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The CLC supports demands to end anti-union repression in Bahrain

The Canadian Labour Congress supports the LabourStart campaign to pressure Bahrain to respect fundamental human rights. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is concerned with the continuous attacks on the Bahraini trade union movement. Trade… Read More

CLC appalled that Canada blocks move to list asbestos as hazardous

OTTAWA – The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says he is appalled that the Canadian government has blocked an international effort to list chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous chemical. … Read More

CLC presents child care petitions to official opposition

Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress, has presented signed petitions calling for a national child care system to Jean Crowder, NDP Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Cowichan and child care critic for the official opposition. … Read More

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CLC’s Marie Clarke Walker to receive excellence award

Marie Clarke Walker, CLC Executive Vice-President, is among those receiving an award for excellence in public engagement on June 21. Sponsored by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), the Celebrate Canada event acknowledges the achievements of extraordinary… Read More

Ken Georgetti writes Prime Minister re: chrysotile asbestos and Rotterdam Convention

Dear Prime Minister: At the upcoming fifth Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention, the 143 countries that have ratified will decide whether to put chrysotile asbestos on the Convention’s list of hazardous substances. … Read More

Ken Georgetti writes Labour Minister Lisa Raitt re: Canada Post

Ken Georgetti writes Labour Minister Lisa Raitt protesting the Minister's interference in the collective bargaining process at Canada Post. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, MP Minister of Labour House of Commons Dear Minister: On behalf of the over three million… Read More

ILO convention on domestic workers will improve lives

GENEVA – An agreement adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on June 16 regarding decent work for domestic workers is precedent setting and it will bring about real change in the living and working conditions of those workers, says Barb Byers,… Read More

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Flat income figures show impact of recession - Georgetti says Employment Insurance saved many families

OTTAWA – The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says that information released today by Statistics Canada shows the devastating impact of the recession upon working families, and the importance of income support programs like Employment Insurance. … Read More

Ken Georgetti writes Labour Minister Lisa Raitt re: Air Canada

Ken Georgetti writes Labour Minister Lisa Raitt protesting the Minister's interference in the collective bargaining process at Air Canada. The Honourable Lisa Raitt Minister of Labour House of Commons Dear Minister: On behalf of the over three million members… Read More

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Ken Georgetti writes Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada

Ken Georgetti writes Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada urging the airline to get back to the bargaining table, withdraw their concessionary demands and reach a fair and reasonable settlement with his workers. Calin Rovinescu President and Chief… Read More