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Earth Day 2014

We face a global challenge. Climate change impacts are already widespread and consequential. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, prepared by scientists from 100 countries and signed off by 195 countries, noted that clima… Read More

CLC wants full review of TFWP: Georgetti comments on hiring practices at McDonald’s franchises

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has called for a “full, open and transparent review” of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) in the wake of media stories describing hiring and staffing practices at a number of McDonald… Read More

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

International Day of Pink 2014 - Wear pink on April 9, 2014!

This April 9th, 2014 marks the International Day of Pink, when the labour movement takes action to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop homophobic and transphobic bullying and harassment. The Canadian Labour Congress encourages union members to … 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

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

Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award 2013

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of workers who have made an impact in their union and/or communities by … Read More

Canada Post chooses drastic cuts over innovation

OTTAWA – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that Canada Post has chosen to make draconian cuts rather than maintaining the kind of postal services available in all other G7 countries. Ken Georgetti was responding to the sudden announcemen… 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