International Women’s Day 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

CLC offers condolences to families of migrant workers killed and injured in traffic accident

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

CLC pleased with developments for Mexican electrical workers: Canadian and American offices accept complaint under NAFTA

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

Time for federal government to get tough on multinationals: Investment Canada Act needs serious overhaul says Canadian Labour Congress

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

After nearly a decade Abousfian Abdelrazik is freed from his prison without walls.

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

CLC will continue to advocate for improved CPP

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

CLC supports UN inquiry into cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women

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

Canada's Withdrawal from Kyoto an International Embarrassment

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

COP 17 Statement Canadian Labour Congress Statement to the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and Government of Canada

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

World AIDS Day - December 1, 2011: Canadian Labour Congress calls for decisive Canadian government leadership on HIV and AIDS

On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2011, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) calls on Canada to more vigorously pursue initiatives to help the world attain the World AIDS Day theme: “Zero AIDS target” on the pandemic. Today more than ever, the G8 countri… Read More