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The Government of Canada should be improving access to permanent residency for migrant caregivers instead of restricting it

“The federal government must stop toying with migrant workers’ hopes and dreams, and extend permanent residency on arrival to newcomers arriving to do caring work in Canada,” said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. Right now, … Read More

A No-Win Situation for Canadians

The most important economic problem faced by Canadians today is not government deficits, and solutions are not to be found in returning to balanced budgets too quickly. The most pressing problems faced by Canadians are a sluggish economic recovery, a stall… Read More

More Young Workers Give Up Hope

Despite the positive signs in the most recent labour force survey from Statistics Canada, the picture for the next generation remains bleak. “Last month, another 26,000 young workers gave up looking for a job and left the labour market. If you look at th… Read More

Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with youth unemployment

The Canadian Labour Congress says Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with double digit youth unemployment. The organization was responding to Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz’ suggestions before a parliamentary committee earlier this week. Poloz p… Read More

Prime Minister’s income-splitting and child care proposals will leave most working families behind

The federal government’s announcements today on the Universal Child Care Benefit and income-splitting will leave most working families behind and discourage labour force participation, says Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff. “This is an… Read More

October 7, 2014 – World Day for Decent Work

Work is central to people's well-being. In addition to providing income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and communities. Such progress, however, hinges on work that is decent. Dec… Read More

Sisters in Spirit 2014: Time for Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)  will mark October 4, 2014 as a day to honour and remember the lives of the many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and to once again urge the federal government to hold a National Inquiry. The CLC has enco… Read More

Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All - the CLC celebrates National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons

Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All is the theme of this year’s International Day of Older Persons commemorated on October 1. Since 2011 Canada has also marked this date as National Seniors Day, a day for Canadians to pay tribute to “the … Read More

CLC marks fifth annual Essential Skills Day

The fifth annual Essential Skills Day will take place on Friday, September 26, 2014 to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. "Higher levels of literacy and essential skills lead to improved job opportunit… Read More

Exile is not a Canadian value

The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says it's time for the Minister of Immigration to intervene in the plight of a Canadian-born man facing life as a stateless person. Born to Indian diplomats in 1989, Deepan Budlakoti has lived his entire life i… Read More