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Conservatives blocking CPP improvements Finance Minister pandering to special interest groups

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says the Conservative government is blocking all attempts to improve the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, and Ken Georgetti is calling on ordinary citizens to help provincial governments push back against… Read More

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Now is the time to expand the CPP: New CLC research shows enhancements affordable

OTTAWA ― Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, says that the time for action has arrived on expanding the Canada and Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP).  “Retirement security is one of Canadians’ biggest concerns and rightly so,” Georgetti… Read More

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Part-time jobs, discouraged workers the new norm: CLC responds to November Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that unemployment remains high in post-recession Canada and that both the number and quality of new jobs leave much to be desired. … Read More

CLC mourns passing of Nelson Mandela - Unions were involved in anti-apartheid struggle

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that workers everywhere are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and leader of the African National Congress (ANC). “Canadians will forever remember the courage… Read More

CLC, Western University launch first ever nation-wide workplace survey

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress, working in partnership with researchers at Western University, is launching a national survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces, the first-ever survey of its kind in Canada. … Read More

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Jack Munro, a hero for working people

Georgetti comments on death of famed BC labour leader OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress is describing Jack Munro who died on November 14 as a larger-than-life working-class hero. “I knew Jack well and I can say that he was a hero for… Read More

Philippines Typhoon Relief

Relief efforts are underway in the Philippines after Friday's massive typhoon, with some analysts calling it the most powerful storm to ever make landfall. Thousands may be dead, and homes, businesses and infrastructure are lying in ruin. Your help is urgently… Read More

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Canadian workers being under-utilized: Ken Georgetti responds to Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that too many Canadian workers are stuck in part time jobs and others have given up looking for work altogether.  … Read More

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Labour Code changes target collective bargaining: CLC’s Georgetti calls it affront to democracy

OTTAWA ― Amendments that the Conservative government has slipped into a giant budget bill is an attack on the constitutional right to collective bargaining, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. “The Conservative government is… Read More

Labour Code changes endanger workers: Amendments buried in budget bill

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that the lives of workers in the federal sector will be placed in danger as a result of cynical amendments that the Conservative government is making to the Canada Labour Code. “These amendments could put workers’… Read More