Posted: Tuesday, 5 April 2011
How do the platforms of the federal political parties stack up on the issue of retirement security?
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Posted: Tuesday, 22 March 2011
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
Posted: Tuesday, 15 March 2011
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
Posted: Friday, 18 February 2011
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.
At the December 2009 meeting in Yukon, and the June 2010 gathering in … Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 16 February 2011
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
Posted: Wednesday, 9 February 2011
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
Posted: Friday, 21 January 2011
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
Posted: Tuesday, 7 December 2010
This is the fourth 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. In… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Carbon leakage occurs when there is an increase in greenhouse gas emissions in one country as a result of an emissions reduction by a second country with a strict climate policy. When a company is facing increased costs in one country due to emissions prici… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Summary of the CLC Proposal
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) proposes to phase in a doubling of Canada Pension Plan benefits from 25% to 50% of average earnings on a pre-funded basis. Additional contributions from workers and employers would be inv… Read More