Posted: Tuesday, 4 March 2014
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
Posted: Friday, 31 January 2014
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
Posted: Tuesday, 24 December 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
Posted: Friday, 13 December 2013
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
Posted: Monday, 9 December 2013
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
Posted: Thursday, 5 December 2013
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its oppos… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 4 December 2013
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, marking the anniversary of the 1989 murders of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
On this day we remember these young women murdered b… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Today is the International Day for People with Disabilities
More than 4.4 million people in Canada live with disabilities – over 14% of the population. But even those who have jobs are twice as likely to be living in poverty as people who do not have dis… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 22 October 2013
OTTAWA - The government’s Throne Speech on October 16 sets the stage for the Conservatives to continue scapegoating the men and women who provide public services to Canadians, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress.
“The Conserva… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 9 October 2013
OTTAWA - The Canadian government should invest in a national strategy to improve essential skill levels, says the president of the Canadian Labour Congress.
Ken Georgetti was commenting on a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Developm… Read More