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

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is a time to celebrate the culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Canada. On this day, the Canadian Labour Congress wishes to express its support and solidarity by demanding that the federal, provincial and territorial go… Read More

Statement regarding today's announcement on the Temporary Foreign Worker program

Today's announcement regarding the Temporary Foreign Worker program is the latest rescue mission for a program that is deeply flawed and needs to be replaced, not saved.   It's time to put the focus on long-term solutions for meeting Canada's skilled l… Read More

Ontario has spoken

The new President of the Canadian Labour Congress says voters in Ontario sent a clear message when they rejected the politics of austerity and declined to vote for policies that target working people as the scapegoats for the economic failure of others. … Read More

Together, We Have Pride!

Canada’s Pride celebrations showcase the unity and diversity of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ) community and its allies. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) stands in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer workers and … Read More

CLC disappointed in court ruling on security certificates

The CLC is disappointed by a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that says it is constitutional for the government to use security certificates in detaining and trying people in Canada who are not citizens. The court’s judgment relates to the case of Citizensh… Read More

Canadian Labour Congress Condemns Turkey’s Mine Safety Record

With over 280 coal miners dead and up to 150 more still missing and presumed dead in the latest mine disaster in Turkey, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is calling on the Turkish government to end years of inaction on mining health and safety and ratify … Read More

May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Ten years ago, on May 17th homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO). This victory was a historic step towards recogn… Read More