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Canadian Labour Congress Condemns Turkey’s Mine Safety Record

With over 280 coal miners dead and up to 150 more still missing and presumed dead in the latest mine disaster in Turkey, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is calling on the Turkish government to end years of inaction on mining health and safety and ratify … Read More

Think Workplace Fatalities are a Thing of the Past? Together, we have made progress but we must keep fighting for safer workplaces

Unions are about more than decent jobs for workers. The labour movement also works to make workplaces safe for everyone. Yet, each year thousands of Canadians are killed or injured on the job or die from work-related diseases. In 2012, 979 Canadians died be… Read More

The Canadian Labour Congress supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

Twenty three years ago on May 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) made the monumental decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders and illnesses. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or queer (LGBTQ) people and their communities… Read More

CLC statement on workers’ deaths in Bangladesh

On the eve of the National Day of Mourning in Canada, and Workers’ Memorial Day internationally, a tragic reminder has unfolded in Bangladesh of why, for so many decades, the Canadian Labour Congress has continued to fight for the right of all workers to … Read More

CLC deplores preventable factory deaths in Bangladesh

The Canadian Labour Congress deplores the preventable deaths and injuries that have occurred as a result of a tragic factory collapse near Dhaka, Bangladesh. We send our condolences to the victims, families and communities involved. The CLC also calls on th… Read More

2013 Day of Mourning Statement

Each April 28, Canadians mark this the Day of Mourning to call for more action to prevent the deaths of about 1,000 workers each year on the job or from workplace illnesses. It is a day of sadness, because workplace deaths and injuries are preventable … Read More

World AIDS Day: Canadian unions call for a Sustained Final Push to meet 2015 MDG & HIV goals

OTTAWA – On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2012, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), which represents 3.3 million Canadian workers, calls on governments across the globe to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets and achieve an AIDS‑free gen… Read More

Day of mourning for Bangladeshi Garment Fire Victims

A catastrophic factory fire at the Tazreen Fashion garment factory in Dhaka took the lives of over 112 workers on Saturday, November 24. The Canadian Labour Congress, which represents 3.3 million Canadian workers, extends its sincere condolences on this som… Read More

Canadian Labour Congress Applauds Government About-Turn on Asbestos

Years of dedicated work by the CLC, unions, federations of labour, labour councils, health and safety advocates, the medical community and thousands of individual citizens has resulted in a win for workers around the world, with the announcement by the fede… Read More

CLC offers condolences to families of slain miners

The Canadian Labour Congress is shocked and saddened by violence involving the South African police at the Lonmin Marikana platinum mine where over 40 striking workers have been killed in recent days. The CLC extends its condolences to the families and frie… Read More