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

Canada’s unions have a role to play in promoting fairness, equality and freedom from violence for all workers, regardless of…
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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

Federal government’s new bill on climate change an important step on the hard road ahead

Canada’s unions are welcoming the tabling of new federal legislation that puts the country on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. However, there is much work to do to get there, said Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. “This bill provides a solid path towards reaching Canada’s targets. That being said, it will take…
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CLC joins global unions in calling on G20 leaders to lay foundation for a New Social Contract

The Canadian Labour Congress joins trade unions from around the world to urge leaders of the G20 to heed the call from the Labour 20 Group to take all necessary measures to contain and eliminate the pandemic and lay the foundation for a New Social Contract as the cornerstone for ensuring recovery and resilience. The L20 statement to the G20…
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Canada’s Unions Mark Trans Day of Remembrance

Canada’s unions are marking this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance by calling on the federal government to implement a ban on conversion therapy. Conversion therapy aims to change an individual’s sexual orientation or to change an individual’s gender identity. This harmful practice negatively impacts LGBTQ2SI people and reinforces myths and stereotypes. “Conversion therapy is a cruel and dangerous practice that…
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