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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

Joint ETUC/CLC Statement on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) have been following negotiations between the EU and Canada on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as closely as possible – given the scarcity of publicly … Read More

The CLC celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Morgentaler Decision: An historic gain for women’s equality

January 28, 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of Canada's Supreme Court decision to overturn Canada’s abortion law – a decision that allowed women the freedom to choose this procedure legally and safely. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) sees this day as… Read More

CLC supports Chief Theresa Spence and Idle No More campaign

The Canadian Labour Congress supports Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, who is on a hunger strike in Ottawa. She is determined not to eat until granted an audience with the Prime Minister to discuss conditions on her… 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

Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all

December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities in our communities, and commit to removing barriers and creating an inclusive and accessible society for all. More than… 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

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas should be lasting

The Canadian Labour Congress, which represents 3.3 million working Canadians, welcomes the news of a ceasefire agreed to between Israel and Gaza after 8 days of violence that claimed 150 lives and injured hundreds more. The CLC supports the call for Hamas a… Read More

Today is the first International Day of the Girl

The United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 as the world's first International Day of the Girl Child. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) congratulates the Government of Canada and its Minister of the Status of Women for their efforts in establishing th… 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