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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

Labour Day 2012: Standing up for fairness

Unionized workers across the country are celebrating Labour Day this year by standing up for fairness on key issues facing all Canadians. Workers are proud of helping to build a better Canada but there is still much to be done. Whether it’s improving wo… 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

August 12th International Youth Day: Canada’s Youth Deserve Decent Work

OTTAWA – To mark this year’s International Youth Day, August 12th, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is drawing attention to the need for decent work for youth across Canada. The unemployment rate for youth aged 15-24 across Canada is 15.3%, more than… Read More

Pride Celebrations 2012

It has been nearly 35 years since the first ever Rainbow, or Pride, Flag was raised as a symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-spirited and Queer (LGBTQ) pride, liberation and diversity. The flag was created to commemorate Harvey Milk, an LGBTQ activ… Read More

CLC Joins Black Out Speak Out June 4

Next week is Environment Week in Canada. The CLC will be joining hundreds of environmental organizations, charities, and other organizations who will darken their websites for a day to protest the undemocratic way Canada's environmental laws and regulations… 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