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Part-time jobs, discouraged workers the new norm: CLC responds to November Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that unemployment remains high in post-recession Canada and that both the number and quality of new jobs leave much to be desired. “The official unemployment rate is stuck near the 7% level bu… Read More

Job growth lags five years after the recession: Georgetti says jobs not keeping up with population growth

OTTAWA―The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that employment growth continues to lag five years after the economy began to shed jobs in the Great Recession that began in the fall of 2008. “The number of new jobs is not keeping up with popu… Read More

CLC says government failing young workers: Only 13% of unemployed youth qualify for EI benefits

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government’s labour market policy is failing young Canadian workers. “Unemployment remains unacceptably high for younger Canadians and only a small fraction of those without… Read More

CLC says seasonal unemployment a fact of life: Georgetti calls for better training programs

OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says Ottawa should admit that seasonal unemployment is a reality in Canada and design the Employment Insurance system accordingly. “We all know that seasonal work is a fact of life in Canada, not o… Read More

Black History - African Heritage Month 2013

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is pleased to acknowledge and celebrate Black History /African Heritage month this February. The CLC’s Working Voices Black History/African Heritage month provides informative illustrations of members of the black commu… Read More

EI program failing unemployed workers: CLC comments on Statistics Canada employment numbers

OTTAWA – The Employment Insurance program continues to fail unemployed workers, says Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti. “We know that only 37.9% of unemployed Canadians actually qualify for Employment Insurance,” Georgetti says. “Tha… Read More

Government changes to EI program hurting workers: CLC comments on Statistics Canada employment numbers

OTTAWA – The Conservative government’s ill-conceived changes to the Employment Insurance system earlier this year have already turned sour, says Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti. “The government used its giant omnibus budget bills to … Read More

Canadian economy falling behind in job creation: CLC President comments Statistics Canada report

OTTAWA – The Canadian economy is not producing enough jobs and the federal government must shift its priority from austerity and cutbacks to job creation says Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti. “We have not been adding enough jobs in Can… Read More

About those tax cuts... CLC President comments on latest job numbers for August 2012

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says it’s time for the federal government to get serious about creating good jobs, abandon the tax-cuts-for-jobs partnership with private corporations that haven’t delivered the goods and invest the money where th… Read More

Young workers being left behind: CLC President comments on job numbers for July 2012

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says that too many young workers are unemployed and they risk being left behind in a Canadian economy that looks increasingly sluggish. Ken Georgetti, CLC President, was commenting on the release by Statistics Canada… Read More