Press Releases Archive

Georgetti says too many unemployed being denied benefits: Ottawa must address lack of access to EI

The federal government must address the lack of access by unemployed Canadians to Employment Insurance benefits says Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. Georgetti was responding to the release by Statistic Canada of figures for July 2… Read More

Canadians not getting value for corporate tax breaks - CLC says Ottawa must tie tax cuts to job creation

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government is getting poor value for the $31 billion that it has provided in corporate tax breaks during the past four years. “The government’s policy of cutting corporate taxes and hoping t… Read More

Ottawa must have a jobs plan in slowing economy: CLC President comments on job numbers for August 2011

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says the economy is slowing down and that Ottawa must come forward with a jobs plan to keep unemployment from rising in coming months. “Industrialized economies are stalled or even shrinking and this means a lot of… Read More

No weighted vote for unions in NDP leadership - But CLC President says labour supports party

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says speculation about the labour movement having undue influence in selecting the next leader of the New Democratic Party is wrong.  “I want to set the record straight,” says CLC President Ken Georgetti.  “T… Read More

Egypt – Trade Union Rights

The Canadian Labour Congress wrote to Egyptian Prime Minister Sharaf to express concern regarding the continued lack of trade union rights in Egypt. Although important changes are now underway, the global labour community remains concerned that two laws whi… Read More

Labour Day 2011 – What’s gone wrong for Canadian workers?

CLC officers will celebrate Labour Day with Canadian workers on Monday, September 5. CLC President Ken Georgetti will be in Halifax, while Hassan Yussuff, CLC Secretary-Treasurer, will be in Toronto. Executive Vice-Presidents Barbara Byers and Marie Clarke … Read More

Bahrain’s Anti-union Repression

The Canadian Labour Congress joins the International Trade Union Confederation in calling for the immediate release of trade union leaders facing trial before a military tribunal next week and for the reinstatement of illegally dismissed workers. The autho… Read More