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These are the places where children grow up, where workers can earn a living and people call home. Ensuring sustainable, healthy and resilient communities is at the heart of climate action.

We need a Canadian plan that prepares us for the future.

Canada’s unions support ambitious climate action. Workers in Canada and around the world are already experiencing the impacts of climate change on their lives and on their health and safety. We need governments to rebuild our economy in a way that is more fair, that protects the planet, creates jobs that are both green and decent and that leaves no one behind. The science is clear. Missing our climate milestones is not an option.

What is a just transition?

Canada’s workforce is changing. Just transition means a pathway for workers to move into new, greener jobs when industries shift. Workers must be at the forefront of legislation, promised by the government, to tackle climate change. Legislation that will ensure high quality, low carbon, union jobs – that means no one will lose their job without having another one available to them. Good for workers, their families and their communities.

Canada runs on our labour and we’ll be there to help build Canada’s sustainable future. If we work together, we can ensure a just transition that not only guarantees quality jobs — it makes the world a better place.

This is our moment, we can turn back the clock on climate change and fight for a better future where no one gets left behind.

Our Canadian plan will take us forward together.

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Our planet is burning

As wildfires rage and glaciers melt, Ottawa’s half-hearted measures are falling short of real action on climate change. This is…

Sign the Petition

Send a letter

Politicians are making important decisions about jobs right now. Email your Member of Parliament and MPP/MLA today.

Email your MP

Make yourself heard

Tweet your Prime Minister to call for better jobs to create a sustainable future.

Tweet the PM

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Bruske: Thousands of workers in federally-regulated workplaces will benefit; now we need paid sick leave for all workers. OTTAWA — Canada’s unions are pleased to see new legislation making ten days of paid sick leave available for all workers in federally-regulated private-sector workplaces come into effect today. Access to paid sick leave is a critical tool to keep our communities…
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On November 25th – Canada’s unions are raising awareness on Gender-Based Violence at Work

Every day in Canada women, two-spirit, trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming workers face life-threatening violence and harassment at work. Today, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the first day of 16 globally recognized days of activism to end gender-based violence. This year the Canadian Labour Congress is continuing its work to address…
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Unions welcome new protections for workers’ pensions

Bruske: Senate must now act quickly to pass Bill C-228 and safeguard the hard-earned pensions of millions of workers and pensioners. OTTAWA — Canada’s unions are happy to see Bill C-228 passed in the House of Commons today. This bill aimed to ensure that in the event of an employer becoming insolvent, the employer will have to prioritize paying pensions…
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