Posted: Friday, 28 November 2014
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
Posted: Wednesday, 19 November 2014
“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
Posted: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
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
Posted: Friday, 7 November 2014
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
Posted: Wednesday, 5 November 2014
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
Posted: Thursday, 30 October 2014
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
Posted: Tuesday, 7 October 2014
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
Posted: Friday, 3 October 2014
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
Posted: Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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
Posted: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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