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Tinkering won’t fix TFWP’s flaws: Georgetti on changes to foreign worker program

OTTAWA ― The Conservative government’s announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) amount to tinkering and fail to address fundamental flaws with the program, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress. “The go… Read More

CLC says government failing young workers: Only 13% of unemployed youth qualify for EI benefits

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government’s labour market policy is failing young Canadian workers. “Unemployment remains unacceptably high for younger Canadians and only a small fraction of those without… Read More

Migrant workers account for most new jobs: CLC has crunched numbers between 2008-2011

OTTAWA ― New research conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress shows that in recent years migrant workers are filling most of the new jobs created in the Canadian economy. “Roughly 75% of the new jobs created in Canada in 2010 and 2011 were filled by … Read More

CLC says changes to TFWP require enforcement: For too long government failed to consult

OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress acknowledges changes that the Conservative government has made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) but says those changes highlight the consequences of the government's failure to properly … 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). “The Conserv… 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

Conservatives take away benefits from seasonal migrant workers

On December 6, 2012, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley, under the logo of the government’s questionable Economic Action Plan announced yet another attack on migrant workers. Just 15 days before Christmas, Minster Finley issu… Read More

CLC wants work permits rescinded for offshore miners: 20,000 unemployed Canadians in mining related sector

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress wants the federal government to rescind work permits granted to a company that plans to bring coal miners to Canada as temporary workers. CLC President Ken Georgetti has written to Diane Finley, the … Read More

Unions, NGOs say new migrant worker program unfair: Employers can pay migrant workers less

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 wor… Read More

New Global report condemns Canada on labour violations

A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) says that Canadian laws fail to provide statutory protection for all workers to organise or to engage in collective bargaining. It is also critical of how Canada regulates industrial re… Read More