Sustainable Jobs Act passes in House of Commons

April 15, 2024
Canada’s unions are celebrating the passage of the Sustainable Jobs Act, Bill C-50, through the…
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BUDGET 2024 MUST INVEST IN AFFORDABILITY, REJECT AUSTERITY

April 4, 2024
Bruske: If we make profitable corporations pay their fair share, government can help make life…
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Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2024

March 25, 2024
April 28th is the labour movement’s most solemn day, but also one to refocus our…
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Reject corporate gaslighting and deliver help for people in Budget 2024

March 25, 2024
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics We hear…
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Canada must address systemic racism and discrimination in the workforce

March 21, 2024
As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21,…
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Premier Kinew aims to strengthen Manitoba with card check law and anti-scab legislation – now blocked by opposition Tories

March 18, 2024
Bruske: Despite political games from the Conservative opposition, the Manitoba government announced their plan to…
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CLC President Bruske to all levels of government: Show you stand with workers and implement anti-scab legislation now

March 14, 2024
OTTAWA – To protect workers and restore fairness at the bargaining table, we need strong…
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Canada can deliver gender justice for women by improving care

March 8, 2024
Canada’s unions are marking International Women’s Day by calling on the federal government to better…
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Pink Shirt Day: 2SLGBTQI+ kids should be free to be themselves

February 28, 2024
Canada’s unions are marking Pink Shirt Day 2024 by calling on all governments to support…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Banning scab labour is about protecting workers’ rights

February 27, 2024
Ottawa – The labour movement gets to celebrate another victory today with the vote on…
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Statement from Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress on the news about NDP/Liberal negotiations on pharmacare:

February 23, 2024
“This is a BIG deal. We are very encouraged by the news that the Liberals…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Conservatives stand against workers

February 7, 2024
OTTAWA—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: Canadians are witnessing…
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The world won’t wait for Canada to act

February 5, 2024
Pass the Sustainable Jobs Act now or risk future jobs and investments
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions are calling out Alberta Premier’s attempt to use trans and gender-diverse children, youth and adults to score political points

February 1, 2024
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement:
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BHM: Canada’s unions honour the past to help shape the future

February 1, 2024
This Black History Month, Canada’s unions are celebrating the history and legacy of Black community…
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Canada’s unions mark January 29 with a call to action

January 29, 2024
Canada’s unions demand immediate action from the federal government to put an end to the…
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Canada’s unions urge MPs to address workers as we head into a new year

January 29, 2024
Bruske: Workers are calling on MPs for relief from the relentless cost-of-living crisis OTTAWA––As MPs…
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Canada’s unions support Argentinian national strike

January 24, 2024
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), which represents 3 million workers across Canada, together with the…
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While governments talk, patients face endless waits and health workers are burning out

January 18, 2024
Bruske: A year after historic new health care agreements, a triple-demic and slow government action,…
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Workers to MPs: Either stand with us or the rich business lobby

January 17, 2024
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics Conservative leader…
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CLC Executive Committee reiterates its support for ITUC’s call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

January 16, 2024
At its meeting in Ottawa last week, the executive committee of the Canadian Labour Congress…
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Canada’s unions mourn the passing of Ed Broadbent

January 11, 2024
Bruske: “Ed made this a better country for its working people. We’ll honour his memory…
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EXTENDED – Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA, 2024

January 3, 2024
Update The Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA Public Policy will be…
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Canada’s unions: Migrant workers in Canada deserve equal rights, protections

December 18, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking International Migrants Day by calling for greater protections and improved conditions…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Poilievre’s Conservatives blocking priority bills for workers

December 14, 2023
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “Canada’s unions are…
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Canada’s unions release roadmap for workers to see a path forward in Canada’s changing economy

December 14, 2023
Bruske: This report offers decision-makers a blueprint to unlock the potential of Canada’s productive, skilled…
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Canada’s unions welcome the expansion of Canadian Dental Care Plan

December 11, 2023
Bruske: As part of our public health program, the dental care plan will help millions…
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Statement on the release of the Employment Equity Task Force Report

December 11, 2023
Canada’s unions welcome the release of the report of the Government of Canada’s Employment Equity Act…
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Canada’s unions: confronting hate is a shared responsibility

December 10, 2023
This International Human Rights Day, Canada’s unions are calling on governments and individuals to collectively…
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Never Again: Canada’s Unions Mark December 6 with Call to End Gender-Based Violence

December 6, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the 34th anniversary of the attack at École Polytechnique in Montreal…
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Canada’s unions welcome the federal government’s new advisory table giving a much-needed voice to workers

December 5, 2023
President Bea Bruske: It is crucial that governments listen to workers—they are the engine of…
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To address the ongoing affordability crisis, Parliamentarians should support Bill C-56 and back unions to counterbalance corporate power

December 5, 2023
By Dr. DT Cochrane, Senior Economist at the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The…
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Workers with disabilities must be included in Canada’s sustainable jobs plan

December 3, 2023
As the global community marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Canada’s unions call on…
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Angelo Tocco – Winner of the 2023 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

December 3, 2023
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—which aims to promote awareness and…
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Canada’s Unions at COP28: Shaping a Sustainable Future for Workers

December 1, 2023
Bruske: Canadian and global leaders must ensure workers are supported in shift to a net-zero…
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Workers mobilize on the Hill to urge MPs to act as families continue to struggle

November 28, 2023
Bruske: Workers are calling on MPs for urgent action on pharmacare and two key pieces…
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Violence and harassment should never be “just part of the job”

November 25, 2023
Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to urgently address third-party violence and harassment…
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Families paying too high a price for tough economic times

November 21, 2023
Bruske: Fall Economic Statement made some progress on housing, but projects 150,000 more workers thrown…
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Stop making those with the least bear the burden of tough economic times

November 20, 2023
Fiscal Update an opportunity to reply to Conservative ‘rage farming’ by delivering help to those…
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Trans Equality Now: Canada’s unions call for urgent action

November 20, 2023
Canada’s unions mark Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) by calling on the federal government to…
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Fiscal Update Must Put Workers and Families First

November 15, 2023
Bruske: A balanced approach starts with making profitable corporations pay their fair share so the…
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Canada’s unions welcome anti-scab legislation

November 9, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome Labour Minister, Seamus O’Regan’s introduction of Bill C-58, legislation to…
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Quebec public sector strike: François Legault’s government must table acceptable offers

November 6, 2023
MONTREAL – Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with the 420,000 striking Front commun workers and…
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International Day of Care and Support: Care workers deserve care too

October 29, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the first International Day of Care with a call for greater…
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Bank of Canada holds rates steady but more needs to be done for working people

October 25, 2023
Bruske: Workers are at breaking point amidst affordability crisis OTTAWA–Canada’s unions welcome today’s Bank of…
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Former Health Ministers join experts, patients and care providers in calling for universal pharmacare

October 21, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress; Doug Roth, Chief Executive Officer of…
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Canada’s unions: Solidarity against government overreach. We must stop these politicians who continuously trample our rights

October 20, 2023
Bruske: Canada’s unions strongly oppose Scott Moe’s use of the notwithstanding clause.  Canada’s unions are…
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Government, workers and businesses must come together to win the low-carbon economic transition

October 11, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics  Today Canada…
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Canada’s Unions Launch “A Future That Works” Campaign: Good Jobs for a Sustainable Tomorrow

October 10, 2023
Bruske: Workers have the solutions to create good jobs and tackle climate change. OTTAWA—Canada’s unions…
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World Day for Decent Work: Workers’ contributions should be rewarded appropriately

October 7, 2023
Canada’s unions mark World Day for Decent Work by calling on the governments to invest…
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Hate and intolerance not winning propositions

October 4, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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Hate is a Losing Proposition

October 4, 2023
Bruske: Manitobans choose the NDP’s positive change over Conservative intolerance WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea…
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Federal government must do more to fulfill its promises on reconciliation

September 30, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day…
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Canada’s unions release sustainable jobs blueprint

September 29, 2023
Bruske: Let’s equip workers with the tools and opportunities to create Canada’s sustainable economy
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New Democrats and leader Wab Kinew offering stronger health care and the positive change Manitobans need

September 27, 2023
Bruske: It’s time for Manitobans to have their say. Let’s reject Stefanson’s negative campaign and…
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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gambling with workers’ futures

September 22, 2023
Canada’s unions are voicing strong concerns about Conservative Alberta Premier, Danielle Smith’s playing politics with…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions reaffirm support for 2SLGBTQI+ community

September 20, 2023
I am alarmed by recent policy decisions from the governments of New Brunswick and Saskatchewan…
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International Equal Pay Day: Canada’s Unions Call for an Integrated, Long-term Care Workforce strategy

September 18, 2023
Whether it’s health care, child care, long-term care, or community and social services, care sectors…
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Canada’s unions: Negligent employers on notice with 3-year prison sentence

September 14, 2023
In a direct message to employers who fail to ensure the health and safety of…
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As Parliament returns, people feel the pain from high prices, a slowing economy

September 14, 2023
CLC President Bruske: MPs must get to work to help families and prepare our economy…
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Bank of Canada and Governments Must Put Well-Being of Workers and Families First

September 6, 2023
OTTAWA–Canada’s unions welcome today’s Bank of Canada decision not to raise rates further but warned…
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Canada’s Unions Celebrate Labour Day by Lifting Everyone Up

September 5, 2023
OTTAWA – Members of the labour movement gather today in communities across Canada to mark…
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Poilievre and the Conservatives can’t be trusted to stand up for workers

September 1, 2023
Bruske: Poilievre loud on rhetoric, but silent on his real agenda OTTAWA––With his lengthy anti-worker…
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Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

September 1, 2023
Nominations are now open! Every year on December 3, the International Day of Persons with…
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Brace yourself for the great ‘Stefansmear’ campaign of 2023

September 1, 2023
Stefanson hopes to scare you into voting for broken Conservative promises By Bea Bruske, President…
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Labour Day Events 2023

August 10, 2023
As the clock runs down to Labour Day, Canada’s unions are planning celebrations and marches…
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Workers Eager to Contribute to National Electricity Grid Plan

August 8, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions applaud the federal government’s release of a vision for a net-zero…
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Statement from Bea Bruske on Alberta’s decision to halt new sustainable energy projects

August 3, 2023
Bruske: Move to suspend approvals on new wind and solar projects is a setback we…
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Emancipation Day: Canada’s unions demand stronger measures to address systemic racism

August 1, 2023
As we mark Emancipation Day on August 1, it’s important that all people in Canada…
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GOVERNMENTS MUST SEARCH FOR INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S REMAINS

July 19, 2023
INDIGENOUS MMIWG2S PEOPLES ARE NOT WORTHLESS WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske, with the support…
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CLC condemns harassment of Hong Kong trade union activists and leaders

July 14, 2023
The Canadian Labour Congress, representing 3 million Canadian workers, condemns the Hong Kong administration for…
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Premiers commit to meeting on health care crisis but the need for urgent action remains

July 12, 2023
WINNIPEG–Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske expressed disappointment that Canada’s premiers didn’t make more progress…
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Another rate hike is bad news for workers and families

July 12, 2023
WINNIPEG–Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske reacted with concern to the Bank of Canada’s decision…
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National, provincial and territorial labour leaders voice strong opposition to back-to-work legislation in ILWU job action against the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCME)

July 11, 2023
In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, labour leaders from across the country reiterated…
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Workers to Premiers: Act Now to Fix Health Care, Create Sustainable Jobs and Make Life More Affordable

July 10, 2023
WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske has written to Canada’s premiers outlining workers’ priorities for…
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Statement by Bea Bruske on the Port of Vancouver Strike

July 6, 2023
Bruske: The most durable deal is the one negotiated at the bargaining table OTTAWA –…
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Workers Looking for Premiers to Act on Health Care, Affordability and Sustainable Jobs

July 6, 2023
WINNIPEG—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to talk about what…
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Statement from Canadian and Québec labour unions in solidarity with the family and colleagues of Shahidul Islam

June 30, 2023
The Canadian and Québec Labour movement, joining workers around the globe, condemn the brutal murder…
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Canada’s unions congratulate Leo Gerard on Order of Canada appointment

June 30, 2023
Statement from CLC President Bea Bruske on the appointment of USW International President Emeritus, Leo…
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Unions celebrate new Canada Disability Benefit

June 26, 2023
Canada’s unions are celebrating the passage of Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, after…
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Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples requires ongoing commitment and action

June 21, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking National Indigenous People’s Day by reaffirming our steadfast commitment to advancing…
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Bruske: How Canada can create sustainable jobs as we shift to a low-carbon future

June 19, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in the Ottawa Citizen…
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Canada’s unions: Domestic workers deserve to be seen, supported and protected

June 16, 2023
As we mark International Domestic Workers’ Day on June 16, Canada’s unions are urging the…
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Canada’s unions alarmed and concerned by the layoff of 1,300 Bell workers

June 15, 2023
Bruske: The timing of these layoffs couldn’t be worse. Now more than ever, we need…
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Canada’s unions: Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration

June 14, 2023
Bruske: Workers, unions, industry, and governments must work together on climate change OTTAWA – Canada’s…
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Bea Bruske: Bank of Canada’s rate hike a further blow to working people

June 7, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in response to…
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Pride 2023: Together always, united in our diversity

June 1, 2023
Canada’s unions are celebrating 2023 Pride season, “Together Always, United in Our Diversity” by standing…
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Urgent action needed to end homophobic and transphobic violence at work

May 17, 2023
Gender-diverse workers in Canada are still facing disproportionately high rates of violence and harassment in…
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Fighting for Workers’ Rights: Canada’s Unions Lift Everyone Up

May 12, 2023
Bruske: This is a pivotal moment in our labour movement. We need to organize to…
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Canada’s unions demand meaningful enforcement of the Westray Law

May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023, marks the 31st anniversary of the Westray disaster that killed 26 miners…
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Canada’s Unions: Lifting Everyone Up

May 5, 2023
Thousands of union activists to gather in Montréal to tackle pressing issues facing workers MONTRÉAL––…
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May Day: Strong Unions Build Worker Power

May 1, 2023
Canada’s unions mark May Day by celebrating worker power and the contributions that workers and…
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Jewish labour activism vital in fight against discrimination in Canada

April 30, 2023
The Jewish community has been a big part of Canadian labour history, and has played…
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Celebrating the contributions of Asian-Canadian workers to Canada’s labour history

April 30, 2023
Asian-Canadian workers have played an integral role in shaping Canadian labour history. But members of…
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Canada’s unions call for enhanced mental health supports during Mental Health Week

April 28, 2023
As National Mental Health Week begins, many workers – especially women, racialized workers, 2SLGBTQI+ workers,…
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Day of Mourning 2023: Workers’ empowerment key to workplace health and safety

April 28, 2023
As unions across Canada mark the National Day of Mourning, the Canadian Labour Congress wants…
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Never again: Canada’s unions mark 10 years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse

April 24, 2023
On April 24, workers in Bangladesh and across the globe will gather to mark the…
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Earth Day 2023: Canada’s unions call on governments to put workers and communities first

April 21, 2023
This year’s Earth Day theme, Invest in Our Planet, is a timely reminder of the…
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Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2023

April 19, 2023
April 28th is the labour movement’s most solemn day, but also one to refocus our…
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Canada’s unions reinforce strong opposition to any attempt to force federal public service workers back to work

April 19, 2023
Bruske: Back-to-work legislation would be a misstep that would only aggravate the situation
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Senators vote to put workers and pensioners before big banks and wealthy CEOs

April 19, 2023
Bruske: Passage of pension protection Bill C-228 is a win for workers and plan members…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with federal public service workers’ right to strike

April 18, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with federal public service workers

April 15, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: To uphold refugee rights, Canada must suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement

April 4, 2023
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement today:  “On Refugee…
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Budget 2023: Progress for workers but only scratches the surface of pressing crises

March 28, 2023
Bruske: Workers will benefit from good, sustainable jobs but budget falls short on affordability and…
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CLC President Bea Bruske available to react to budget

March 27, 2023
OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), will be available to…
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Like Biden, Trudeau should put good union jobs on the agenda

March 22, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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A Workers’ Budget: Labour demands for Budget 2023

March 21, 2023
Bruske: Workers and their families are falling behind, and our inadequate social safety net is…
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CLC: Justice is long overdue for Black workers

March 21, 2023
The impacts of anti-Black racism are far reaching and have caused significant barriers to economic…
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Enough is enough: It’s time to put workers and pensioners before big banks and CEOs.

March 9, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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Canada’s unions: Urgent action required to rein in corporate greed

March 9, 2023
Bruske: Wealthy grocery CEOs must be held to account for Canadians’ skyrocketing grocery bills OTTAWA…
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To union feminists, this International Women’s Day, I salute you

March 8, 2023
My friends, You have led the charge, for decades, to improve women’s rights and gender…
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Union women: Stronger than ever

March 7, 2023
Union women across Canada are marking International Women’s Day by celebrating our collective victories and…
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CLC President Bea Bruske responds to labour force data

February 10, 2023
Bruske: Canada’s unions pleased to see buoyancy in job market, but wages continue to lag…
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February 14th Women’s Memorial March Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit Peoples (MMIWG2S+)

February 9, 2023
On February 14, communities across Canada will hold Women’s Memorial Marches to remember and honour…
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Federal-provincial health care deal: Canada’s unions cautiously optimistic

February 7, 2023
Bruske: Health care deal is a step in the right direction — Now governments must…
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Workers mobilize to Parliament Hill urging action on polycrisis

February 7, 2023
Bruske : Hundreds of workers will meet with MPs to call for urgent action on…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: We need to strengthen and expand our public health care system

February 2, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement after meeting with…
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Workers are sounding the alarm—parliamentarians must take heed

February 1, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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BHM 2023: It’s time Canada takes care of Black care workers

February 1, 2023
Black History Month is an important time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, achievements and…
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Canada’s unions welcome improved long-term care standard —but demand an end to for-profit care

January 31, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome improvements to the National Long-Term Care Services Standard but they…
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Canada’s unions are celebrating Canada’s ratification of International Labour Organization Convention 190

January 30, 2023
Bruske: Workers deserve a safe workplace. This historic convention will establish the right to a…
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Canada’s unions: urgent action needed to end Islamophobia, protect Muslim communities

January 29, 2023
On the second National Day of Remembrance of the Québec City Mosque Attack and Action…
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An economy rigged against workers could mean a ‘Winter of Discontent.’

January 26, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, as published in the The Globe…
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Bank of Canada’s eighth consecutive rate hike means workers will take another hit

January 25, 2023
Bruske: With inflation moderating, Bank of Canada has no excuse to further burden Canadians OTTAWA––Canada’s…
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Politicians must collaborate to find solutions for Canada’s struggling workers

January 24, 2023
Bruske: The choices facing decision-makers in the coming months will shape Canada for years to…
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Canada’s unions congratulate Magali Picard on historic FTQ presidential win

January 19, 2023
MONTRÉAL – Canada’s unions would like to congratulate Magali Picard on being the first woman…
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Beware of Premiers bearing promises of a quick health care fix

January 16, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, and Patty Coates, President of the…
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Statement by the Canadian Labour Congress regarding the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

January 14, 2023
The Canadian Labour Congress has expressed its grave concerns about the allegations against Luca Visentini,…
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As we head into the holidays, Canadians are struggling after being hammered by aggressive interest rate hikes

December 21, 2022
Bruske: In 2023, Parliament needs to focus on the true causes of inflation and address…
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Statement from Bea Bruske on the mass shooting in Vaughan, Ontario

December 19, 2022
Canada’s unions are shocked and horrified to hear of the tragic mass shooting in Vaughan on…
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International Migrants Day: Canada must do more to help undocumented people secure their rights

December 18, 2022
Canada’s unions are urging the federal government to be ambitious in developing an inclusive and…
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Canada’s unions are lifting everyone up

December 15, 2022
Bruske: As Parliament adjourns, we celebrate progress made and gear up to fight even harder…
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The Bank’s forgotten mandate: Support maximum sustainable employment

December 13, 2022
BRUSKE: More balanced economic policies needed to avoid devastating job losses OTTAWA –– A year…
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Canada’s unions: hate and racism cannot continue to go unchecked

December 10, 2022
Canada’s unions have long brought workers together in solidarity and unity to carry on the…
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Premiers and PM must get health deal done

December 9, 2022
BRUSKE: Political bickering must be replaced with all-hands-on-deck urgency to save kids’ lives OTTAWA––Canada faces…
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New child care legislation includes important commitment to non-profit child care and a qualified and well-supported workforce

December 8, 2022
Bruske: We welcome new child care legislation and will fight to strengthen it as it…
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Missed opportunity to push pause on rate hikes and put people first

December 7, 2022
BRUSKE: We should do everything we can to avoid job losses and a painful recession…
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Bea Bruske: Bank of Canada should pause rate hikes now to avert a manufactured recession

December 6, 2022
By Bea Bruske, as published in the Financial Post. Bank risks substantially weakening our economy,…
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It’s time to commit to ending gender-based violence and say never again!

December 6, 2022
Every year on December 6th people across Canada remember the 14 women who were murdered…
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Canada’s unions call for fast-tracking of Canada Disability Benefit

December 3, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for Persons with Disabilities by renewing the call…
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Sylvain Le May – Winner of the 2022 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

December 2, 2022
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—which aims to promote awareness and…
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It’s time to end gender-based violence at work

December 2, 2022
A call centre worker receives a torrent of verbal abuse while helping a customer. A…
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Canada’s unions applaud the introduction of federal paid sick leave

December 1, 2022
Bruske: Thousands of workers in federally-regulated workplaces will benefit; now we need paid sick leave…
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On November 25th – Canada’s unions are raising awareness on Gender-Based Violence at Work

November 25, 2022
Every day in Canada women, two-spirit, trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming workers face life-threatening violence…
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Unions welcome new protections for workers’ pensions

November 23, 2022
Bruske: Senate must now act quickly to pass Bill C-228 and safeguard the hard-earned pensions…
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Canada’s unions on COP27: Some wins, but we have our work cut out for us

November 21, 2022
The COP27 negotiations in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, delivered some important wins but highlighted that, more…
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Bank of Canada’s continuous rate hike is not slowing down inflation

November 17, 2022
Bruske: It’s time to address the true causes of current inflation, protect Canadians against its…
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Trans workers disproportionately impacted by harassment, violence at work

November 13, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling attention to the alarming results from the recent national survey on…
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Statement from Larry Rousseau: Meaningful investments and a seat at the table for workers essential for decarbonization

November 5, 2022
Larry Rousseau, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released this statement ahead of COP27:…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause is a full-on violation of workers’ rights

November 3, 2022
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with…
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Fall economic statement: Canada’s unions welcome new investments

November 3, 2022
Bruske: We are happy to finally see this government move toward a more sustainable future.…
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Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske available to speak on fall economic update

November 2, 2022
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, is available to talk about what the…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with CUPE Ontario education workers in the face of Ford’s legislative attacks

November 1, 2022
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in support of…
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Bank of Canada determined to push the economy into a recession, no matter the impact on Canadians

October 25, 2022
Bruske: Workers cannot keep paying the price the Bank of Canada is imposing. A recession would…
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New report urges rate hike pause to save workers’ jobs

October 19, 2022
An economic report from the Canadian Labour Congress and the Centre for Future Work proposes…
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Workers push back, demand decent work from decision-makers

October 7, 2022
As the global community marks World Day for Decent Work, workers around the world are…
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Sisters in Spirit Vigil Events

October 3, 2022
October 4 is Sisters in Spirit Day, an annual day to honour and remember the…
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Political leaders must work together and fast-track Bill C-22 on Disability Benefits

October 3, 2022
Canada’s unions are urging MPs from all parties to come together in support of Bill…
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A day for meaningful action and solidarity

September 30, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to mark the National Day for Truth…
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Grocery greedflation leaves families paying more for food

September 28, 2022
Bruske: Corporate concentration drives up food prices as a few companies occupy an outsized market…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: We must work to avoid a recession that would put many working families at risk

September 23, 2022
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement after meeting between…
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To achieve gender equality, Canada’s decision makers must prioritize investments in care

September 22, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking Gender Equality Week by calling on the federal government to reduce…
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Equal pay for work of equal value: it’s long past the time for employers and governments to get it right on pay equity

September 18, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling on governments around the world, at all levels, to take urgent…
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Labour 20 recommendations to G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

September 14, 2022
In advance of a meeting of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers held in Bali,…
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Canada’s unions welcome inflation relief

September 13, 2022
Bruske: Liberal and New Democrat cooperation will help families weather this affordability crisis OTTAWA ––…
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Rising interest rates mean families suffer another hit in the pocketbook

September 7, 2022
Bruske: With Parliament set to return, decision makers must put Main Street, not Bay Street,…
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A path to the middle class for millions of workers

September 6, 2022
By Bea Bruske, as published in The Province If you appreciate having weekends, a forty-hour…
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Unions pave path to the middle class for millions of Canadians

September 5, 2022
Bruske: Growing momentum for workers to demand better OTTAWA–Canada’s unions are marking Labour Day by…
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Labour Day: Worker power is key to a stronger middle class

August 31, 2022
(TORONTO) Canada’s unions are encouraging workers to reclaim their power and stand up to employers…
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Despite slowing inflation, prices still rising faster than wages

August 16, 2022
Bruske: Government should tax corporate profiteers to pay for extending expiring EI measures OTTAWA––Improving inflation…
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Progress towards a world of work free of violence and harassment

August 11, 2022
Bruske: Now we must turn to the hard work of implementing this landmark international agreement…
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Labour Day Events 2022

August 11, 2022
As the clock runs down to Labour Day, Canada’s unions are planning celebrations and marches…
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Bruske to PM: Work with premiers to fix Canada’s crumbling care system

August 10, 2022
As families face shuttered emergency rooms, governments must act now so people can get the…
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Bank of Canada governor should stay in his lane and not undermine collective bargaining

August 2, 2022
It isn’t the 1970s; evidence does not point to a wage-price spiral. So why is…
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Governments must help families facing economic precipice

July 28, 2022
Bruske: Mounting evidence of low-income families at grave risk from inflation crisis must be wake-up…
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Canada’s unions welcome today’s B.C. court’s decision in Cambie case

July 15, 2022
Bruske: Now is the time to strengthen our public health care system OTTAWA –Canada’s unions…
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Canada’s unions welcome Premiers’ call for more federal health investment – but demand greater accountability

July 12, 2022
VICTORIA––Canada’s unions welcomed the Council of the Federation’s call for increased federal health transfers but…
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Canada’s unions to engage Premiers at the Council of the Federation on strengthening public health care

July 7, 2022
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to talk about next…
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Bea Bruske: John Horgan is a true friend to working people

June 28, 2022
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “Canada’s unions thank…
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Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions express solidarity and demand action on reproductive rights

June 24, 2022
OTTAWA–– Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “Today, the…
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Indigenous Peoples Day 2022: Honouring Indigenous cultures on June 21 and beyond

June 21, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking Indigenous Peoples Day by standing in support and solidarity with First…
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Canada’s unions: Urgent action needed to help families through the inflation crisis

June 16, 2022
OTTAWA – Day-to-day prices on essentials are surging, interest rates soaring and rents are reaching…
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June 16 is International Domestic Workers’ Day

June 16, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking International Domestic Workers’ Day by calling on the federal government to…
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Canada’s unions welcome cross-party collaboration on the Pension Protection Act – Bill C-228

June 14, 2022
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome the cross-party collaboration of New Democrat, Bloc and Conservative MPs,…
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Canada’s unions celebrate B.C. card check law to empower workers

June 2, 2022
Bruske: It’s about fairness. Premier Horgan’s government enacts critical law to support working people VICTORIA,…
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Canada’s unions welcome disability benefit bill

June 2, 2022
Bruske: Now let’s get this bill passed quickly – and help end disability poverty OTTAWA…
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Together, let’s move #ForwardWithPride!

May 30, 2022
In Canada and around the world, 2SLGBTQI people are facing a rising tide of hatred,…
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Canada’s unions call for fast-tracking of Canada Disability Benefit

May 28, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) by calling on the federal government to…
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Canadians can’t afford for-profit long-term care

May 19, 2022
Bruske: It’s time to get the profit out of care OTTAWA –– A new report…
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IDAHOTB: Canada’s unions call for an end to violence and harassment

May 17, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) by calling…
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Conservatives refuse to talk lagging wages instead push low-wage austerity agenda

May 16, 2022
Bruske: As wages lag far behind inflation, Conservative leadership candidates ignore struggling workers. OTTAWA –…
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Bruske to German Chancellor and the G7: Turn from ambition to action on climate and just transition

May 11, 2022
Bruske: We must not trade good jobs for low-quality, precarious work as we accelerate progress…
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Honour Westray. Enforce the law.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Westray mine explosion that killed 26…
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Turn minimum wages into living wages and index to inflation

May 6, 2022
Bruske: StatCan numbers show markets aren’t delivering fair wages – governments must take action OTTAWA…
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Workers welcome wins in budget bill

May 2, 2022
Bruske: Canada’s unions welcome progress on key issues, but there’s more work to do on…
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Celebrate May Day the best way possible: organize!

May 1, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking May Day by standing in solidarity with workers around the world,…
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Canada’s unions celebrate end to discriminatory blood donation policy

April 28, 2022
Bruske: Long-awaited victory for 2SLGBTQI advocates OTTAWA –– After waiting three decades, Canada’s unions welcome…
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Work shouldn’t hurt: workplace health and safety rights should be fundamental

April 28, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to take swift action on workplace health…
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Building a low-wage economy with stomach-churning greed

April 26, 2022
Bruske: Minimum wage employees being replaced by offshore workers making $3.75 an hour will hurt workers…
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Helping families facing affordability squeeze must be MPs’ job one

April 25, 2022
Bruske: As Parliament returns, Canada’s unions urge MPs to back workers and reject the push…
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Making Global Supply Chains Safe for Workers: Nine Years after the Rana Plaza Collapse

April 24, 2022
April 24th marks the anniversary of one of the world’s worst and avoidable industrial accidents. Rana…
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Government must not break their promise and leave Canadians paying sky-high drug costs

April 14, 2022
Canada’s unions are troubled about the government’s decision late today, to reverse course on changes…
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Rising interest rates and record inflation creating perfect storm of unaffordability

April 13, 2022
Bruske: With the cost of everything – even debt – rising fast, we must fight…
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Labour 7 statement to the G7 Leaders’ Summit 2022

April 12, 2022
The 2022 Labour 7 summit “Shaping the Global Common Good” will take place in Berlin…
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Budget 2022: Progress on building a new and better normal

April 7, 2022
Bruske: Federal budget shows that when parties work together, everyday people benefit OTTAWA – Canada’s…
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BC government move to card check certification a win for workers

April 6, 2022
Canada’s unions welcome today’s move by the BC government to return to automatic certification in…
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Canada at an Economic Crossroads: A Better Normal or Settling for Worse?

April 6, 2022
By Bea Bruske, as published in National Newswatch With the federal budget just a day…
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Top 10 things unions and working people are looking for in Budget 2022

April 4, 2022
  OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to focus on the…
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National survey reports widespread harassment and violence in workplaces

March 30, 2022
Today the CLC and its research partners are releasing the initial findings of a national…
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Canada’s unions welcome new health funding – now make it permanent

March 25, 2022
OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, made the following statement today…
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Canada’s unions welcome landmark agreement between Liberals and New Democrats on a progressive agenda for Canada

March 22, 2022
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions celebrate today’s historic agreement between the Government and the NDP and…
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Canada’s unions stand with Teamsters union and demand negotiations be allowed to continue

March 21, 2022
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and…
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IDERD: Fighting racism means looking back as well as looking forward

March 21, 2022
As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Canada’s unions are…
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Canada’s unions: victory laps premature when it comes to jobs numbers

March 11, 2022
Bruske: Wages rising at less than the cost-of-living while workers in some sectors are being…
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IWD 2022: Gender equality depends on a healthy care economy

March 7, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking International Women’s Day 2022 by highlighting the critical importance of care…
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Every worker deserves ten days paid sick leave

February 24, 2022
Bruske: Canada’s unions urge the federal government to work with the premiers to protect our…
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Joint statement from Canada’s unions on the Ottawa occupation

February 9, 2022
Canada’s unions have fought for generations for the right to protest. This is a cornerstone…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Respecting rights is a two-way street

February 2, 2022
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement today: “Canada’s unions…
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Welcome progress in first 100 days – but much work to do in next 100 weeks

February 2, 2022
Bruske: Government and parliament must roll up their sleeves and get down to work OTTAWA––As…
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Health investments must be tied to stronger public health care

February 1, 2022
Bruske: Increased health transfers must improve public health – not become tax giveaways to people…
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Concrete action needed to address anti-Black racism and discrimination

February 1, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking Black History Month by calling for long-term, concrete government action to…
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Federal government must increase efforts to end Islamophobia in Canada

January 28, 2022
On this first ever National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and…
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Parliament must work with urgency on helping families

January 27, 2022
Bea Bruske: With care systems at a crisis point, runaway costs and a broken social…
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Ford punishing Ontario parents

January 24, 2022
Bea Bruske: Ford government must stop playing politics and sign child care deal OTTAWA –…
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Statement from Bea Bruske on the death of Alexa McDonough

January 15, 2022
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement today: “It was…
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Workers and their families need help now

December 22, 2021
More needed to help Canadians amid devastating Omicron wave Bea Bruske, president of the Canadian…
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Statement of the CLC and provincial and territorial federations of labour in response to the Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee Report

December 20, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress and Canada’s provincial and territorial federations of labour unanimously reject the…
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Canada’s unions welcome progress for seniors, students and First Nations children in fall economic update

December 14, 2021
Bruske: Canada’s unions happy to see support but disappointed unemployed workers and their families left…
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Federal government must take immediate action to protect migrant workers from COVID-19

December 10, 2021
The Auditor General released a scathing report yesterday on the alarming lack of protective measures…
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Human Rights Day: Canada must ratify C-189 to protect vulnerable domestic workers

December 10, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking International Human Rights Day by renewing their call on the federal…
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Canada’s unions: Use fiscal update to reverse seniors’ clawbacks and emergency help for workers

December 9, 2021
Bruske: Parliament must act swiftly to help low-income seniors, the 1.2 million unemployed and the 630K working Canadians who want full-time work…
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Canada’s unions demand government take concrete steps to implement pharmacare in upcoming fiscal update

December 8, 2021
Bruske: January 1, 2022 was supposed to be a universal pharmacare milestone – instead we…
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Canada’s unions: We all have an important role to play in ending gender-based violence

December 6, 2021
On December 6th 1989, 14 women were murdered in a horrific act of gender-based violence…
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Rank and file union members engage MPs with powerful stories about the need to end seniors’ clawbacks

December 3, 2021
Bruske: Hundreds of union members participated in CLC’s Action Week, telling MPs about low-income seniors…
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Sheryl Burns awarded the 2021 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

December 2, 2021
December 3 marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to promote awareness…
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Federal government should fast-track Canada Disability Benefit implementation

December 2, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking December 3 – the International Day of Persons with Disabilities –…
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MPs must listen to workers and take action on a fair recovery that makes life more affordable

November 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are making sure Members of Parliament hear from workers, as they get down…
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Canada’s unions welcome federal legislation on paid sick leave and protecting health care workers

November 26, 2021
Bruske: we will keep fighting until every worker in Canada has access to paid sick…
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New worker lockdown benefit fails to benefit workers

November 25, 2021
Liberals miss the mark with new legislation, more needed to help Canadians Canada’s unions are…
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Canada’s unions call on federal government to ratify and implement C-190

November 24, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by…
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Parliament must get to work on a recovery that makes life more affordable for workers and their families

November 22, 2021
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are calling on all parties in our new minority parliament to…
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Canada’s unions urge federal government to end conversion therapy

November 19, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking November 20 – the Transgender Day of Remembrance – by renewing…
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President Bea Bruske available to speak about Canada’s unions’ priorities for new Parliament

November 19, 2021
With Parliament set to return – amidst rising inflation, stretching family budgets and an uneven…
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Conservatives pushing the same playbook on inflation instead of helping families

November 17, 2021
OTTAWA – With family budgets stretched thin, now is not the time to raise interest…
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Government must combat surging cost-of-living with action to raise minimum wage and bring down costs of housing, child care, and medicines

November 16, 2021
OTTAWA – With working people seeing their wages fall behind inflation, and everyday essentially getting more and…
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Canada’s unions welcome Canada-Alberta affordable child care agreement

November 15, 2021
High costs and lack of affordable spaces plaguing inflation-weary parents from coast-to-coast-to-coast  OTTAWA – Canada’s…
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Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with New Brunswick public sector workers & call on Premier Higgs to bargain in good faith

November 9, 2021
OTTAWA – Instead of lockouts, back-to-work laws and intimidation tactics, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs…
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Government must put the brakes on Bay St. and prevent windfall pandemic payouts

November 3, 2021
OTTAWA – An upcoming announcement from Canada’s banking regulator has the financial sector salivating at…
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New cabinet must get to work on building an inclusive and equitable recovery

October 26, 2021
OTTAWA—Bea Bruske released the following statement about the new federal cabinet: “With women so disproportionately…
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New Cabinet’s top priority must be strengthening Canada’s care economy

October 25, 2021
This week, the world will mark the Global Day of Action for Care. COVID-19 has…
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Canadian Labour Congress’ President Bea Bruske available to speak about emergency benefits

October 21, 2021
OTTAWA – President Bea Bruske is available to speak to media today on the urgent…
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Bruske meets Deputy Prime Minister Freeland to discuss help for workers

October 18, 2021
OTTAWA—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister…
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SCC ruling a victory for working women

October 15, 2021
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement on the Supreme…
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As clock ticks down, Canada’s unions demand government chooses help for people

October 13, 2021
OTTAWA—Canada’s unions are urging the federal government to extend emergency benefits to help workers and…
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Fourth wave means urgent need to extend emergency help for workers

October 7, 2021
Emergency benefits due to expire for workers in next two weeks OTTAWA—With the fourth wave…
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Canada’s unions calling for worker-centred pandemic recovery

October 6, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the World Day for Decent Work on October 7, by calling…
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Premiers, PM must listen to Canadians on strengthening health care

October 5, 2021
Unconditional health transfers won’t solve problems of LTC abuses, nursing shortages or lack of access…
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Canadian unions’ support to Haiti

October 4, 2021
Canadian unions have responded to an appeal issued by the Confederation of Public and Private…
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UN Day for Older Persons: Canada’s unions call for strong supports for seniors

October 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the UN Day for Older Persons by highlighting the need for…
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Canada’s unions call on new federal government to prioritize reconciliation ahead of first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by strengthening our…
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Status quo parliament must not return to the status quo

September 21, 2021
Parliament must get to work on key issues facing workers OTTAWA – Canada’s unions congratulate…
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Time for workers and their families to make their voices heard

September 20, 2021
Volunteers from all parts of the labour movement are knocking on doors across the country…
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Next federal government must deliver for workers

September 18, 2021
Pandemic recovery must be built on investments that improve the lives of all Canadians Canada…
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Canada’s unions united with nurses in demanding urgent government action

September 17, 2021
OTTAWA – As the pandemic strains Canada’s public health care systems, nurses are sounding the…
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O’Toole another Conservative who would put our public health care system at risk

September 16, 2021
With the pandemic pushing provinces to the brink, a federal Conservative government would put Canada’s…
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Conservative O’Toole would mean low-wage recovery that leaves workers behind

September 15, 2021
Service workers see average wages rise paltry 59 cents during the pandemic, less than a…
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CLC President Bea Bruske: Vote to make sure working moms aren’t left behind

September 14, 2021
Bruske joins group of prominent women demanding all parties make affordable, accessible child care for all…
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Child care is on the ballot this election

September 14, 2021
On today’s National Day of Action for affordable quality, accessible, inclusive child care for all,…
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Canada’s unions stand with hospital workers

September 13, 2021
Canada’s unions are standing in solidarity with hospital workers amid anti-vaccine protests being held in…
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O’Toole’s conservative plan risks setting women back

September 13, 2021
Erin O’Toole poses threat to years of hard-fought gains for working women Women have been…
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New job numbers show there’s work to be done on economic recovery

September 10, 2021
Anemic wage growth in Canada as some workers get left behind Canada’s unions are raising…
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O’Toole on the defensive over his plan to cut billions from child care, end emergency support for workers

September 9, 2021
During the French debate last night, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole was on the defensive over…
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Conservatives’ fiscal costing leaves critical question unanswered: what will Erin O’Toole cut to balance the budget?

September 8, 2021
OTTAWA-The Conservatives released their fiscal costing, but still claim they’ll achieve unrealistic growth while magically…
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O’Toole would build a social safety net out of hot air

September 8, 2021
Conservatives release platform costing, but Canadians already have the tally on broken Conservative promises. Canada’s…
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Bea Bruske: Put working families at the heart of Canada’s recovery

September 6, 2021
OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress released the following statement on…
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O’Toole’s dangerous economics risks cuts to health care and services people rely on

August 31, 2021
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole began his day threatening Canadians with a return to spending cuts,…
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Canada’s unions release ad reminding working Canadians Erin O’Toole is dangerous

August 31, 2021
OTTAWA − Canada’s unions are pushing back against Erin O’Toole’s claims around supporting working Canadians…
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Bruske: Uber’s flex work proposal would continue to fail to protect gig workers

August 30, 2021
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement about Uber’s “Flexible…
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Record bank profits reveals pandemic’s economic winners and losers

August 25, 2021
Today, RBC and the National Bank released their third-quarter profits, which came in at $4.3…
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Bruske welcomes NDP commitment to end profiteering off of seniors’ care

August 24, 2021
ST. JOHN’S – Canadian Labour Congress president Bea Bruske made the following statement today: “Decades…
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Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske demands worker-centred recovery

August 24, 2021
Bruske in St. John’s East to canvass in support of candidate Mary Shortall President Bea…
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Statement on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

August 24, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis is not over. COVID-19 is not the seasonal flu. It is much…
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O’Toole speaks out of both sides of his mouth on pensions

August 24, 2021
Conservative O’Toole spent career defending large corporations, can workers trust him now to stand up…
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O’Toole’s rhetoric cannot hide his record of hurting workers

August 23, 2021
Erin O’Toole has proven time and again he is no friend of working Canadians Erin…
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Canadian workers to political leaders: it’s high time for paid sick leave

August 20, 2021
Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) President Bea Bruske welcomes the Liberal party’s election commitment to introduce…
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Hidden in Conservative platform: An attack on public pensions and EI

August 19, 2021
Conservatives would relegate gig workers to second-class citizens in Canada’s workforce OTTAWA – Hidden in…
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Canada’s unions welcome certification of Uber class action

August 12, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) welcomes today’s decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice…
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Canada’s unions encouraged by continued job market recovery but urge parties to stay focused on the long road ahead

August 6, 2021
Canada’s unions are calling on elected leaders to stay focused on running the economy hot,…
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Governments must honour Emancipation Day by addressing systemic racism

July 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are calling on governments at every level to mark Canada’s first national recognition…
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CLC Statement on the fatal crane collapse in Kelowna, BC

July 13, 2021
Today we learned that five people lost their lives, and more were injured due to…
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Job numbers show pandemic’s hardest hit continue to struggle most

July 9, 2021
Canada’s unions are raising the alarm that hundreds of thousands of workers are facing cutbacks…
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Open Letter to the Working People of Canada

July 6, 2021
Friends and Allies, A few short weeks ago, I was truly honoured to be elected…
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Net-zero law lays foundation for stronger climate action

July 2, 2021
Canada’s unions are welcoming the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, which received royal assent and…
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Canada’s unions say this Canada Day is a time for reconciliation, not celebration

June 30, 2021
In light of the recent discovery of the remains of nearly 1,000 children at former…
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Canada’s unions welcome new hate speech provisions, express concern about timing

June 25, 2021
Canada’s unions are cautiously welcoming proposed federal legislative amendments to make it easier to prosecute…
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Canada’s unions warn that new Disability Benefit Act doesn’t go far enough

June 25, 2021
Canada’s unions are warning that a new disability benefit doesn’t go far enough to support…
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Canada’s unions elect new leaders to help chart a hopeful post-pandemic future for workers

June 18, 2021
(Ottawa – June 18, 2021) Nearly 4,000 delegates at the Canadian Labour Congress’ 29th Constitutional…
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Canada’s unions call for strengthened rights and protections for domestic workers

June 16, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking International Domestic Workers Day by calling on the federal government to increase access…
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Canada’s unions condemn hate-motivated terrorist attack against Canadian Muslim family; express concern over rising incidents of hate

June 8, 2021
Canada’s unions unequivocally condemn the recent escalation of hate crimes and violence against members of…
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National AccessAbility Week: Canada’s unions call for elimination of barriers to employment, launch new handbook

May 28, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking National AccessAbility Week by calling on the federal government to remove…
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Canada’s unions are calling for meaningful investments to support 2SLGBTQI communities

May 25, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking this year’s Pride season by calling on the federal government to…
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Canada should crack down on tax evasion and put that revenue to good use

May 20, 2021
By Hassan Yussuff Buried in the government’s 724-page federal budget is an important commitment that…
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Canada’s unions call for urgent action to address hate crimes against 2SLGBTQI people

May 17, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) by urging…
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Canada’s unions support C-253, legislation to protect workers in the event of company insolvency

May 13, 2021
Canada’s unions are pleased to see the Members of Parliament taking action to put workers…
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Canadian unions condemn violence in Colombia

May 11, 2021
Canadian unions stand in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of Colombian workers and citizens peacefully…
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Canada’s unions mark Westray anniversary with call to hold negligent employers accountable

May 7, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the anniversary of the Westray mining disaster by calling for negligent…
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Canada’s unions call for strong recovery measures as job losses rise

May 7, 2021
The number of Canadians without work for over a year has tripled during the pandemic.…
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Canada’s unions mark May Day by calling on governments to prioritize workers and their families

May 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking May Day by urging the federal government to act quickly to…
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National Day of Mourning: the human cost of COVID-19

April 28, 2021
By Hassan Yussuff as published in The Hamilton Spectator Every year, workers and their families…
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We need smart public policy to address vaccine hesitancy

April 20, 2021
When the first COVID-19 vaccines were injected into the arms of Canadians last December, there…
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Budget 2021: Canada’s unions welcome ‘crucial’ funding for child care, skills training and $15 federal minimum wage

April 19, 2021
Canada’s unions are applauding significant investments in child care, training and skills development and a…
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Top five labour demands ahead of upcoming federal budget

April 16, 2021
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to focus on the country’s…
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Latest job numbers encouraging but a lot rides on federal job investments

April 9, 2021
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to create more than one…
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Budget 2021: Canada’s unions call for strong measures to help pandemic recovery

March 30, 2021
As people in Canada continue to struggle with the impacts of COVID-19, workers and their…
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Labour: protect worker rights, not gig employers

March 23, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress and provincial and territorial federations of labour find Uber’s self serving…
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Canada’s unions welcome extension of EI and recovery benefits

February 19, 2021
Canada’s unions welcome the extension to income supports announced by the federal government today as…
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Too many people are struggling to pay for their medications

February 19, 2021
By Hassan Yussuff, Doug Roth, Linda Silas, as published in Toronto Star   A silent…
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Latest job numbers point to need for urgent extension of EI benefits and job retraining

February 5, 2021
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are urgently calling on the federal government to extend EI and…
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EI for the 21st Century

January 22, 2021
Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) program is falling short. Over the past year, the shortcomings of the…
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End-of-year unemployment data shows need for continued support for workers

January 8, 2021
“Even as the vaccine roll-out begins, we can see that the tough times aren’t behind…
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Lessons from 2020: The pandemic brought out the best in Canada’s workers

December 31, 2020
“Canada’s unions are marking the end of 2020 by looking back on all that has…
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Canada’s unions call for pathway to permanent residency for all migrant workers

December 18, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking International Migrants Day by calling on the federal government to offer…
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Canada’s unions welcome new bill to adopt Indigenous rights framework

December 16, 2020
Canada’s unions welcome the federal government’s recent announcement and subsequent tabling of a bill to…
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Canada’s unions welcome federal government commitments on climate change

December 11, 2020
OTTAWA – Coming on the heels of the government’s climate accountability legislation, today’s 2030 climate…
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Human Rights Day: equitable COVID-19 recovery requires investment in care

December 10, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking International Human Rights Day by calling for long-term investments in the…
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Latest job numbers signal bleak winter ahead

December 4, 2020
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are raising the alarm that many workers are facing a bleak…
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Darryl Flasch – Winner of the 2020 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

December 3, 2020
Every year on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Labour…
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Workers with disabilities must help shape Canada’s Disability Inclusion Strategy

December 3, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking December 3 – the International Day for Persons with Disabilities –by…
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Canada’s unions mark World AIDS Day by calling for universal pharmacare

December 1, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking World AIDS Day by calling on the federal government to implement…
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Fiscal update’s emphasis on investments will spare Canadians further economic hardship and spur recovery

November 30, 2020
Canada’s unions say the federal government’s fiscal update will help the nation’s workers weather current…
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Canada’s unions to respond to federal government’s fiscal update

November 27, 2020
Canada’s unions will be responding to the federal government’s Economic and Fiscal Snapshot, scheduled for…
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Canada’s unions call for a National Action plan on Gender-Based Violence

November 25, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by…
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Federal government’s new bill on climate change an important step on the hard road ahead

November 20, 2020
Canada’s unions are welcoming the tabling of new federal legislation that puts the country on…
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CLC joins global unions in calling on G20 leaders to lay foundation for a New Social Contract

November 20, 2020
The Canadian Labour Congress joins trade unions from around the world to urge leaders of…
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Canada’s unions say slowing job recovery necessitates urgent government intervention

November 6, 2020
Canada’s job growth is showing signs of slowdown and Canada’s unions are calling on the…
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Canada’s unions launch nation’s first-ever virtual lobby week

November 3, 2020
OTTAWA – Hundreds of workers from communities across Canada are meeting virtually with their MPs…
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Canada’s unions welcome increased federal immigration targets

October 30, 2020
Ottawa – Canada’s unions are applauding the federal government’s announcement today that it plans to…
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Canada’s unions hosting virtual Action Week

October 29, 2020
People from across Canada will be lobbying MPs next week, in the first large-scale virtual…
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Canada’s unions join Global Day of Action on Care

October 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability of Canada’s care system. On October 29, Canada’s unions…
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Canada’s unions welcome employment gains, but urge continued focus on jobs

October 9, 2020
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome the job gains reported in the September findings from Statistics…
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Canada’s unions encourage donations to local food banks to mark Thanksgiving

October 6, 2020
Like so many other occasions, Thanksgiving won’t be the same this year due to COVID-19.…
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Canada’s unions have a plan to move us forward

September 25, 2020
By Hassan Yussuff, as published in The Hill Times As we transition from reacting to…
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A robust immigration system is key to our recovery

September 25, 2020
By Hassan Yussuff, as published in The Province COVID-19 has forced rethinks on many aspects…
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Canada’s unions: Throne Speech signals commitment to invest in workers

September 23, 2020
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome the policy direction the government has laid out in today’s…
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Canada’s unions call for a feminist recovery plan

September 20, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking Gender Equality Week by calling on the federal government to ensure…
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Throne speech must move the country forward

September 18, 2020
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to make firm commitments towards…
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Canada’s unions celebrate BC court rejection of private health care

September 10, 2020
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions applaud the decision by the BC Supreme Court to uphold the integrity…
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The fate of Canada’s workers is intertwined with COVID-19

September 7, 2020
By Hassan Yussuff, as published in The Globe and Mail Last year, workers in Canada…
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Canada, let’s do better

September 5, 2020
By Hassan Yussuff, as published in the Toronto Star As we continue to cope with…
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On Labour Day, the nation’s unions launch a plan to disaster-proof Canada

September 4, 2020
Ottawa – To mark Labour Day, Canada’s unions are calling on all levels of government…
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Canada’s unions encouraged by EI reforms

August 20, 2020
OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) welcomes today’s federal government announcement that it will…
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Labour’s vision for the 2021 federal budget

August 20, 2020
Canada is in the midst of an economic crisis that has disproportionately affected low-paid, vulnerable…
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‘Safe Restart’ agreement helps pave the path forward

July 17, 2020
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are welcoming the inclusion of job-protected sick leave in the ‘Safe…
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Canada’s unions urge government to stay on fiscal track

July 8, 2020
OTTAWA – The fiscal update released today shows that there is still room for economic…
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Government must continue to invest in workers and families

July 8, 2020
In anticipation of today’s fiscal update, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to…
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Canada’s unions welcome extension of income supports

June 16, 2020
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome the expansion of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which…
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