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September 20, 2019
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Canadian Labour Congress stands in solidarity with student-led Global Climate Strike

Students around the world are taking bold action to protect the planet, holding climate strikes every Friday, pushing for urgent and ambitious climate action to limit global warming. The strikes were started in August of 2018 by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. These #FridaysForFuture student strikes now take place in communities all over the world, including across Canada. Students are…
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July 17, 2019
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Labour Market Snapshot – Q2 2019

In the CLC’s latest Labour Market Snapshot, analysis shows that Canada’s strong job numbers mask the reality of struggling young workers.   While unemployment rates continue to fall overall, many Canadians aged 15-29 are staying in school or giving up looking for work altogether. In particular, the number of people aged 25 to 29 who are not in employment, education,…
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December 20, 2018
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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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October 5, 2017
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October 7 is the World Day for Decent Work

October 7, 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work, a day when unions around the world unite in action for decent work. What is “decent work”? Access for all workers to quality jobs, dignity, equality, and safe working conditions. Putting workers at the centre of development and giving them a voice in what they do.…
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May 30, 2017
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$15 minimum wage and fairer employment coming to Ontario

The Canadian Labour Congress joins workers’ advocates celebrating today’s announcement that the Ontario government will raise the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, and reform the province’s employment standards and labour relations laws to improve fairness for all workers. “Raising the minimum wage to $15 will support millions of Ontario workers – thirty percent of the province…
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May 23, 2017
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Ontario must seize the opportunity to make our changing workplaces fair

With today’s long-anticipated release of the Changing Workplaces Review report, the Canadian Labour Congress is calling on the Ontario government to go further than the report’s recommendations in order to raise standards for all workers, unionized or not. “Today’s Changing Workplaces Review report acknowledges many of the key issues facing today’s workers, like unpredictable hours, job misclassification and barriers to joining…
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October 6, 2016
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Let’s make decent work a reality for all Canadians

Let’s face it: low-wage, insecure, part-time work is no way to live life now, or build a future. But today, too many Canadians – especially younger Canadians – are having to do just that.  October 7th, the international Day for Decent Work, is an opportunity for all workers to reflect on our current situation and call for better jobs.  Here…
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August 11, 2016
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Young Canadians need more opportunities

As the world celebrates International Youth Day on August 12, the Canadian Labour Congress is asking the federal government and employers to invest more in job training and employment opportunities to help young Canadians break away from the ongoing cycle of precarious work and unemployment.  In Diving without a parachute: Young Canadians versus a precarious economy – released today –…
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July 28, 2016
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Work is changing. Workplace standards need to change too.

The Canadian Labour Congress welcomes today’s interim report of Ontario’s Changing Workplace Review. The report acknowledges the many ways in which work is changing in the 21st century. It also paves the way for legislated improvements that would lift the standards for every worker in the modern workplace, whether unionized or not. “We know that our world of work is changing,…
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July 21, 2016
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What an expanded CPP means for someone like you

What does a better plan for all mean, in real terms? We calculated the difference that the Finance Ministers' planned CPP expansion would make for four typical Canadians, whose stories might be similar to you, or someone you care about. Fitness Instructor Jayden is a 24-year-old fitness instructor. He combines several part-time jobs at fitness centres around Mississauga and Etobicoke. His income…
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