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Equal Pay Day

April 16 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario – on this day a woman, on average, has worked enough to earn as much as a man made the previous year. The gender wage gap isn’t just a problem in Ontario – it’s the reality for working women across the country. … Read More

CLC Statement for March 21, 2014: International Day for the Elimination of Racism

We are reminded on March 21 of the strength and courage that it takes to fight racism. On this day in 1960, hundreds of students, workers, and activists were marching to protest against apartheid, the legalized racial discrimination against black South Afri… Read More

International Women’s Day 2014: Inspiring Change

International Women’s Day is an occasion to reflect on the progress we have made toward achieving fairness, equality and justice for women in Canada and across the globe. It is a time to be inspired by the change we have achieved together, and to renew … Read More

CLC Statement in support of Black History Month

Every February we acknowledge the achievements of black workers who do so much to enrich our communities, workplaces and country. Despite a long and valued record of accomplishments, many contributions of this community of workers, human rights activists a… Read More

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program Remains Broken; Provincial Remedies Offer Hope

Newcomers seeking temporary work permits in the Canadian labour market continue to experience workplace abuse and exploitation, largely at the hands of disingenuous employers and unscrupulous labour brokers.  But thanks to advocacy by the labour movement a… Read More

Canadian Labour Congress Mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its oppos… Read More

International Women’s Day: Keeping the Momentum Going

Chief Luther Standing Bear once taught his Lakota community “It is the mothers, not the warriors, who create a people and guide their destiny”. On March 8 and throughout the month of March, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and its affiliates, federat… Read More

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

On December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) calls on Canada’s federal government to commit to ending violence against women by taking action in three concrete ways. The CLC echoe… Read More

Statement on the International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO)

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). It commemorates the day in 1990 that the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its International Classification of Diseases. Yet in every part of the world, people ar… Read More

Pay less wage model unfair to migrant workers

Migrant workers deserve fairness. Recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program by the federal government permitting employers to pay migrant workers up to 15% less is unfair and misguided. Allowing employers to fast track applications for migrant… Read More