Women

The Canadian Labour Congress is committed to advancing women’s equality.

We organize conferences, workshops and think tanks to develop our analysis of the impact of corporate and government actions on women and to develop strategies to move women’s equality forward. We lobby governments and organize campaigns to win equality rights for women. Union women work in close alliance with women’s organizations across the country.

Relevant Issues for women:

Child CareDisability rights - Equal access to jobs and training - Homophobia and transphobia - Pay Equity - Racism - Equal access to EI and pensions - Harassment and 

Related News and Events

International Women’s Day: Women in Canada Need Child Care

On International Women’s Day we celebrate women’s achievements and also reflect on the barriers to equality that still remain in place. With a federal election on its way, this year the Canadian Labour Congress is focusing on the struggle to acce… Read More

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CLC President renews call for public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the 3.3 million members of the Canadian … Read More

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Related Statements

Sisters in Spirit 2014: Time for Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will mark October 4, 2014 as a day to honour and remember the lives of the many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and to once again urge the federal government to hold a National Inquiry. The C… Read More

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Submissions to Parliament

Submission to the Minister of Labour and Minister of the Status of Women on the Five-Year Review of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act

Introduction The CLC appreciates and welcomes the opportunity to provide input on the five-year review of the Wage Earner Protection Program. The Wage Earner Protection Program Act allows expedited payment of wages and benefi… Read More

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