Posted: Sunday, 1 August 2010
This Statement is intended to guide the actions of individuals and affiliate organizations who have pledged to take part in a national campaign to raise awareness about Canada’s inadequate minimum age laws and to advocate for Canada to ratify the Internat… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 27 July 2010
The announcement by Treasury Board President Stockwell Day and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney that the federal government will re-examine employment equity in the federal public service comes as a surprise to the Canadian Labour Congress and its 3.2 mill… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Discontinuing the long-form census and replacing it with a new voluntary questionnaire known as the National Household Survey is a mistake that will make it more difficult to develop public policy responses to changing demographic conditions.
“Like the m… Read More
Posted: Monday, 12 July 2010
The Canadian Labour Congress is dismayed that despite widespread opposition from trade unions, faith groups and development non-governmental agencies, legislation to implement the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement received royal assent on June 30, 2010.
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Posted: Wednesday, 30 June 2010
The Canadian Labour Congress supports the call of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and other organizations for an independent inquiry into the actions of the police during the G8 and G20 summits.
The G20 summit in Toronto on June 26 and 27 was an o… Read More
Posted: Friday, 25 June 2010
PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS
We are saddened to learn of the death of Sister Shirley Carr, who served between 1974 and 1992 as Executive Vice-President and later President of the Canadian Labour Congress.
Shirley was the first woman in the… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 24 June 2010
The Canadian Labour Congress stands in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities in this year's Pride celebrations.
For decades, Canada's unions have fought for the rights of the LGBT community. We have worked to challenge homoph… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 16 June 2010
The award-winning Métis author Joseph Boyden wrote, “We gain experience as we grow into this world, and experience is a two-edged sword. Experience is the most difficult of teachers because it gives us the exam first, and the lessons second.”
Today, … Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 15 June 2010
As G20 Leaders meet in Ontario, it is clear that the economic crisis that has wreaked havoc on the lives and livelihoods of working people is far from over. Not only is the ’global recovery’ fragile and uncertain, but in the Eurozone the financial crisi… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 2 June 2010
The Canadian Labour Congress wrote to Prime Minister Harper on June 2, 2010 to express deep concern regarding the attack on a humanitarian convoy bound for Gaza and insists the Canadian government must call on the Israeli government to conduct an immediate,… Read More