Posted: Wednesday, 22 August 2012
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
Posted: Friday, 17 August 2012
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
Posted: Friday, 10 August 2012
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
Posted: Thursday, 26 July 2012
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
Posted: Tuesday, 17 July 2012
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
Posted: Wednesday, 6 June 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
Posted: Friday, 1 June 2012
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
Posted: Monday, 14 May 2012
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
Posted: Monday, 14 May 2012
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
Posted: Wednesday, 2 May 2012
The Canadian Labour Congress welcomes news that the Chrysotile Institute, a pro-asbestos lobby group, that has received funding from the federal and Quebec governments, will dissolve and cease operation. The Institute, which was created in 1984, insisted on… Read More