Publications

Advancing Equity by the Numbers and Reporting on Past Promises - A Survey

At the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) 2008 Convention, delegates passed two important equity resolutions: i) for the CLC and its affiliates to undertake a gender and equity audit; and ii) to survey affiliates on their progress implementing the recommendatio… Read More

Georgetti letter challenges Prime Minister on asbestos

CLC President Ken Georgetti has written to Stephen Harper challenging the Prime Minister’s continued support during the election campaign for Canada’s asbestos industry. Georgetti says asbestos is responsible for killing 100,000 people a year and its us… Read More

Recession Watch Bulletin: Issue 5 - Spring 2011

This is the fifth in a series of analytical reports from the Social and Economic Policy Department of the Canadian Labour Congress looking at the impacts of the global economic crisis on the jobs, wages, and economic security of working Canadians. 1. Intro… Read More

Retirement Security and the 2011 Federal Election

  How do the platforms of the federal political parties stack up on the issue of retirement security?   Conservative Party   Liberal Party … Read More

CLC Analysis of the 2011 Federal Budget

Introduction With unemployment and underemployment still at high levels, the federal government should have led the way to a sustained and broadly shared economic recovery. Instead, the Conservative Budget introduces only very modest new job creation and s… Read More

Letter of support to Mr. Koga Nobuaki, President JTUC-RENGO

The CLC offers its condolences and support to the workers of Japan. Dear Brother Nobuaki, We are monitoring the news about the biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years and the resulting tsunami. We are astonished by their magnitude and can only im… Read More

Research Note: Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs)

The purpose of this research note is to critically examine the proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plans and to compare this option to expansion of the Canada Pension Plan. Introduction At the December 2009 meeting in Yukon, and the June 2010 gathering in … Read More

Georgetti writes to Mexican ambassador regarding persecution of workers

CLC president Ken Georgetti has written to the Mexican ambassador to Canada expressing “grave concern” about the situation of Mexican workers. Georgetti says that there has been a serious escalation in the violation of the rights of Mexican workers. Geo… Read More

Georgetti sends letter to Egypt’s Ambassador to Canada

CLC President Ken Georgetti has delivered a letter to Egypt’s ambassador to Canada. Georgetti is calling on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to engage that country's popular movement in negotiations toward a peaceful transfer of power to an elected leader… Read More

CLC Opposes Bill C-49

Canada is a nation of immigrants and refugees. Our country, our values, have been built on the principle of respecting human rights and dignity of all. Yet, the Conservative government is pushing forward a bill to once again amend the Immigration and Refug… Read More