Press Releases

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 which… 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. … Read More

Government continues to target the Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME)

Since October 2009 the Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) has been one of the primary targets of the Mexican government's attack on Freedom of Association. Most recently, the government has failed to take action to recognize the union's national officers… Read More

Solidarity with Fiji – Urgent Action September 1, 2011

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is calling for all charges to be dropped against Daniel Urai, President of the Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC) and General Secretary of the National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries Employees (NUHCTIE)… Read More

Young workers bearing brunt of unemployment: CLC president comments on job numbers for July 2011

OTTAWA – Young workers continue to bear the brunt of unemployment in Canada and the government has to do something about it, says Ken Georgetti president of the Canadian Labour Congress. “There are far too many young people unemployed or working in part-time… Read More

CLC’s Erin Harrison speaks at UN about youth employment

The CLC’s Erin Harrison spoke on July 25 to a high level meeting at the United Nations in New York, which is considering the importance of youth participation in social integration, full employment and the eradication of poverty. Harrison, a CLC representative… Read More

CLC calls for Canada to lead international response to humanitarian crisis in East Africa

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress joins calls for Canada to pledge more in aid for the millions of people affected by severe drought in East Africa. "While the federal government has allocated $22 million in humanitarian aid to the region this year,… Read More

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“It’s a Lemon” - Canadian Labour Congress says feds new pension scheme a non-starter

OTTAWA – “Sounds like they’re trying to sell us a lemon.” That was Ken Georgetti’s reaction to an announcement earlier this week from the federal minister responsible for retirement security on the Conservative government’s plans to push ahead… Read More

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Ottawa must focus on younger workers: CLC President comments on job numbers for June 2011

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says that young workers continue to be victimized by high rates of unemployment and it wants Ottawa to create a strategy that would assist in providing full-time and secure employment for them. … Read More