…
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June 19, 2018
Media Releases

Canada must offer sanctuary for refugees, as U.S. fails the safety test

This year, international recognition of the United Nations’ World Refugee Day is set against the backdrop of harsh new policies being imposed on migrants by the U.S. government. Canada’s unions are marking the occasion by calling on the Canadian government to embrace migrants and refugees and re-examine the status of the United States as a “safe third country.” “The Canadian…
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March 21, 2018
Articles

Canada’s unions continue to challenge racism, xenophobia and discrimination

On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Canada’s unions are urging the federal government to take comprehensive steps to address race-based discrimination including systemic racism, anti-Indigeneity, anti-Black racism, and xenophobia. “As we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Canada’s unions are proud to continue to stand up for human rights.…
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February 1, 2018
Op-eds

Canada’s unions call on federal government to create national strategy on anti-Black racism

To mark Black History Month, Canada’s unions are renewing their call on the federal government to commit to an anti-Black racism strategy. Such a strategy would require the government to commit to analyzing race-based statistics on how various institutional policies impact Canada’s Black communities. The key objective would be to eradicate institutionalized racism that is disproportionately harming this specific segment…
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