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The new year offers a new opportunity for a Canadian job recovery strategy that works

CLC President Hassan Yussuff says that after yet another year of job-market under performance, disappointing economic growth, and “wait-and-see” assurances from political leaders, 2015 brings a new opportunity to make a fresh start in the Canadian labou… Read More

Ginette Brazeau Appointed Chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board

The Canadian Labour Congress offers its congratulations to Ginette Brazeau on her appointment as Chairperson of the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. “I offer my sincerest congratulations to Ginette Brazeau on her appointment as Chairperson of the CIR… Read More

On Human Rights Day, we recognize that human rights are integral to security

More than 13 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, we continue to see governments interpret “national security” in a way that erodes basic human rights and civil liberties. Rather than recognizing that human rights and civil l… Read More

Week of Action on Climate Change

The labour movement cares about global climate change because it affects our members and all Canadians. We want to create good, green jobs for Canadians to boost the economy and protect the environment we live in. Every December there is a global climate c… Read More

December 3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities in our communities, and commit to removing barriers and creating an inclusive and accessible society for all. Canadia… Read More

World AIDS Day statement

On this World AIDS Day 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) joins unions from around the world, in their call for governments to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Globally, 35 million people live with HIV, and 19 million of these do not know t… Read More

Prime Minister’s income-splitting and child care proposals will leave most working families behind

The federal government’s announcements today on the Universal Child Care Benefit and income-splitting will leave most working families behind and discourage labour force participation, says Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff. “This is an… Read More

October 7, 2014 – World Day for Decent Work

Work is central to people's well-being. In addition to providing income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and communities. Such progress, however, hinges on work that is decent. Dec… Read More

Sisters in Spirit 2014: Time for Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)  will mark October 4, 2014 as a day to honour and remember the lives of the many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and to once again urge the federal government to hold a National Inquiry. The CLC has enco… Read More

Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All - the CLC celebrates National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons

Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All is the theme of this year’s International Day of Older Persons commemorated on October 1. Since 2011 Canada has also marked this date as National Seniors Day, a day for Canadians to pay tribute to “the … Read More