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Canadian manufacturing jobs matter

General Motors is betraying workers by closing its Oshawa plant. 

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Government Consultation for Pensions

Pensioners should never again be left high and dry.

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Canada bans asbestos

Canada bans asbestos at long last — but it’s not enough! Thousands of Canadians have died because of exposure to asbestos. 

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Let’s secure workplace pensions

Working Canadians can take heart that a bigger CPP will now be waiting for them in retirement thanks to tireless advocacy of unions, seniors groups, anti-poverty organizations and others.

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Environmental Racism

Canada’s unions say "there can be no environmental justice without racial justice."

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Postal workers deserve better

At the bargaining table, Canada’s postal workers have been calling for better health and safety protections, and for pay equity.

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This Pride season, Canadians deserve a pharmacare plan we can be proud of

Canada’s unions are kicking off Pride season by renewing the call for universal pharmacare. Too many LGBTQ2SI people are among the more than 3.5 million people living in Canada who can't afford to fill their prescriptions; and over half of people living in Canada are afraid they won’t be able to afford their prescription medication in the future.

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Canada’s unions support Canadian retaliation against American steel and aluminum tariffs

Canada’s unions today applauded the Canadian Government’s retaliation against the unjustified and unwarranted American tariffs on steel and aluminum.

“I am pleased to see Canada respond so quickly and decisively to defend Canadian workers and industry against President Trump’s bullying tactics. Canada cannot waver in its defence of balanced trade,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff.

 

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Korean Trade Union Leader Han Sang-gyun released from prison

The CLC joins the global trade union movement in welcoming the release of KCTU ex-president Han Sang-gyun, who was unjustly imprisoned for fighting labour reforms that would have worsened the lives of South Korean workers. 

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Canadian and Colombian labour ministers sign action plan

In May 2016, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), together with the CUT (Central Unitaria de Trabajadores) Colombia and Colombian unions , submitted a complaint to the Canadian National Administrative Office (NAO) stating the Government of Colombia failed to comply with its obligations under the Canada-Colombia Agreement on Labour Cooperation (CCOALC).
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#16Days: Take Action to End Gender-Based Violence

November 25 is the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, and the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

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No one should have to choose between keeping their family home and paying for life-saving drugs

As part of its national campaign for universal pharmacare, the Canadian Labour Congress has launched a powerful new video telling the story of Judy Pope, a Cambridge, Ontario woman forced to make an impossible choice: pay for medication that would prolong her life, or keep her family’s finances and home intact.

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