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Stop playing politics with unemployed workers: CLC’s Georgetti comments on Statistics Canada employment numbers

OTTAWA – The federal government should stop playing political games that stigmatize unemployed workers, says Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti. “Recently, some cabinet ministers have tried to justify their government’s policy failures… Read More

Black History - African Heritage Month 2013

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is pleased to acknowledge and celebrate Black History /African Heritage month this February. The CLC’s Working Voices Black History/African Heritage month provides informative illustrations of members of the black community… Read More

CLC report: Corporate Tax Freedom Day is January 30 - Big businesses hoard cash from tax giveaways, not investing in jobs

OTTAWA – A research study by the Canadian Labour Congress shows that CEOs in Canada could be dancing in their suites to celebrate Corporate Tax Freedom Day on January 30. Their companies will by then have paid their share of taxes to all levels of government… Read More

The Buck Shouldn't Stop at Theresa Spence

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EI program failing unemployed workers: CLC comments on Statistics Canada employment numbers

OTTAWA – The Employment Insurance program continues to fail unemployed workers, says Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti. “We know that only 37.9% of unemployed Canadians actually qualify for Employment Insurance,” Georgetti says. “That… Read More

Conservatives take away benefits from seasonal migrant workers

On December 6, 2012, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley, under the logo of the government’s questionable Economic Action Plan announced yet another attack on migrant workers. Just 15 days before Christmas, Minster Finley issued… Read More

GM job cuts in Oshawa sign of disrespect: CLC says governments must work to reverse decision

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says an announcement by General Motors that it will shut down part of its production in Oshawa shows disrespect for Canada, Ontario and the local community. “General Motors owes Canada more than this,”… Read More

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CLC disappointed on CPP failure: Will keep working with provinces to move ahead

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says he is deeply disappointed that the country’s Finance Ministers have once again failed to move forward on improving the Canadian Pension Plan, but he says most provinces want CPP reform and he… Read More

Provinces must stand up to Ottawa on CPP - CLC says Conservatives trying to sabotage talks

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that provincial and territorial Finance Ministers’ meeting near Ottawa cannot allow the federal government to sabotage discussions aimed at improving the Canada Pension Plan.   … Read More

CLC sends strongly-worded letter to PM on Bill C-377: Accuses Conservatives of hypocrisy, lying

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has sent a strongly-worded letter to the Prime Minister regarding legislation that will harass unions, invade the personal privacy of Canadians and cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. “I write… Read More

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