Posted: Tuesday, 3 May 2011
May 2nd saw Canadians elect as the Official Opposition a party that puts working families first. It was an historic occasion that saw 102 New Democratic Party Members of Parliament elected to represent Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
The Canadian L… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 26 April 2011
The National Day of Mourning was established in Canada at the urging of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984, and is now recognized in over 80 countries around the world. The 28th of April is the day that workers and unions mourn for the dead and fight for … Read More
Posted: Friday, 22 April 2011
April 22 — Earth Day — a time to celebrate the Earth, but with that celebration comes the recognition of the need to come together to live more sustainably. As individuals, we all know we must reduce our consumption of fossil fuels, water, electricity, … Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 23 March 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) condemns brutal violence in Bahrain and has requested the Government of Canada to press the authorities in Bahrain to immediately end the state of martial law and for the removal of foreign troops. The CLC has also written… Read More
Posted: Monday, 14 March 2011
It is yet another work day.
For the 17 million members that make up our workforce it will be another day at work — like the many before and the many ahead…if you have a job.
For nearly 20% of our workforce, namely the racialized workers, today is very… Read More
Posted: Friday, 11 March 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) condenms legislation passed by the Republican majority in the Wisconsin Assembly that strips 175,000 public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. The CLC also stands in solidarity with thousands of our sist… Read More
Posted: Friday, 11 March 2011
On March 9, the House of Commons passed the generic drug Bill C-393 to help developing countries. Now, the Canadian Senate must do the same for it to become the law. The Bill will reform Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) and facilitate the distri… Read More
Posted: Friday, 4 March 2011
The wave of protests spreading throughout the Middle East and Africa is growing by the day, triggering changes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Algeria, and inspiring hope in repressed countries as far away as Burma.
The causes of the revolt are the same every… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Women work hard. And at the end of a lifetime of hard work – paid and unpaid – women deserve to retire in dignity and security.
Yet this is not the reality for many Canadian women.
Women still earn less than men, and are expected to shoulder unpaid re… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 22 February 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is deeply concerned about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s efforts to strip collective bargaining rights from 175,000 public sector workers.
If enacted, the proposed legislation will have grave repercussions for all wo… Read More