Statements

Day of mourning for Bangladeshi Garment Fire Victims

A catastrophic factory fire at the Tazreen Fashion garment factory in Dhaka took the lives of over 112 workers on Saturday, November 24. The Canadian Labour Congress, which represents 3.3 million Canadian workers, extends its sincere condolences on this som… Read More

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas should be lasting

The Canadian Labour Congress, which represents 3.3 million working Canadians, welcomes the news of a ceasefire agreed to between Israel and Gaza after 8 days of violence that claimed 150 lives and injured hundreds more. The CLC supports the call for Hamas a… Read More

Today is the first International Day of the Girl

The United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 as the world's first International Day of the Girl Child. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) congratulates the Government of Canada and its Minister of the Status of Women for their efforts in establishing th… Read More

Canadian Labour Congress Applauds Government About-Turn on Asbestos

Years of dedicated work by the CLC, unions, federations of labour, labour councils, health and safety advocates, the medical community and thousands of individual citizens has resulted in a win for workers around the world, with the announcement by the fede… Read More

Labour Day 2012: Standing up for fairness

Unionized workers across the country are celebrating Labour Day this year by standing up for fairness on key issues facing all Canadians. Workers are proud of helping to build a better Canada but there is still much to be done. Whether it’s improving wo… Read More

CLC wants investigation of South African mine killings

Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, says the CLC supports a full investigation into killings by South African police of striking workers at the Lonmin Marikana mine. Georgetti has written to South African President Jacob Zuma supportin… Read More

CLC offers condolences to families of slain miners

The Canadian Labour Congress is shocked and saddened by violence involving the South African police at the Lonmin Marikana platinum mine where over 40 striking workers have been killed in recent days. The CLC extends its condolences to the families and frie… Read More

August 12th International Youth Day: Canada’s Youth Deserve Decent Work

OTTAWA – To mark this year’s International Youth Day, August 12th, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is drawing attention to the need for decent work for youth across Canada. The unemployment rate for youth aged 15-24 across Canada is 15.3%, more than… Read More

Open and Transparent Review of Nexen Takeover Needed

The Canadian Labour Congress calls on the government to launch an open and transparent review of the proposed takeover of Nexen by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). Canadian workers have experienced the negative consequences of a massive… Read More

CLC calls on Canada to withdraw recognition of new government of Paraguay

The Canadian Labour Congress calls on Canada to withdraw its recognition of the newly-installed government of Paraguay under Federico Franco and to withdraw diplomatic ties with Paraguay until democratic order is restored. We note Paraguay's neighbours and … Read More