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Time for a Change Tour

This fall we believe we can win a new government, but we need your help. Join us for a time for a change event in your community to see how you can get involved. These short and fun events will be a great opportunity to meet fellow labour activists in your… Read More

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Sign up to get involved in labour's campaign for a better Canada. Sign up to help us win a new government in the next federal election. Do you want to help us work for a better, more secure future for all Canadians? … Read More

Canada must stop attempts to silence legitimate protest

Canada’s central labour body is calling on the government to stop trying to shut down legitimate and nonviolent criticism of human rights abuses by Israel. We are very disturbed to see our government attempting to criminalize legitimate and nonviolent dissent.   … Read More

CLC joins national beer can boycott against Crown Holdings: Union members urged to buy their beer in bottles, not cans

OTTAWA ― Canada’s central labour body is calling on workers across the country to join a nation-wide boycott by buying their beer in bottles, not cans. The move backs a boycott launched by the United Steelworkers in support of 120 workers forced on strike… Read More

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Temporary Foreign Workers: the revolving door

They come to Canada to fill jobs that employers cannot find Canadians to fill, they work, pay taxes, contribute to CPP and they put back into the local economy.  These are Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW). The TFW program has existed for years. … Read More

Racism in Canada? Yes, it’s still rampant. And we need a government that will commit to working to end it.

On February 24, Quebec court Judge Eliana Marengo told a young Muslim woman named Rania El Alloul that she would not hear her case unless she removed her head scarf. We’ll be thinking of Rania El Alloul and other Canadian Muslims facing discrimination in… Read More

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 access quality… Read More

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Canadian unions join February 18 global mobilization on right to strike

The International Trade Union Confederation is calling on unions around the world to demonstrate their support for the right to strike on February 18. The mobilization comes in advance of a key decision being made in March by the International Labour Organization… Read More

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Memorial for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

On February 14th, communities across Canada will hold Women’s Memorial Marches to remember Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Canadian Labour Congress has already called for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous… Read More

Supreme Court affirms essential role of the right to strike in collective bargaining

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress is welcoming today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision affirming the right to strike as essential to meaningful collective bargaining. “Today’s decision levels the playing field for workers by placing checks on… Read More