The Canadian Labour Congress is committed to the equality of all people in Canada. The CLC’s equality work includes opposition to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

We have worked to challenge homophobia and transphobia in our workplaces, to negotiate collective agreements to protect and to provide equal access to all benefits for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) members and their families.

We organize conferences and workshops to advance issues of concern to our LGBT members and to develop strategies to move the equality struggle forward. We lobby governments and organize campaigns to win changes to human rights legislation, for equal benefits and for equal marriage. We continue to organize for trans human rights and to eliminate homophobia and transphobia.

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Black History - African Heritage Month 2013

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is pleased to acknowledge and celebrate Black History /African Heritage month this February. The CLC’s Working Voices Black History/African Heritage month provides informative illustrations of members of the… Read More

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Submissions to Parliament

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women regarding Bill C-471

On behalf of the 3.2 million members of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), we want to thank you for the opportunity to present our views on C-471. The CLC brings together Canada’s national and international unions along with the provincial and… Read More

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