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October 21, 2016 CETA CLC

Canadian Labour Congress: CETA’s failure is a win for democracy

The Canadian Labour Congress says that the European Union and Canada failed to reach a deal on CETA because negotiators failed to take the concerns of unions and civil society seriously. Click to read the CLC article on the issue.

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October 7, 2016 CFNU CLC

Canada's unions say let's make decent work a reality for all Canadians

October 7th, the international Day for Decent Work, is an opportunity for all workers to reflect on our current situation and call for better jobs.   Link to the article: Canada’s unions are advocating for better employment standards

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September 15, 2016 CLC

CLC marks Democracy Day with a campaign calling for proportional representation

The Canadian Labour Congress is marking Democracy Day on September 15 with the launch of a campaign backing proportional representation. The campaign includes a 30-second long animated video being promoted on line, online ads and a petition hosted on “Our electoral system is broken, and we know that proportional representation is the only way […]

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September 2, 2016 CFNU CLC

It’s Labour Day: CFNU joins the CLC’s call for stronger public pensions and safer workplaces

On Labour Day, Canada’s nurses join the Canadian Labour Congress and call for stronger public pensions, safer workplaces and public spaces, and better jobs for all. Labour Day is an important opportunity to celebrate and recognize Canada’s nurses and all workers across the country. Today we reflect back on a successful year of challenges and […]

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August 4, 2016 CLC

CLC - Government launches inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

CLC president Hassan Yussuff was honoured to participate in the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) news conference today marking the historic and monumental launch of the official inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Following a series of consultations that began in late 2015, the government announced the inquiry’s terms of reference […]

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July 28, 2016 CLC Violence

CLC wants Canadian mayors to address use of lethal force and systemic racism in policing

OTTAWA–Canada’s largest labour organization is saddened and outraged by news of yet another black man dying after a violent confrontation with police, this time in Ottawa, and it calls on Canada’s mayors to take action. 37-year old Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi died on Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained after being pursued and, according to several witnesses, violently beaten by Ottawa […]

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May 26, 2016 CLC

CLC to host first-ever national Young Workers' Summit in Ottawa

The Canadian Labour Congress is incredibly proud to be hosting the first-ever national Young Workers’ Summit. This summit will bring together young workers, youth activists, and allies to build young workers’ power to address the changing nature of work, empower young and new leadership in workplaces and unions, and lay the framework for a renewed […]

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May 26, 2016 CLC

CLC Rise Up! Conference

We are making change and building a stronger labour movement that recognizes the struggles of all people facing inequality in the workplace and society. The Rise Up! conference is an opportunity for union activists to come together and explore equality and fairness for all. We are calling on all of our members who have a […]

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March 8, 2016 CLC

CLC - International Women’s Day: Time to Invest in Child Care

“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.” — Rosemary Brown International Women’s Day (IWD) has its roots in women’s struggles for labour rights and universal suffrage: it originated in 1909 in honour of the previous year’s New York garment workers’ strike. Today, with […]

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