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Statement from Bea Bruske on the death of Alexa McDonough

January 15, 2022
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement today: “It was…
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Resilience, Determination and Ambition in 2022

January 12, 2022
By Bea Bruske I think almost everyone can agree 2021 was a rough year. The…
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Workers and their families need help now

December 22, 2021
More needed to help Canadians amid devastating Omicron wave Bea Bruske, president of the Canadian…
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Statement of the CLC and provincial and territorial federations of labour in response to the Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee Report

December 20, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress and Canada’s provincial and territorial federations of labour unanimously reject the…
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Canada’s unions calling for greater protections and supports for migrant workers

December 17, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking International Migrants Day by calling for improved conditions for migrant workers…
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Canada’s unions welcome progress for seniors, students and First Nations children in fall economic update

December 14, 2021
Bruske: Canada’s unions happy to see support but disappointed unemployed workers and their families left…
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Federal government must take immediate action to protect migrant workers from COVID-19

December 10, 2021
The Auditor General released a scathing report yesterday on the alarming lack of protective measures…
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Human Rights Day: Canada must ratify C-189 to protect vulnerable domestic workers

December 10, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking International Human Rights Day by renewing their call on the federal…
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Canada’s unions: Use fiscal update to reverse seniors’ clawbacks and emergency help for workers

December 9, 2021
Bruske: Parliament must act swiftly to help low-income seniors, the 1.2 million unemployed and the 630K working Canadians who want full-time work…
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Canada’s unions demand government take concrete steps to implement pharmacare in upcoming fiscal update

December 8, 2021
Bruske: January 1, 2022 was supposed to be a universal pharmacare milestone – instead we…
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Canada’s unions: We all have an important role to play in ending gender-based violence

December 6, 2021
On December 6th 1989, 14 women were murdered in a horrific act of gender-based violence…
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Rank and file union members engage MPs with powerful stories about the need to end seniors’ clawbacks

December 3, 2021
Bruske: Hundreds of union members participated in CLC’s Action Week, telling MPs about low-income seniors…
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Sheryl Burns awarded the 2021 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

December 3, 2021
December 3 marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to promote awareness…
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Federal government should fast-track Canada Disability Benefit implementation

December 2, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking December 3 – the International Day of Persons with Disabilities –…
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MPs must listen to workers and take action on a fair recovery that makes life more affordable

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 care workers

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 affordable for workers and their families

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 Parliament

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 bring down costs of housing, child care, and medicines

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 & call on Premier Higgs to bargain in good faith

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 payouts

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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2021 Municipal Election Review

October 27, 2021
Election Day for the 2021 Municipal Election was October 18th. With the official results now…
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New cabinet must get to work on building an inclusive and equitable recovery

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 seniors

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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2021 Municipal Election Candidate Endorsements

October 1, 2021
The Red Deer and District Labour Council has voted on municipal endorsements and we are…
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Canada’s unions call on new federal government to prioritize reconciliation ahead of first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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 risk

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 behind

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 care, end emergency support for workers

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 to balance the budget?

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 broken

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 on

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 workers

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 federal election

August 27, 2021
FREDERICTON – Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske called on workers to get involved in…
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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 – national pharmacare

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 strengthening social safety net

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 stay focused on the long road ahead

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 celebration

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 for workers

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 the Notwithstanding Clause

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 navigating pandemic response

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 over rising incidents of hate

June 8, 2021
Canada’s unions unequivocally condemn the recent escalation of hate crimes and violence against members of…
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2021 Essay Contest

June 8, 2021
$1000 SCHOLARSHIP for the WINNING ESSAY Write an essay of 1000 – 1500 words, based…
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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, launch new handbook

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 good use

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 people

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 company insolvency

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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Day of Mourning 2021

April 28, 2021
The Human Cost of COVID-19 Canada’s unions are marking the National Day of Mourning by…
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Annual Essay Scholarship Contest

September 17, 2020
Win $1000 scholarship through our annual essay contest.
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RDDLC New Executive Elected

December 17, 2019
Congratulations to our newly elected RDDLC Executive and thanks to all who were able to…
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AFL Fair Start Campaign Community BBQ

July 25, 2019
On behalf of the Federation, thank you for the financial donation for this year’s Fair…
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RDDLC Disc Unveiling

February 10, 2019
The RDDLC is happy to release the video of our 60th anniversary and 100 years…
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2017 RDDLC Scholarship Winner

January 20, 2018
2017 RDDLC $1000 Scholarship goes to… Vinicio Blanco was this years winner of the RDDLC…
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$15 Minimum Wage

January 20, 2018
Alberta hasn’t suffered for raising the minimum wage This op-ed by Parkland Institute research manager…
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New Executive for the RDDLC

November 11, 2017
Welcome to the new executive of RDDLC! This week at the Red Deer and District…
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We all have to work together to ensure workplaces promote mental health

October 9, 2017
October 10 is World Mental Health day, and this year unions are highlighting the work…
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