Posted: Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Feminist, activist and trade unionist Madeleine Parent passed away this week. The Canadian Labour Congress joins the chorus of voices mourning her death and celebrating her lifelong pursuit of social justice and equality.
Parent is best known for her… Read More
Posted: Monday, 5 March 2012
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the progress women have made, and a time to take action to break down the obstacles to women’s equality.
Women in Canada now make up half of the workforce. But equal numbers do not necessarily mean equal… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 9 February 2012
CLC President Ken Georgetti has offered heartfelt condolences to the families of workers killed and injured in a deadly automobile accident near Stratford, Ontario on February 6th.
The mishap took the lives of 10 migrant farm workers from Peru who were tra… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 18 January 2012
OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says it is pleased that a complaint by the Mexican Union of Electrical Workers (SME) against their government will be heard in both Canada and the United States under the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 3 January 2012
As nearly 500 workers in London, Ontario are locked out by Electro-Motive – a subsidiary of US multinational giant Caterpillar – the Canadian Labour Congress reiterates its call for a serious overhaul of the Investment Canada Act.
The Canadian governme… Read More
Posted: Saturday, 31 December 2011
In December 2011, Mr. Abdelrazik finally had his name removed from an infamous terror suspect watch list maintained by the United Nations Security Council.
Known as the UN 1267 list, Mr. Abdelrazik was subjected to onerous sanctions that denied him the rig… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 22 December 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress is disappointed that the provincial finance ministers meeting recently in Victoria did not reach a consensus on introducing improvements to the Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan.
We expected the pensions issue to be p… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 15 December 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress supports a decision by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to conduct an inquiry into murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls across Canada.
“We urge the Canadian … Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Canadian Labour Congress Comments on Completion of United Nations Climate Change Talks
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) calls Canada's decision to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change an international embarrassment that tarnishes C… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 1 December 2011
In December 2011, international climate negotiators will converge on Durban, South Africa, for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With the Kyoto Protocol set to expire in 2012, the… Read More