Statements

CLC seeks justice, fairness for migrant workers

On December 18, we join with migrant workers and their families in Canada and around the world, in observing International Migrants Day. On this day, we again call on the federal government to eliminate this country’s legalized discrimination against migr… 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

Senate votes to make it harder for Canadians to join a union

The Senate has passed a bill that will make it much more difficult for workers in federally regulated workplaces to join unions, and easier for a minority of workers to disband them. Bill C-525, the so-called “Employees’ Voting Rights Act,” was intro… 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

We need to talk...about jobs

The Canadian Labour Congress says it's time to put jobs – good jobs – back on the country's political agenda. It's time for a Canada-wide conversation about jobs – the good jobs we need, the jobs we can save and how to move our economy forward. “La… 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 6, 2014: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

It has been twenty five years since 14 women were murdered at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. And yet, women and girls in Canada still face violence in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities every single day. Sexist images and attitudes are ra… Read More

Spirit Synott - Winner of the 2014 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

The Canadian Labour Congress is pleased to announce that Spirit Synott has been awarded the 2014 Carol McGregor Award for Disability Rights Activism. Spirit Synott is an actor, dancer, performer and a member of ACTRA.  She has served on the Governance Boa… 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