Statements

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

Pride Celebrations 2012

It has been nearly 35 years since the first ever Rainbow, or Pride, Flag was raised as a symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-spirited and Queer (LGBTQ) pride, liberation and diversity. The flag was created to commemorate Harvey Milk, an LGBTQ activ… Read More

CLC Joins Black Out Speak Out June 4

Next week is Environment Week in Canada. The CLC will be joining hundreds of environmental organizations, charities, and other organizations who will darken their websites for a day to protest the undemocratic way Canada's environmental laws and regulations… Read More

Statement on the International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO)

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). It commemorates the day in 1990 that the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its International Classification of Diseases. Yet in every part of the world, people ar… Read More

Pay less wage model unfair to migrant workers

Migrant workers deserve fairness. Recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program by the federal government permitting employers to pay migrant workers up to 15% less is unfair and misguided. Allowing employers to fast track applications for migrant… Read More