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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

CLC wants immediate action on skills training: Georgetti comments on Statistics Canada March job numbers

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress wants immediate action to provide skills training to unemployed Canadians. Ken Georgetti was commenting on the release by Statistics Canada of its Labour Force Survey for March 2013. There were 1,374,700… Read More

1,500 Labour Activists Stood Up for Fairness at CLC's Largest Conference

Stand Up for Fairness, the Canadian Labour Congress' largest political action conference in its history, brought together 1,500 union activists in Toronto from March 22-24. Participants were asked to share strategies and tactics to engage with both union members… Read More

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Summit tackles growing unfairness in Canada: Unions resolve to be part of solution

More than 350 labour leaders met for a one-day summit on Friday, March 22 in Toronto to talk about how their members can advocate for greater fairness for all Canadians. … Read More

Georgetti wants all out effort on skills training: Ottawa should drop preoccupation with balancing budget

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress is calling for an all out effort to provide skills training to unemployed Canadians. … Read More

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The Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award 2013 Recipients

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of workers who have made an impact in the union and/or the community by… Read More

CLC’s Barb Byers at UN sessions on violence against women and girls

Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress, accompanied a delegation of Canadian trade union leaders and activists at the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York City beginning on March 4.  "We want… Read More

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