Statements

In defence of public and accessible post-secondary education

The Canadian Labour Congress calls on the Quebec government to fairly negotiate with students who have been on strike for over two months, in protest of the government proposal to increase tuition fees by 75% over five years. Quebec, which long ago recogni… Read More

Georgetti offers condolences on fatal sawmill explosion

Frank EverittPresidentUnited Steelworkers Local 1-4241777 3rd Avenue, Suite 100Prince George, British ColumbiaV2L 3G7 Dear Brother Everitt, On behalf of the Officers of the Canadian Labour Congress, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the mem… Read More

Earth Day 2012: What Would you Do with 1.4 Billion Dollars?

Earth Day is a day to celebrate the earth and think about our connection to it. On this 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, it is time to acknowledge how our lives connect with the sustainability of the planet and how, as a country, we are managing our vast natu… Read More

Day of Mourning Statement

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Westray mine disaster, where an underground methane explosion took the lives of 26 workers.  Since then, the labour movement worked for parliament to pass legislation, the so-called Westray bill,  wh… Read More

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