Statements

Anti-terrorism legislation threatens to undermine the freedom the government claims it would protect

The Canadian Labour Congress says that Bill C-51, proposed anti terrorism legislation, threatens to undermine the very freedoms the government claims it wants to protect. “Canadians agree that terrorism is a threat and the government has a responsibility… Read More

March job numbers signal opportunities for targeted investment in upcoming federal budget

Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today signal an important opportunity for the government to invest in expanded public infrastructure and manufacturing, a strategy that would create much needed quality jobs and tackle labour market stagnation. “… Read More

Where is Canada’s economic recovery? Not in today’s job numbers.

Today’s Labour Force Survey shows once again that the government’s claims of a full economic recovery just don’t add up, says the Canadian Labour Congress. “Too many jobs are missing,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff. “The government says it … Read More

The new year offers a new opportunity for a Canadian job recovery strategy that works

CLC President Hassan Yussuff says that after yet another year of job-market under performance, disappointing economic growth, and “wait-and-see” assurances from political leaders, 2015 brings a new opportunity to make a fresh start in the Canadian labou… Read More

Ginette Brazeau Appointed Chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board

The Canadian Labour Congress offers its congratulations to Ginette Brazeau on her appointment as Chairperson of the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. “I offer my sincerest congratulations to Ginette Brazeau on her appointment as Chairperson of the CIR… Read More

On Human Rights Day, we recognize that human rights are integral to security

More than 13 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, we continue to see governments interpret “national security” in a way that erodes basic human rights and civil liberties. Rather than recognizing that human rights and civil l… Read More

Week of Action on Climate Change

The labour movement cares about global climate change because it affects our members and all Canadians. We want to create good, green jobs for Canadians to boost the economy and protect the environment we live in. Every December there is a global climate c… Read More

December 3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd 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. Canadia… Read More

World AIDS Day statement

On this World AIDS Day 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) joins unions from around the world, in their call for governments to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Globally, 35 million people live with HIV, and 19 million of these do not know t… 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