Statements

Statement to the 2012 UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Segment

This year, 2012 ECOSOC High-Level Segment will be held July 2 to 9, 2012. The theme is “Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for… Read More

End of long gun registry “sad day” for workplace

The Canadian Labour Congress condemns this week’s Senate vote to end the long gun registry. “It’s a sad day for workplace and community safety,” said CLC President Ken Georgetti. The legislation to scrap the registry, destroy the data and gut the o… Read More

CLC saddened by passing of Madeleine Parent

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

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

Canadian, African unions renew HIV & AIDS advocacy agreement to mark World AIDS Day

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and African regional body of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) will mark the 2010 World AIDS Day by renewing a two-year partnership to promote universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and… Read More