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

On the International Transgender Day of Visibility, make sure no one is left behind

This year, on the International Transgender Day of Visibility, perhaps more than ever, it is important that allies celebrate trans lives loudly and clearly.  While we are all struggling to make sense of the current crisis, we have to consider the most marginalized among us, who are always facing threats to their safety and security that the rest of us are now…
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Home is not safe for everyone: Domestic violence during a pandemic

Canada’s unions are calling for increased vigilance and awareness to the growing risk of domestic violence amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The recommendation that people stay in their homes, along with added financial pressure and stress, can elevate the risk of violence and further entrenches isolation, which increases opportunities for abusers to exert power and control. Women’s shelters and transition houses…
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Canada’s unions say marginalized workers must not be forgotten during pandemic

Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by calling on the federal government to protect the rights of marginalized workers and refugees as part of its COVID-19 response. Migrant workers, undocumented people, people living on low-incomes, international students, racialized workers and refugees are particularly vulnerable to the health fallout of the current pandemic, as…
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