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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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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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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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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 Looking for Premiers to Act on Health Care, Affordability and Sustainable Jobs

July 6, 2023
WINNIPEG—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to talk about what…
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Statement from Canadian and Québec labour unions in solidarity with the family and colleagues of Shahidul Islam

June 30, 2023
The Canadian and Québec Labour movement, joining workers around the globe, condemn the brutal murder…
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Canada’s unions congratulate Leo Gerard on Order of Canada appointment

June 30, 2023
Statement from CLC President Bea Bruske on the appointment of USW International President Emeritus, Leo…
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Unions celebrate new Canada Disability Benefit

June 26, 2023
Canada’s unions are celebrating the passage of Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, after…
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Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples requires ongoing commitment and action

June 21, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking National Indigenous People’s Day by reaffirming our steadfast commitment to advancing…
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Bruske: How Canada can create sustainable jobs as we shift to a low-carbon future

June 19, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in the Ottawa Citizen…
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Canada’s unions: Domestic workers deserve to be seen, supported and protected

June 16, 2023
As we mark International Domestic Workers’ Day on June 16, Canada’s unions are urging the…
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Canada’s unions alarmed and concerned by the layoff of 1,300 Bell workers

June 15, 2023
Bruske: The timing of these layoffs couldn’t be worse. Now more than ever, we need…
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Canada’s unions: Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration

June 14, 2023
Bruske: Workers, unions, industry, and governments must work together on climate change OTTAWA – Canada’s…
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Bea Bruske: Bank of Canada’s rate hike a further blow to working people

June 7, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in response to…
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Pride 2023: Together always, united in our diversity

June 1, 2023
Canada’s unions are celebrating 2023 Pride season, “Together Always, United in Our Diversity” by standing…
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Urgent action needed to end homophobic and
transphobic violence at work

May 17, 2023
Gender-diverse workers in Canada are still facing disproportionately high rates of violence and harassment in…
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Fighting for Workers’ Rights: Canada’s Unions Lift Everyone Up

May 12, 2023
Bruske: This is a pivotal moment in our labour movement. We need to organize to…
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Canada’s unions demand meaningful enforcement of the Westray Law

May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023, marks the 31st anniversary of the Westray disaster that killed 26 miners…
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Canada’s Unions: Lifting Everyone Up

May 5, 2023
Thousands of union activists to gather in Montréal to tackle pressing issues facing workers MONTRÉAL––…
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May Day: Strong Unions Build Worker Power

May 1, 2023
Canada’s unions mark May Day by celebrating worker power and the contributions that workers and…
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Jewish labour activism vital in fight against discrimination in Canada

April 30, 2023
The Jewish community has been a big part of Canadian labour history, and has played…
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Celebrating the contributions of Asian-Canadian workers to Canada’s labour history

April 30, 2023
Asian-Canadian workers have played an integral role in shaping Canadian labour history. But members of…
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Canada’s unions call for enhanced mental health supports during Mental Health Week

April 28, 2023
As National Mental Health Week begins, many workers – especially women, racialized workers, 2SLGBTQI+ workers,…
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Day of Mourning 2023: Workers’ empowerment key to workplace health and safety

April 28, 2023
As unions across Canada mark the National Day of Mourning, the Canadian Labour Congress wants…
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Never again: Canada’s unions mark 10 years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse

April 24, 2023
On April 24, workers in Bangladesh and across the globe will gather to mark the…
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Earth Day 2023: Canada’s unions call on governments to put workers and communities first

April 21, 2023
This year’s Earth Day theme, Invest in Our Planet, is a timely reminder of the…
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Canada’s unions reinforce strong opposition to any attempt to force federal public service workers back to work

April 19, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions reiterate their strong opposition to any attempt by the federal government…
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Statement by Bea Bruske: Senators vote to put workers and pensioners before big banks and wealthy CEOs

April 19, 2023
Bruske: Passage of pension protection Bill C-228 is a win for workers and plan members…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with federal public service workers’ right to strike

April 19, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with federal public service workers

April 15, 2023
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with…
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Statement from Bea Bruske: To uphold refugee rights, Canada must suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement

April 4, 2023
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement today:  “On Refugee…
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Budget 2023: Progress for workers but only scratches the surface of pressing crises

March 28, 2023
Bruske: Workers will benefit from good, sustainable jobs but budget falls short on affordability and…
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CLC President Bea Bruske available to react to budget

March 27, 2023
OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), will be available to…
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Like Biden, Trudeau should put good union jobs on the agenda

March 22, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
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Hearts & minds of activists to galvanize national convention of retirees

September 18, 2018
With a Federal election nearly one year away delegates from throughout the country are now…
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Don Wright honoured with CURC Award

March 13, 2014
Don Wright, a founding member of the Toronto and York Area Council of CURC received…
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Ed Broadbent on Unions and Inequality

December 20, 2013
By Ed Broadbent Editor’s note: the following are notes for a speech by Ed Broadbent…
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Ed Broadbent sur les syndicats et les inégalités

November 22, 2013
Par Ed Broadbent Note du rédacteur : Le texte qui suit est la traduction d’un…
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Le plus important congrès dans l’histoire de l’ASRC

November 5, 2013
L’Association des syndicalistes à la retraite du Canada a marqué son 20e anniversaire en organisant…
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CURC holds largest ever convention

November 5, 2013
The Congress of Union Retirees of Canada marked its 20th Anniversary with its largest convention…
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Les syndicalistes à la retraite se réunissent en préparation aux prochaines élections fédérales

October 18, 2013
À l’occasion de la onzième Assemblée statutaire de l’Association des syndicalistes à la retraite du…
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Union retirees meet to talk election issues

October 18, 2013
Union retirees from across Canada will talk about the issues facing retirees and senior citizens…
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Une formule novatrice permet à tous de participer au débat

October 14, 2011
C’est une formule qui n’a pas souvent été mise à l’essai dans le mouvement syndical,…
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L’ASRC adopte des résolutions qui traitent de certaines préoccupations des retraités

October 14, 2011
Des résolutions adoptées dans le cadre du 10e congrès constitutionnel de l’ASRC ont abordé un large…
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Lorsqu’une entreprise déclare faillite, ce sont souvent les travailleurs qui en paient le gros prix

October 14, 2011
Trois conférenciers différents ont présenté deux approches à la perte de prestations de retraite et…
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CURC commits to continuing pension fight

October 14, 2011
CURC will continue to fight for fair pensions for all Canadians, more than 100 delegates…
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CURC resolutions address retiree concerns

October 14, 2011
Resolutions passed at CURC’s 10th Constitutional Convention addressed a wide range of retiree concerns. Submitted…
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Innovative technique gets everyone involved in debate

October 14, 2011
It’s a technique that hasn’t often been tried in the labour movement, but it’s one…
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Pensioners bear the brunt of corporate bankruptcy

October 14, 2011
When a company goes bankrupt, it’s often workers who are left in the lurch. Three…
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Les conservateurs choisissent de financer les réductions d’impôts des entreprises sur le dos des aînés vivant sous le seuil de la pauvreté

October 13, 2011
Un montant équivalant à 10 % des réductions d’impôts consenties aux entreprises annoncées par le gouvernement…
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Buchanan présente un plan détaillé pour les conseils régionaux

October 13, 2011
La force et la pertinence de l’ASRC se manifestent à l’échelle locale et c’est à…
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L’ASRC s’engage à continuer de se battre pour les pensions

October 13, 2011
L’ASRC continuera de se battre pour assurer des pensions équitables à tous les Canadiens, conformément…
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« Le CTC n’abandonnera pas la lutte pour de meilleures pensions » – Yussuff

October 13, 2011
Le Congrès du travail du Canada sollicite l’aide de l’ASRC pour remporter la lutte pour…
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Selon Pat Kerwin, le Canada a besoin de syndicalistes retraités actifs plus que jamais

October 13, 2011
La crise des pensions et le nouveau défi des soins à domicile figurent parmi les…
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Les délégués rendent de vibrants hommages à Layton, Wagg et Riche

October 13, 2011
Les dirigeants et les délégués de l’ASRC ont rendu de vibrants hommages à Jack Layton,…
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Le groupe d’experts sur les soins à domicile fait valoir l’importance de lutter pour un système public

October 13, 2011
Le maintien à domicile est un des facteurs les plus importants pour assurer la qualité…
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Home-care panel urges fight for public system

October 13, 2011
Being able to live at home is one of the most important determinants of the…
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Canada needs active union retirees more than ever: Kerwin

October 13, 2011
The pension crisis and the coming challenge of home care are among many reasons union…
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Tories fund corporate tax cuts with seniors’ poverty

October 13, 2011
An amount equal to 10% of the corporate tax giveaways announced by the Harper government…
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Buchanan delivers blueprint for area councils

October 13, 2011
The strength and relevance of CURC is at the local level and that’s where we…
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CLC won’t give up on pension fight: Yussuff

October 13, 2011
The Canadian Labour Congress needs CURC’s help to win the fight for better pensions, and…
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Delegates pay moving tribute to Layton, Wagg, Riche

October 13, 2011
CURC officers and delegates paid moving tributes to Jack Layton, former CURC President Larry Wagg…
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Open Letter to the Prime Minister: Stop “Evergreening” to Accelerate Access to Non-Patented Drugs

October 1, 2004
Dear First Ministers: RE: Stop “Evergreening” to Accelerate Access to Non-Patented Drugs While the recently…
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