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.
Canadian Labour Congress
"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
“It takes time for infrastructure spending to kick in and create jobs, so let’s act now to stop penalizing unemployed workers, get them the benefits they paid into and so urgently need, and help them start contributing to their local economies again.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
“We’re disappointed with the government’s decision to sign on and have outlined the many problems that we see with this very broad-reaching agreement," — CLC President Hassan Yussuff
“On December 6, as we remember the young women in Montreal and the many other women and girls that have suffered violence and have died in the decades since, we must recommit to pressing our governments to take concrete measures immediately." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
NUPGE is a participating union in Labour Gives and Giving Tuesday with contributions going to the Canadian Council for Refugees.
The National Union of Public and General Employees joins with its sisters and brothers in the labour movement in calling for greater assistance for the Syrian refugees.
Survey finds disturbing results about domestic violence and its effects in the workplace.
Even with the election just over a week away, Georgetti is still looking forward to the next task that the CLC will have on it's agenda -- working to defeat the Harper Conservative government in the 2015 federal election.
"We all know that Ken has proven himself a consistent and solid leader. We know that he understands our challenges and that he excels at helping us work together so that we can win together." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President and CLC VP.