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Protecting Canada’s EV Opportunities 

June 24, 2024
Ottawa, ON – Leveraging the power of Canada’s skilled workforce with the right decisions, we…
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Labour celebrating historic wins – but the fight is not over

June 21, 2024
Bruske: This parliamentary session was a historic triumph for the labour movement – but we…
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Canada’s unions: workers have waited long enough to pass Bill C-64, An Act Respecting Pharmacare

June 18, 2024
Bruske: The Senate must pass the bill without amendments or further delays. OTTAWA- Pharmacare is…
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Global union leaders affirm support for Palestinian trade unions and the Palestinian people

June 11, 2024
This week the leaders of seven Global Union Federations (GUFs) and the International Trade Union…
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One step closer to universal pharmacare for Canadians

June 4, 2024
Ottawa, ON – Canada is closer than ever to achieving a universal public drug plan.…
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Pride 2024: No one left behind: Equality, freedom, and justice for all

June 1, 2024
For Pride 2024, Canada’s unions stand firm under the banner of “No One Left Behind:…
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On Injured Workers Day, Canada’s unions say: safe work now!

May 31, 2024
June 1st is Injured Workers Day. Far too many workers continue to be injured on…
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National AccessAbility Week: Income Security Critical to Accessibility

May 29, 2024
Canada’s unions mark National AccessAbility Week by calling on the federal government to support people…
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Unanimous support from MPs for anti-scab legislation – now over to senators

May 28, 2024
Bruske: My message to the Senators is clear: Pass Bill C-58 without further delays. The…
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Reduce interest rates and offer relief to Canadian families – ball is in your court, Governor Macklem

May 21, 2024
OTTAWA – Despite a slowdown in inflation and the Bank of Canada achieving its target…
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20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law 

May 9, 2024
On May 9th, 1992, 26 workers at the Westray mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia…
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Unified labour front: Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union joins Canadian Labour Congress

May 8, 2024
OTTAWA –The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is pleased to announce the official affiliation of the…
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Cut interest rates to provide relief to families

May 2, 2024
OTTAWA––Cutting interest rates to provide relief to workers and families is urgently needed in the…
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NEW POLL: CANADIANS BACK UNIONS TO DELIVER WORKER PROTECTIONS, FAIRER WAGES

May 1, 2024
OTTAWA––New poll reveals most Canadians agree that unions deliver better jobs, fairer working conditions and…
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Canada’s unions call for ‘Safe work now!’

April 26, 2024
As workers across the country prepare to mark the National Day of Mourning on April…
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11 years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, Canada’s unions honour victims and continue demands to improve conditions for workers

April 23, 2024
April 24, 2024, marks 11 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory…
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Earth Day 2024: Canada’s move to net-zero must have workers at its core

April 22, 2024
Canada’s unions were happy to see the Sustainable Jobs Act recently pass third reading in…
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Canada’s unions are united: Want our votes? Enhance our rights!

April 18, 2024
OTTAWA – Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske was joined by workers’ representatives from across…
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Touchdown! CFLPA joins Canadian Labour Congress

April 18, 2024
OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) celebrates today’s affiliation of the Canadian Football League…
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Labour reps discuss election strategy and union momentum

April 17, 2024
OTTAWA–– The Canadian Labour Congress will convene representatives of millions of workers from across Canada…
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Bolder action needed to make life more affordable and tackle corporate greed

April 16, 2024
While Canada’s unions welcome tax fairness measures, investments in housing and the new National School…
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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
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, is available for comment on what workers…
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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
WINNIPEG – Political games aside, today is a landmark day for workers in Manitoba. Canada’s…
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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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Labour Council Supporting Workers at Rideauwood Addictions and Family Services

March 6, 2024
March 6th, 2024  For Immediate Release Labour Council Supporting Workers at Rideauwood Addictions and Family…
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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
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, and Chris Severson-Baker, Executive Director of…
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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
“Premier Smith recently announced sweeping policy proposals that would undermine the inclusion, well-being and safety…
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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 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 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 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
OTTAWA – A triple-demic of flu, RSV and COVID has left patients facing some of…
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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
OTTAWA––The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has partnered with the Pembina Institute to release the second…
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Canada’s unions welcome the expansion of Canadian Dental Care Plan

December 11, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome the next phase of the Canadian Dental Care Plan –…
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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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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

December 6, 2023
On behalf of the OLC Women’s Committee Chair Good morning, Today, December 6th, 2023, marks…
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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
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome progress on housing affordability in the federal Fall Economic Statement…
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Stop making those with the least bear the burden of tough economic times

November 20, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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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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Bridgehead’s new policy to share tips with managers ‘doesn’t make any sense’: labour group

November 6, 2023
Including managers in tip pool renders minimum wage hike ‘moot,’ says barista Guy Quenneville ·…
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Jamaican migrant workers say they are treated like ‘animals’ in open letter under Canadian government review

October 31, 2023
article by CTV News The Jamaican government visited a number of Ontario farms last week…
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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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CLC Supported International Trade Union Confederation Statement on the Middle East

October 13, 2023
The ITUC calls for an immediate ceasefire by all parties and the return of all…
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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
OTTAWA––The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has partnered with the Pembina Institute to develop a blueprint…
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New Democrats and leader Wab Kinew offering stronger health care and the positive change Manitobans need

September 27, 2023
WINNIPEG – With the health care crisis getting worse and so many families struggling to…
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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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Hydro Workers rally outside city hall as strike enters its 12th week

September 14, 2023
About 150 striking Hydro Ottawa workers rallied outside City Hall Wednesday as their strike entered…
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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 at Hydro Ottawa could be on strike by the end of June 2023

June 14, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMembers of Local 636 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workersat Hydro Ottawa…
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Ontario Nurses’ Association organizing picket lines outside Ottawa hospitals calling for better wages

February 24, 2023
The ONA and the province are embroiled in negotiations for a new bargaining agreement for…
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