Posted: Friday, 19 August 2011
The federal government has launched consultations on the setting of Employment Insurance premiums.
Currently, EI premium rates are rising to pay for the deficit of over $10 Billion in the “new” Employment Insurance fund which was accumulated during the… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 10 August 2011
OTTAWA – To mark this year's International Youth Day, August 12th, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) have joined forces to draw attention to the many challenges facing Canadian youth today.
The unemployment … Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 27 July 2011
July 23, 2011
Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland
Royal Norwegian Embassy
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the tragic events in Norway that took place yesterday, and the deaths of so many young people in the violent attacks.
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Posted: Tuesday, 26 July 2011
OTTAWA – CLC President Ken Georgetti has issued the following statement regarding the announcement by NDP Jack Layton that he is stepping aside temporarily for health related reasons:
I, like other Canadians, am saddened to hear that Jack Layton is suffe… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 30 June 2011
I am sending a heart-felt thanks to everyone who answered the CLC's urgent appeal last week, sending letters via our web site to Prime Minister Harper and Labour Minister Lisa Raitt, and sending your stories for the Official Opposition NDP to use in their w… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress renews its call for an independent public inquiry into the police response to events that occurred preceding and during the G20 Summit in Toronto in June 2010.
Canadians are rightly concerned about the reaction of police to act… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 21 June 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) representing 3.2 million workers knows that Aboriginal communities will play a prominent role in the future of the labour movement. It is appropriate on National Aboriginal Day to celebrate and acknowledge Aboriginal peopl… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 15 June 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) stands in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities during the 2011 Pride events. Although homophobic and transphobic discrimination and prejudice still persist, Pride season is a time to celebrat… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Twenty-one years ago on this day homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO). This victory was a historic step towards … Read More
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