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Senate votes to make it harder for Canadians to join a union

The Senate has passed a bill that will make it much more difficult for workers in federally regulated workplaces to join unions, and easier for a minority of workers to disband them. … Read More

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CLC seeks justice, fairness for migrant workers

On December 18, we join with migrant workers and their families in Canada and around the world, in observing International Migrants Day. On this day, we again call on the federal government to eliminate this country’s legalized discrimination against migrant… Read More

December 6, 2014: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

It has been twenty five years since 14 women were murdered at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. And yet, women and girls in Canada still face violence in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities every single day. Sexist images and attitudes are rampant… Read More

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We need to talk...about jobs

The Canadian Labour Congress says it's time to put jobs – good jobs – back on the country's political agenda. It's time for a Canada-wide conversation about jobs – the good jobs we need, the jobs we can save and how to move our economy forward. … Read More

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Spirit Synott - Winner of the 2014 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

The Canadian Labour Congress is pleased to announce that Spirit Synott has been awarded the 2014 Carol McGregor Award for Disability Rights Activism. … Read More

The Government of Canada should be improving access to permanent residency for migrant caregivers instead of restricting it

“The federal government must stop toying with migrant workers’ hopes and dreams, and extend permanent residency on arrival to newcomers arriving to do caring work in Canada,” said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. Right now,… Read More

Supreme Court backs teachers and reaffirms pregnancy leave rights

The Canadian Labour Congress is applauding a Supreme Court of Canada decision reaffirming that employment benefits for women who give birth are separate and distinct from parental leave benefits. The unanimous decision, delivered Wednesday immediately following… Read More

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Labour and Employers Discuss Ways to Advance Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Canadian Labour Congress and Federally-Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications sponsored a joint symposium in Toronto today on psychological health and safety in the workplace. The meeting included many Canadian unions that represent… Read More

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A No-Win Situation for Canadians

The most important economic problem faced by Canadians today is not government deficits, and solutions are not to be found in returning to balanced budgets too quickly. The most pressing problems faced by Canadians are a sluggish economic recovery, a stalled… Read More

More Young Workers Give Up Hope

Despite the positive signs in the most recent labour force survey from Statistics Canada, the picture for the next generation remains bleak. “Last month, another 26,000 young workers gave up looking for a job and left the labour market. If you look at the… Read More