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Fraser Institute pension study hypocritical - Georgetti says Fraser fronts for big business, conservative politicians

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that a study released by the Fraser Institute, which attacks the pensions paid to men and women who provide public services to Canadians, is hypocritical. … Read More

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CLC criticizes freeze on EI premiums - Georgetti says it’s being done on backs of the unemployed

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government’s three-year freeze on Employment Insurance (EI) premiums is being done on the backs of unemployed Canadians. … Read More

Youth unemployment, quality of jobs a big concern: Georgetti comments on August job numbers

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that youth unemployment and the quality of jobs across the economy remain big concerns in Canada. Ken Georgetti was commenting on the release by Statistics Canada of its Labour Force Survey for… Read More

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Union wages benefit all communities: CLC president says much to celebrate on Labour Day

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says workers in Canada have much to celebrate on Labour Day because union wages benefit the entire community. “We believe in the old saying that what we desire for ourselves we wish for all,” says… Read More

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Verizon’s arrival will cost thousands of jobs: CLC says consumers will not benefit in the long run

OTTAWA ― The federal government’s decision to pave the way for the multinational giant Verizon to enter Canada’s telecommunications market will cost thousands of jobs and will not benefit consumers in the long run, says Ken Georgetti, President of the… Read More

CLC endorses consumer boycott of Labatt imports: St. John’s brewery workers on strike since April

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress has endorsed a national consumer boycott against a number of imported brands of Labatt beer and is calling on the company to return to the bargaining table. “This is a David and Goliath struggle between about 50 local… Read More

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Canada needs a jobs and training strategy: Georgetti comments on disappointing July job numbers

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the job numbers for July are a big disappointment and he is calling on the federal government and employers to invest in both job creation and training.   “Our economy lost 39,400 jobs… Read More

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Tinkering won’t fix TFWP’s flaws: Georgetti on changes to foreign worker program

OTTAWA ― The Conservative government’s announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) amount to tinkering and fail to address fundamental flaws with the program, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. “The government… Read More

The time for pension leadership is now: Georgetti calls on Premiers to move forward with an expanded Canada Pension Plan

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress is pleased Ontario has pledged to continue to press for an expanded Canada Pension Plan at this week's Council of the Federation meetings.  … Read More

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Who is on the Harper Government Enemies List? Canadian Labour Congress launches an online contest while it waits for the Harper Government to answer Access to Information Requests about “friend” and “enemy” stakeholder lists

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is quite sure its name is among the organizations and individuals on the Harper government’s list of “enemies” provided to new Cabinet Ministers earlier this week. But to confirm it, the CLC has filed formal… Read More

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