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March 18, 2022
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Silas: Now more than ever, solidarity among nurses is essential

Dear CFNU members, Now more than ever, solidarity among nurses is essential. I have been a union activist since 1984. During this time, I have seen many ups and downs within our movements, but I have never seen our workforce so tired, burnt out or downright broken. The nursing shortage, the effects of which have […]

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March 4, 2021
Blog Canadian Labour Congress

Linda Silas ends CLC bid amidst pandemic’s ongoing impact on health care

“Always on your side” Dear friends, No one can argue that the pandemic has not upended every aspect of our lives, but I hope this letter finds you healthy and strong. Like many, COVID-19 has consumed my life over the past year, and it still remains a pressing concern for people in Canada and around […]

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February 16, 2021
Canadian Labour Congress Federal Budget Media Release Pharmacare

New joint campaign calls on feds to take immediate action on pharmacare

Media Release New joint campaign calls on feds to take immediate action on pharmacare Health and labour groups aligned in push for universal access to prescription drugs         February 16, 2021 – Ottawa, ON – Heart & Stroke, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) have teamed up to raise the […]

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October 8, 2020
Canadian Labour Congress Equity

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

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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October 21, 2016
Canadian Labour Congress

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
Canadian Labour Congress

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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