What We Care About

Working people deserve good jobs and fair working conditions.

Our economists, researchers and subject matter experts are nationally recognized for their skills and expertise, and produce in-depth analysis on issues such as working conditions, health and safety, wages and benefits, healthcare, pensions and retirement security.

Here are some of the ways working people are uniting to make an economy that works for us all.

Jobs, Economy and Environment

Canadian workers are building the economy, but many working families cannot make ends meet. The labour movement works to change…
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Better Pay and Benefits

When working people join together in unions to bargain for better wages and benefits, we help create a more just,…
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Workplace Health and Safety

Canadian workers have the right to refuse unsafe work, the right to be informed about hazards in the workplace, and…
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Trade and International Affairs

International trade is a vital part of the Canadian economy. International trade agreements must promote economic equality, encourage the creation…
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Retirement Security

Canada’s unions are leading efforts to improve pensions for all Canadians through the expansion of public pensions, negotiating workplace pension…
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Social Justice and Democracy

Everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed and contribute. Economic and social barriers can prevent people from reaching their fullest…
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Gender Equality

Women’s wages shouldn’t come at a discount, but the gender pay gap in Canada hasn’t improved in decades. In fact,…
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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…
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The Latest

Canada’s unions support the call for immediate action to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people

Canada’s unions are calling the long-awaited report on the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls the necessary and long overdue blueprint for immediate action. The report, released today, follows three years of painful testimonies from 2000 affected individuals and their families, shared during dozens of community meetings across the country. “The final report calls what is happening to Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people a ‘genocide’,” said Marie Clarke Walker, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).…
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Our Work

Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is proud to be working with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to implement a temporary initiative that will help 500 out-of-status construction workers find a pathway to permanent residence that will end the insecure nature of their employment and immigration status. Out-of-status workers are people who have come to Canada with valid temporary residence…
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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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Canada’s unions: federal government must fulfill anti-racism promises

Canada’s unions are marking this year’s International Human Rights Day by calling on the federal government to increase support for anti-racism initiatives now that Canadians have made it clear they will not support fear and division in their communities. During the federal election campaign, a few parties campaigned on anti-immigrant sentiment and against multiculturalism. Yet all the major political parties…
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