Work Environment

  • Friday, Oct 7 2016
    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 .
  • Friday, Sep 2 2016
    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 labour victories we won to make life better for everyone. Though we have accomplished a lot over the last calendar year, there is still more...
  • Thursday, May 26 2016
    The Canadian Labour Congress is incredibly proud to be hosting the first-ever national Young Workers' Summit. Video of RHJR2I3Ezhc 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 and growing labour movement. Precarious work. Income inequality. Climate change. We are at a pivotal point in time where these phrases have...
  • Friday, Apr 22 2016
    OTTAWA – Canadian unions are renewing their call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos , announcing today they will highlight the issue at events across the country on April 28, the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill on the job. “Asbestos is the leading cause of work-related death in Canada, and with imports on the rise, the danger is increasing ,” CLC president Hassan Yussuff said at a news conference in Ottawa today. “That’s why...
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    Tuesday, Mar 8 2016
    “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 women making up almost half of Canada’s workforce, and a new government who has identified gender parity and the advancement of women’s rights as...
  • Thursday, Sep 10 2015
    TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has won an important and precedent-setting arbitration award against Sault Area Hospital, striking down the controversial "Vaccinate or Mask" policy introduced at many Ontario hospitals. This policy forces nurses and other health-care workers to wear an unfitted surgical mask for the entire flu season if they choose not to get the influenza vaccine. This arbitration between ONA and Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) involving Sault Area Hospital was the lead case on this contentious...
  • Thursday, May 7 2015
    A quality practice environment supports the delivery of safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care while maximizing the health of clients and nurses, as per CNA’s Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses . The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) have issued a joint position statement, Practice Environments: Maximizing Outcomes for Clients, Nurses and Organizations.
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