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October 8, 2020
Canadian Labour Congress Equity Racism

Canada’s unions stand united against all forms of racism and against police violence

The following statement was released by the Canadian Labour Congress on October 8, 2020. The CFNU supports the CLC’s call to dismantle all forms of racism.  As communities across Canada, and around the world, grapple with COVID-19, racialized communities have not only been disproportionately impacted by the health fall-out, but are also dealing with the […]

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February 5, 2020
Canadian Labour Congress Media Release

Labour president Linda Silas announces campaign co-chairs for bid to lead Canada’s unions

February 5, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – It was announced today that Sharleen Stewart, President of SEIU Healthcare, along with Lionel Railton, Canadian Regional Director of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), will serve as co-chairs of the campaign to elect Linda Silas president of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Working people and the unions that […]

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July 9, 2019
Canadian Labour Congress Violence

A historic step towards greater protections for workers around the world

On June 21, 2019, Canada’s unions joined workers everywhere in celebrating the historic adoption of a new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention and Recommendation addressing violence and harassment in the world of work. After over a year of negotiations with governments, employers, and workers, the Centenary International Labour Conference adopted the new framework at its convention in Geneva. […]

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November 23, 2018
Canadian Labour Congress CLC

CUPW and CLC issue joint statement in support of postal workers

Thursday, November 22, 2018 The Canadian Labour Congress joins the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in calling on Canada Post to negotiate fair contracts for postal workers. The CLC also joins CUPW in condemning the federal government’s back-to-work legislation. “The right to strike is an integral part of collective bargaining. Without it, an employer […]

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February 22, 2018
Canadian Labour Congress Federal Budget

What Canada’s unions would like to see in the federal budget

Canada’s economy is growing and that means this year’s federal budget can invest in ways that will have a positive impact on workers’ day-to-day lives. Here are some of the things we’ll be looking for in the federal budget. 1. A commitment to universal public pharmacare Canada is the only developed country in the world […]

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