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Over 50 organizations call on Canadian government to support survivors of Rana Plaza tragedy

OTTAWA ― Over fifty human rights, religious, international development, trade union, women’s, teacher, student, community and investor organizations have released an Open Letter calling on the Canadian government to publicly urge Canadian companies whose… Read More

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When will good jobs become the priority? Canada's job market sheds a record 112,000 private-sector jobs

OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says it's clear Canada's job market remains stuck in the mud and isn't going anywhere without immediate and forceful action, pointing to the loss of 112,000 private-sector jobs last month that resulted… Read More

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It's (still) time for leadership on jobs: Revised job numbers for July don't change the story

OTTAWA ― While today's revised job numbers from Statistics Canada show fewer jobs were lost than those originally reported, it's the same story as far as the quality of the new jobs available to Canada's 1.35 million unemployed workers. Between June and… Read More

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CLC says jobs recovery has stalled: Hassan Yussuff comments on job numbers for June

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that, despite the rosy picture painted by Conservative politicians in a new social media campaign, millions of Canadians are struggling to find full time jobs that pay decently. So far this year the working age… Read More

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Nigerian Unions, Government and Employers Strike Deal Over HIV and AIDS

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the African Regional organization of the International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC-Africa) take decisive steps by bringing key stakeholders together. … Read More

The CLC Calls on the Federal Government to Move Forward, Not Backward, on Retirement Security

OTTAWA ― Hassan Yussuff, the President of the Canadian Labour Congress, says that the labour movement in Canada has clearly and forcefully told the federal government that it has no business encouraging employers to tear up past pension promises and cut… Read More

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You're doing it wrong: CLC President reacts to CBC cuts

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) shares the sense of shock and dismay at the deep cuts announced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Reacting to news that up to 1,500 jobs will be eliminated in the coming years and an abandonment of… Read More

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Governments failing young Canadian workers: CLC calls for national jobs strategy

OTTAWA ― Far too many young Canadian workers are either unemployed or underemployed and governments must come up with a strategy to solve the problem – a problem that has been with us persistently since the 2008 recession, says Hassan Yussuff, president… Read More

CLC says April unemployment statistics still grim

OTTAWA ― New Statistics Canada unemployment figures for April are grim again and show the federal government has no solutions for the country’s more than one million unemployed, says the Canadian Labour Congress. The Labour Force Survey for April 2014… Read More

CLC condemns kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) condemns the recent kidnapping by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram of more than 300 schoolgirls aged 9 to 15 years of age, from Chibok village, Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. The threat by this armed group to… Read More