Canadian Labour Congress

July 5, 2017

Young workers today are facing many social and workplace issues. However, many have taken these challenges as an opportunity to create positive change, and to impact their communities for the better.

April 27, 2017

“Today, across Canada, politicians at ceremonies for the National Day of Mourning will be talking about the importance of safe workplaces. But kind words mean little unless they are matched by action. We need the government to take this obligation seriously.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer.

February 21, 2017

"We have lost a formidable leader who truly understood the intersection of social justice and labour rights." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

December 1, 2016

"Our goal, and that of the broader labour movement, has been to ensure that our children and our grandchildren have strong and secure retirement security. Getting to this stage is a victory." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

November 3, 2016

 "For a long time, we have said that the current program does not adequately cover the needs of workers during these periods of their lives. We hope the government is listening to what we have to say." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

July 29, 2016

“Now that this report is out, we encourage the government to accept the challenges that this report presents and act on them in a bold and ambitious way." — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President

May 10, 2016

The CLC Rise Up! Human Rights Conference will explore ways to renew the labour movement, celebrate our diversity, and better understand the changing nature of work.

April 28, 2016

“On April 28, we join with our sisters and brothers and neighbours and friends in mourning for those who have lost their lives through workplace-related events. Then, we once again roll up our sleeves and fight to protect the health and safety of the living.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

April 22, 2016

After 67 years, the federal government has run out of excuses. It can no longer justify its refusal to ratify ILO Convention No. 98, since the right to organize and bargain collectively is now recognized as a constitutional right in Canada.

March 21, 2016

"On this International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination, we pledge to stand by our committments to the Syrian people who have traveled so far and long to get here, as well as to those in our communities who struggle for equality every day." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President