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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

Unions stand up for fairness in Canada

Canada's Labour Day weekend is a public holiday filled with memories of family, friends and community. While work is the last thing most people want to think about before they leave another summer behind, it's actually the reason why we have a long weekend … Read More

Canadian Labour Congress calls on government to support cease fire and participate in rebuilding Gaza

The CLC calls on the Canadian government to support talks between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas beginning in Cairo to find a lasting peace in the region.  There is a window of opportunity for the Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Ministe… Read More

Employment Insurance is failing unemployed workers in Canada

Hassan Yussuff, the President of the Canadian Labour Congress, says that Employment Insurance is failing unemployed workers in Canada, and those that pay into the program don't have enough say about how the money is spent. Yussuff was commenting on the Sup… Read More

Give Peace a Chance: CLC Statement on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has called on the Israeli government and Hamas in Palestine to join an Egypt-brokered deal for an immediate cease fire over the conflict in the Middle East. The CLC was also critical of Prime Minister Harper for blindly s… Read More