Press Releases Archive

Georgetti urges quick action on enhancing CPP - Says Canadians losing opportunities to save for retirement

OTTAWA – Finance Ministers should move as quickly as possible to provide enhancements to the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. “We have a looming pensions crisis and we can’t wait for year… Read More

Georgetti criticizes Flaherty announcement on pension reform: Says CPP remains far better option than private plans

OTTAWA – Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, says he is astonished and disappointed with federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s remarks which appear to favour new private sector pension plans rather than improving the Canada and Q… Read More

CLC presents sanctions-busting salary to Abousfian Abdelrazik

Hassan Yussuff, CLC Secretary-Treasurer, presented funds raised from the labour movement to Abousfian Abdelrazik on December 10, International Human Rights Day. The presentation occurred during a CLC-sponsored conference in Ottawa called Rise Up for Your Ri… Read More

Rise UP for Your Rights Conference - Day Two

CLC executive officers Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker welcomed 425 delegates and other visitors to day two of the Rise UP for Your Rights conference occurring in Ottawa between December 8-11. The CLC officers introduced panelists who talked about what … Read More

Rise up for your rights! Conference - Day 1 Highlights

About 425 delegates and other visitors are gathered in Ottawa from December 8-11 for the CLC-sponsored Rise UP for Your Rights conference. For nearly four years the Conservative government has been eroding human rights and dismantling Canada’s democratic … Read More

Jobs crisis far from over in Canada: CLC president responds to Statistics Canada job numbers

OTTAWA – The Canadian economy is not creating enough good jobs to accommodate a growing workforce and too much work is part-time, temporary and poorly paid, says Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Canadian workers were hit by a … Read More