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Improved job numbers may not be sustainable: CLC President comments on Labour Force Survey for March 2012

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has welcomed improvements in the job market in March, but Ken Georgetti says they may not be sustainable. “We are very pleased to see that the number of full-time jobs increased in March,” says Georgetti,… Read More

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African Unions Take Aim at Canadian Embassies: Kick Start the G8 Campaign on HIV/AIDS

Trade unions from Togo were the first of an alliance of African and Canadian unions to meet with a Canadian Consulate, to call on Canada’s Harper government to take the lead in raising HIV/AIDS issues at the G8 Summit in the United States next May. The action… Read More

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Georgetti says budget fails on jobs, pensions: CLC president says middle class under attack

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says the federal budget tabled on March 29 has failed Canadians by destroying valuable public services and jobs and attacking pensions.    “The government could have used this budget to help… Read More

Georgetti congratulates new NDP leader

CLC will work to improve lives of Canadians OTTAWA –- The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has congratulated Thomas Mulcair, the new leader of the New Democratic Party. “The Canadian Labour Congress was a founding partner of the NDP in 1961… Read More

Global Corporate Bullies: Here they come again

First it was Vale-Inco in Sudbury. Then it was Caterpillar in London. Now, workers are under attack in another community: this time at the hands of corporate giant Rio Tinto in Alma, Quebec. Alma has one of the world’s best, most modern and lowest cost… Read More

Ken Georgetti flags abuses of trade union rights in Mexico

OTTAWA – CLC President Ken Georgetti met on March 14th with Francisco J. Barrio-Terrazas, Mexico’s ambassador to Canada. Georgetti and other Canadian union leaders expressed concern about the continuing abuse of trade union rights by the Mexican government. Georgetti… Read More

Georgetti tells Minister Raitt to stop interfering in Air Canada bargaining: CLC President sends letter of protest to Labour Minister

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has written to Labour Minister Lisa Raitt to protest against her meddling in collective bargaining at Air Canada. … Read More

Next federal budget must assist in creating jobs: CLC President comments on job numbers for February 2012

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress is calling on the federal government to use its upcoming budget to assist in creating good, family supporting jobs. Ken Georgetti was commenting on the release by Statistics Canada of its Labour Force… Read More

African & Canadian Unions Launch G8 AIDS Campaign

Trade unions throughout Africa and Canada will call on the Canadian government to champion a focus on HIV & AIDS at the next G8 Summit at Camp David on May 18-19, 2012. Mr. Kwasi Adu-Amankwah of the African regional International Trade Union Confederation… Read More

The CLC Urges the Prime Minister to Support a comprehensive and robust United Nations Arms Trade Treaty 

Each day, armed conflict results in the deaths of 2,000 people worldwide, and countless others are maimed. Illicit and irresponsible transfers of arms are the cause of many of the world’s greatest human rights abuses, conflicts, and humanitarian disasters.… Read More