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More Young Workers Give Up Hope

Despite the positive signs in the most recent labour force survey from Statistics Canada, the picture for the next generation remains bleak. “Last month, another 26,000 young workers gave up looking for a job and left the labour market. If you look at th… Read More

Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with youth unemployment

The Canadian Labour Congress says Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with double digit youth unemployment. The organization was responding to Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz’ suggestions before a parliamentary committee earlier this week. Poloz p… Read More

Governments failing young Canadian workers: CLC calls for national jobs strategy

OTTAWA ― Far too many young Canadian workers are either unemployed or underemployed and governments must come up with a strategy to solve the problem – a problem that has been with us persistently since the 2008 recession, says Hassan Yussuff, president… Read More

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