Posted: Tuesday, 15 May 2012
OTTAWA – A group of unions and non-government organizations say that recently announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) permitting employers to pay migrant workers up to 15% less and fast tracking employer applications for these workers… Read More
Posted: Monday, 14 May 2012
OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress wants the federal government to split off provisions regarding changes to Old Age Security (OAS) and several other important issues from its massive 425-page budget bill so that they can be considered and debated separately.
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Posted: Friday, 11 May 2012
OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says Canada’s job market remains fragile and this is no time for the federal government to make it more difficult for unemployed Canadians to receive Employment Insurance benefits.
Ken Georgetti was… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 9 May 2012
OTTAWA – On the 20th anniversary of the deadly Westray explosion that killed 26 miners in Nova Scotia, the Canadian Labour Congress has released a guide for investigating corporate criminal negligence in the workplace.
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Posted: Friday, 20 April 2012
OTTAWA – Hassan Yussuff of the Canadian Labour Congress, has been elected to a four-year term as president of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA). Yussuff, who is the CLC’s Secretary-Treasurer, was elected on April 20 at a TUCA convention… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2012
OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says it is “scandalous” that fewer than 40% of unemployed workers in Canada are receiving Employment Insurance benefits.
Ken Georgetti was responding to the release of Statistics Canada information… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 5 April 2012
OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has welcomed improvements in the job market in March, but Ken Georgetti says they may not be sustainable. “We are very pleased to see that the number of full-time jobs increased in March,” says Georgetti,… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Trade unions from Togo were the first of an alliance of African and Canadian unions to meet with a Canadian Consulate, to call on Canada’s Harper government to take the lead in raising HIV/AIDS issues at the G8 Summit in the United States next May. The action… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 29 March 2012
OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says the federal budget tabled on March 29 has failed Canadians by destroying valuable public services and jobs and attacking pensions.
“The government could have used this budget to help… Read More
Posted: Saturday, 24 March 2012
CLC will work to improve lives of Canadians
OTTAWA –- The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has congratulated Thomas Mulcair, the new leader of the New Democratic Party.
“The Canadian Labour Congress was a founding partner of the NDP in 1961… Read More