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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
OTTAWA–Squeezed family budgets, a worsening economy and preparing Canada for the global transition to a…
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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 2, 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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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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Canada’s unions reinforce strong opposition to any attempt to force federal public service workers back to work

April 19, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions reiterate their strong opposition to any attempt by the federal government…
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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 19, 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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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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New! Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA, 2023

January 3, 2023
Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA, 2023 The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)…
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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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