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If it works, change it: Georgetti criticizes back door changes to Labour Code

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has expressed outrage over a back door attempt by the Conservative government to interfere in labour relations and the established rights of workers to join and remain in a union. … Read More

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CLC says Bill C-377 is political bullying: Georgetti asks Senate to throw out the Bill

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that a government bill claiming to promote financial transparency is actually meant to bully and harass unions and their members, and he is calling upon the Senate of Canada to defeat it. … Read More

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Legal experts say Bill C-377 is unconstitutional: Bill promoted by well-connected Conservative insiders

OTTAWA ― The Conservative government and its anti-union allies cannot find a single constitutional expert who will agree that Bill C-377 is constitutional, says Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour  Congress. “This bill singles out unions and… Read More

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CLC says government failing young workers: Only 13% of unemployed youth qualify for EI benefits

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government’s labour market policy is failing young Canadian workers. “Unemployment remains unacceptably high for younger Canadians and only a small fraction of those without… Read More

Migrant workers account for most new jobs: CLC has crunched numbers between 2008-2011

OTTAWA ― New research conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress shows that in recent years migrant workers are filling most of the new jobs created in the Canadian economy. “Roughly 75% of the new jobs created in Canada in 2010 and 2011 were filled by… Read More

CLC says changes to TFWP require enforcement: For too long government failed to consult

OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress acknowledges changes that the Conservative government has made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) but says those changes highlight the consequences of the government's failure to properly… Read More

CLC deplores preventable factory deaths in Bangladesh: Wants action from Canadian government

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress deplores the preventable deaths and injuries that have occurred as a result of a tragic factory collapse near Dhaka, Bangladesh, says CLC President Ken Georgetti. More than 305 workers lost their lives in the factory… Read More

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African & Canadian Unions launch new AIDS facebook & kick-off joint work program

Join the ‘Workers’ Health Network’ ’Workers’ Health Network’, a new Facebook page launched by Canadian and African unions, is dedicated to promoting the health and rights of workers and pressuring governments to deliver on their HIV and AIDS promises. … Read More

CLC makes Access to Info request on TFWP: Ottawa has not fulfilled Auditor General’s request

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress will make an Access to Information request for all documents related to the federal government's compliance with a 2009 Auditor General’s report regarding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). … Read More

Royal Bank abusing TFWP

The Royal Bank of Canada is abusing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to the detriment of both migrant and national workers, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. Georgetti was responding to news that 45 existing RBC employees,… Read More