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MPs must listen to workers and take action on a fair recovery…

November 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are making sure Members of Parliament hear from workers, as they get down…
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Canada’s unions welcome federal legislation on paid sick leave and protecting health…

November 26, 2021
Bruske: we will keep fighting until every worker in Canada has access to paid sick…
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New worker lockdown benefit fails to benefit workers

November 25, 2021
Liberals miss the mark with new legislation, more needed to help Canadians Canada’s unions are…
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Canada’s unions call on federal government to ratify and implement C-190

November 24, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by…
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Parliament must get to work on a recovery that makes life more…

November 22, 2021
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are calling on all parties in our new minority parliament to…
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Canada’s unions urge federal government to end conversion therapy

November 19, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking November 20 – the Transgender Day of Remembrance – by renewing…
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President Bea Bruske available to speak about Canada’s unions’ priorities for new…

November 19, 2021
With Parliament set to return – amidst rising inflation, stretching family budgets and an uneven…
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Conservatives pushing the same playbook on inflation instead of helping families

November 17, 2021
OTTAWA – With family budgets stretched thin, now is not the time to raise interest…
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Government must combat surging cost-of-living with action to raise minimum wage and…

November 16, 2021
OTTAWA – With working people seeing their wages fall behind inflation, and everyday essentially getting more and…
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Canada’s unions welcome Canada-Alberta affordable child care agreement

November 15, 2021
High costs and lack of affordable spaces plaguing inflation-weary parents from coast-to-coast-to-coast  OTTAWA – Canada’s…
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Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with New Brunswick public sector workers &…

November 9, 2021
OTTAWA – Instead of lockouts, back-to-work laws and intimidation tactics, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs…
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Government must put the brakes on Bay St. and prevent windfall pandemic…

November 3, 2021
OTTAWA – An upcoming announcement from Canada’s banking regulator has the financial sector salivating at…
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Workers cannot trust Doug Ford to be a friend

November 2, 2021
Doug Ford has put his corporate buddies ahead of workers every time. Now, he’ll say…
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Governments must commit to repairing care economy on global care day

October 29, 2021
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, made the following statement for the Global…
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New cabinet must get to work on building an inclusive and equitable…

October 26, 2021
OTTAWA—Bea Bruske released the following statement about the new federal cabinet: “With women so disproportionately…
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New Cabinet’s top priority must be strengthening Canada’s care economy

October 25, 2021
This week, the world will mark the Global Day of Action for Care. COVID-19 has…
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Canadian Labour Congress’ President Bea Bruske available to speak about emergency benefits

October 21, 2021
OTTAWA – President Bea Bruske is available to speak to media today on the urgent…
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Bruske meets Deputy Prime Minister Freeland to discuss help for workers

October 18, 2021
OTTAWA—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister…
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SCC ruling a victory for working women

October 15, 2021
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement on the Supreme…
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As clock ticks down, Canada’s unions demand government chooses help for people

October 13, 2021
OTTAWA—Canada’s unions are urging the federal government to extend emergency benefits to help workers and…
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Fourth wave means urgent need to extend emergency help for workers

October 7, 2021
Emergency benefits due to expire for workers in next two weeks OTTAWA—With the fourth wave…
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Canada’s unions calling for worker-centred pandemic recovery

October 6, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the World Day for Decent Work on October 7, by calling…
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Premiers, PM must listen to Canadians on strengthening health care

October 5, 2021
Unconditional health transfers won’t solve problems of LTC abuses, nursing shortages or lack of access…
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Canadian unions’ support to Haiti

October 4, 2021
Canadian unions have responded to an appeal issued by the Confederation of Public and Private…
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UN Day for Older Persons: Canada’s unions call for strong supports for…

October 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the UN Day for Older Persons by highlighting the need for…
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Statement by Bea Bruske

October 1, 2021
Earlier today, following a National Truth and Reconciliation Day event hosted by the Canadian Labour…
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Canada’s unions call on new federal government to prioritize reconciliation ahead of…

September 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by strengthening our…
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Canada’s unions shocked at dissolution of HKCTU

September 22, 2021
Canadian unions express their shock and dismay upon learning of the recent decision of the…
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Status quo parliament must not return to the status quo

September 21, 2021
Parliament must get to work on key issues facing workers OTTAWA – Canada’s unions congratulate…
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Time for workers and their families to make their voices heard

September 20, 2021
Volunteers from all parts of the labour movement are knocking on doors across the country…
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Next federal government must deliver for workers

September 18, 2021
Pandemic recovery must be built on investments that improve the lives of all Canadians Canada…
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Canada’s unions united with nurses in demanding urgent government action

September 17, 2021
OTTAWA – As the pandemic strains Canada’s public health care systems, nurses are sounding the…
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O’Toole another Conservative who would put our public health care system at…

September 16, 2021
With the pandemic pushing provinces to the brink, a federal Conservative government would put Canada’s…
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Conservative O’Toole would mean low-wage recovery that leaves workers behind

September 15, 2021
Service workers see average wages rise paltry 59 cents during the pandemic, less than a…
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CLC President Bea Bruske: Vote to make sure working moms aren’t left…

September 14, 2021
Bruske joins group of prominent women demanding all parties make affordable, accessible child care for all…
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Child care is on the ballot this election

September 14, 2021
On today’s National Day of Action for affordable quality, accessible, inclusive child care for all,…
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Canada’s unions stand with hospital workers

September 13, 2021
Canada’s unions are standing in solidarity with hospital workers amid anti-vaccine protests being held in…
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O’Toole’s conservative plan risks setting women back

September 13, 2021
Erin O’Toole poses threat to years of hard-fought gains for working women Women have been…
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New job numbers show there’s work to be done on economic recovery

September 10, 2021
Anemic wage growth in Canada as some workers get left behind Canada’s unions are raising…
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O’Toole on the defensive over his plan to cut billions from child…

September 9, 2021
During the French debate last night, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole was on the defensive over…
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Conservatives’ fiscal costing leaves critical question unanswered: what will Erin O’Toole cut…

September 8, 2021
OTTAWA-The Conservatives released their fiscal costing, but still claim they’ll achieve unrealistic growth while magically…
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O’Toole would build a social safety net out of hot air

September 8, 2021
Conservatives release platform costing, but Canadians already have the tally on broken Conservative promises. Canada’s…
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What O’Toole isn’t telling you: Conservative health care promises made to be…

September 7, 2021
Erin O’Toole’s fiscal plan and promises to balance the budget in ten years doesn’t add…
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Bea Bruske: Put working families at the heart of Canada’s recovery

September 6, 2021
OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress released the following statement on…
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O’Toole’s dangerous economics risks cuts to health care and services people rely…

August 31, 2021
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole began his day threatening Canadians with a return to spending cuts,…
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Canada’s unions release ad reminding working Canadians Erin O’Toole is dangerous

August 31, 2021
OTTAWA − Canada’s unions are pushing back against Erin O’Toole’s claims around supporting working Canadians…
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Bruske: Uber’s flex work proposal would continue to fail to protect gig…

August 30, 2021
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement about Uber’s “Flexible…
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CLC President encourages New Brunswick voters to choose a worker-centred recovery in…

August 27, 2021
FREDERICTON – Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske called on workers to get involved in…
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EDLC Municipal Election Endorsements

August 27, 2021
We have received a lot of feedback from affiliates, delegates and supporters asking when we…
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Record bank profits reveals pandemic’s economic winners and losers

August 25, 2021
Today, RBC and the National Bank released their third-quarter profits, which came in at $4.3…
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Bruske welcomes NDP commitment to end profiteering off of seniors’ care

August 24, 2021
ST. JOHN’S – Canadian Labour Congress president Bea Bruske made the following statement today: “Decades…
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Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske demands worker-centred recovery

August 24, 2021
Bruske in St. John’s East to canvass in support of candidate Mary Shortall President Bea…
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Statement on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

August 24, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis is not over. COVID-19 is not the seasonal flu. It is much…
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O’Toole speaks out of both sides of his mouth on pensions

August 24, 2021
Conservative O’Toole spent career defending large corporations, can workers trust him now to stand up…
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O’Toole’s rhetoric cannot hide his record of hurting workers

August 23, 2021
Erin O’Toole has proven time and again he is no friend of working Canadians Erin…
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Canadian workers to political leaders: it’s high time for paid sick leave

August 20, 2021
Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) President Bea Bruske welcomes the Liberal party’s election commitment to introduce…
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Hidden in Conservative platform: An attack on public pensions and EI

August 19, 2021
Conservatives would relegate gig workers to second-class citizens in Canada’s workforce OTTAWA – Hidden in…
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All parties in this pandemic election should agree on one big issue…

August 16, 2021
By Beatrice Bruske, Doug Roth and Linda Silas On August 11th, the federal and Prince…
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Canada’s unions say federal election promises must centre on better jobs and…

August 15, 2021
Canada’s unions are calling on all federal parties to ensure that workers are front and…
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Canada’s unions welcome certification of Uber class action

August 12, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) welcomes today’s decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice…
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Canada’s unions encouraged by continued job market recovery but urge parties to…

August 6, 2021
Canada’s unions are calling on elected leaders to stay focused on running the economy hot,…
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Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA

July 30, 2021
**NOTE THAT DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS, THE CLC IS CURRENTLY WAIT LISTING…
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Governments must honour Emancipation Day by addressing systemic racism

July 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are calling on governments at every level to mark Canada’s first national recognition…
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CLC Statement on the fatal crane collapse in Kelowna, BC

July 14, 2021
Today we learned that five people lost their lives, and more were injured due to…
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Job numbers show pandemic’s hardest hit continue to struggle most

July 9, 2021
Canada’s unions are raising the alarm that hundreds of thousands of workers are facing cutbacks…
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Open Letter to the Working People of Canada

July 6, 2021
Friends and Allies, A few short weeks ago, I was truly honoured to be elected…
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Net-zero law lays foundation for stronger climate action

July 2, 2021
Canada’s unions are welcoming the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, which received royal assent and…
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Canada’s unions say this Canada Day is a time for reconciliation, not…

June 30, 2021
In light of the recent discovery of the remains of nearly 1,000 children at former…
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Canada’s unions welcome new hate speech provisions, express concern about timing

June 25, 2021
Canada’s unions are cautiously welcoming proposed federal legislative amendments to make it easier to prosecute…
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Canada’s unions warn that new Disability Benefit Act doesn’t go far enough

June 25, 2021
Canada’s unions are warning that a new disability benefit doesn’t go far enough to support…
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Canada’s unions elect new leaders to help chart a hopeful post-pandemic future…

June 18, 2021
(Ottawa – June 18, 2021) Nearly 4,000 delegates at the Canadian Labour Congress’ 29th Constitutional…
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Canada’s unions call for strengthened rights and protections for domestic workers

June 16, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking International Domestic Workers Day by calling on the federal government to increase access…
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CLC Canadian Council Statement on an Alberta Pension Plan

June 15, 2021
The Alberta Government of Jason Kenney has indicated its intention to explore withdrawing from the…
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CLC Canadian Council Statement on the Government of Ontario’s Decision to Invoke…

June 15, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress and its affiliates join the Ontario Federation of Labour in roundly…
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Head of Canada’s unions set to preside over his final Convention after…

June 15, 2021
Nearly 4,000 delegates poised to elect new leadership OTTAWA – This week, union members from…
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Canada’s unions condemn hate-motivated terrorist attack against Canadian Muslim family; express concern…

June 8, 2021
Canada’s unions unequivocally condemn the recent escalation of hate crimes and violence against members of…
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Canada’s unions mourn with Indigenous communities, call for action

June 2, 2021
Canada’s unions stand with Indigenous communities across Canada as they mourn the lives of 215…
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Pride

June 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking this year’s Pride season by calling on the federal government to…
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National AccessAbility Week: Canada’s unions call for elimination of barriers to employment,…

May 28, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking National AccessAbility Week by calling on the federal government to remove…
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Canada’s unions are calling for meaningful investments to support 2SLGBTQI communities

May 25, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking this year’s Pride season by calling on the federal government to…
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Canada should crack down on tax evasion and put that revenue to…

May 20, 2021
By Hassan Yussuff Buried in the government’s 724-page federal budget is an important commitment that…
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Canada’s unions call for urgent action to address hate crimes against 2SLGBTQI…

May 17, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) by urging…
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Canada’s unions support C-253, legislation to protect workers in the event of…

May 13, 2021
Canada’s unions are pleased to see the Members of Parliament taking action to put workers…
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Canadian unions condemn violence in Colombia

May 11, 2021
Canadian unions stand in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of Colombian workers and citizens peacefully…
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Canada’s unions mark Westray anniversary with call to hold negligent employers accountable

May 7, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the anniversary of the Westray mining disaster by calling for negligent…
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Canada’s unions call for strong recovery measures as job losses rise

May 7, 2021
The number of Canadians without work for over a year has tripled during the pandemic.…
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Mourn the dead: fight for the living.

May 5, 2021
An official inquiry into the disaster discovered profound “stupidity and neglect” on the part of…
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Canada’s unions mark May Day by calling on governments to prioritize workers…

May 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking May Day by urging the federal government to act quickly to…
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Canada’s unions release detailed analysis of Budget 2021

April 30, 2021
On April 19, 2021 the federal government announced its first budget in two years. More…
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Canada’s unions condemn anti-Asian racism and urge solidarity with Asian communities

April 30, 2021
This Asian Heritage Month, Canada’s unions are standing in solidarity with Asian workers and communities…
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Back-to-work legislation undermines workers’ rights

April 29, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress is condemning the Government of Canada’s decision to introduce back-to-work legislation…
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National Day of Mourning: the human cost of COVID-19

April 28, 2021
By Hassan Yussuff as published in The Hamilton Spectator Every year, workers and their families…
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Day of Mourning 2021 – The Human Cost of COVID-19

April 28, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the National Day of Mourning by calling attention to the human…
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Remembering the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster

April 23, 2021
April 24th marks the grim anniversary of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters that…
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All workers deserve to exercise religious freedom without discrimination

April 22, 2021
Canada’s unions are disappointed by the Quebec Superior Court’s recent decision on Bill 21, a…
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We need smart public policy to address vaccine hesitancy

April 20, 2021
When the first COVID-19 vaccines were injected into the arms of Canadians last December, there…
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Canada’s unions call for the immediate release of trade union leaders jailed…

April 20, 2021
Canada’s unions strongly condemn the prosecution of trade union leaders and pro‑democracy activists in Hong…
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Canada’s unions applaud overturning of Lula convictions

April 20, 2021
Canadian unions welcome the overturning of criminal convictions against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula…
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Day of Mourning 2021

April 14, 2021
Tragically the human cost of COVID-19 goes undocumented but it’s full cost is known all…
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City Budget Adjustment Comments

December 3, 2020
Today, I had the chance to address City Council on their proposed budget adjustments. Please…
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Labour Day – Time to Move Forward Together!

September 7, 2020
Labour Day is one of the most important days on our calendar. The unofficial end…
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Day of Mourning 2020

April 28, 2020
April 28th is our day of mourning, due to the COVID -19 pandemic we are…
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A Picket Line is a Picket Line

January 23, 2020
A Modern Reflection on Labour Tactics & Solidarity As unionized workers we are not strangers…
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The Royal Mayfair is FAR from Fair for Taxpayers

March 11, 2019
What would you say if you found out that Edmonton’s wealthiest 0.0005% pays $6.14 a…
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Postal Workers, The Labour Movement, & The Right to Strike!

December 10, 2018
What’s going on down at the old Post Office? If you follow mainstream media you…
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EDLC in the Community!

December 7, 2018
Our community connections committee has been at work non-stop getting out in our communities. We…
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#Hatefreeyeg Campaign Launched

October 9, 2018
We are really pleased to help launch a project we have been a part of…
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Labour Values on Labour Day & Everyday!

September 6, 2018
I am happy to report that the Edmonton & District Labour Council held a successful…
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HSAA Goes to Bat for its Members

June 8, 2018
At the end of May HSAA had a historic convention, where for the first time…
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Are We Ready For What’s Next?

June 8, 2018
The economy is improving, but Albertans are still anxious about the future, because we understand…
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Solidarity Shopping

May 30, 2018
I’m going to start off by asking you all a few simple questions. Do you…
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