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OFL to hold rally for fairness, unity and justice for all workers

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour will lead a rally to stop hate, build unity and fight for decent work, on November 22, in Toronto.The rally for fairness, unity, and justice is part of the OFL 14th Biennial Convention. Community members are invited to join the rally and march, which will start in front of the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto."You can''t have truly decent work without fairness and equity, and decent work is ...


20.11.2017

CORRECTION - OFL to welcome Jagmeet Singh at Biennial Convention

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/17 -- The press release that follows is re-issued to correct the title of New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh. Complete corrected text as follows:Newly elected federal New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh will address delegates at the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) 14th Biennial Convention, November 20-24."We are excited to have the leader of the NDP, on the heels of his monumental first-ballot election victory, join us at the conve ...


20.11.2017

Media Advisory: OFL to welcome Farrah Khan at Biennial Convention

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/17 -- The OFL Convention will hear from nationally recognized advocate and educator on violence against women, Farrah Khan on November 21 at 2:30 p.m., when she addresses delegates at the Ontario Federation of Labour''s (OFL) "Power ON" 14th Biennial Convention, November 20-24."Through social activism, art and education, Ms. Khan continues to be a steadfast voice in the ongoing effort to end gender-based violence," said OF ...


20.11.2017

OFL to welcome Stephen Lewis at Biennial Convention

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/17 -- Companion of the Order of Canada, long-time labour mediator, and celebrated humanitarian Stephen Lewis will speak at the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) 14th Biennial Convention, November 20-24. The OFL is celebrating 60 years under the banner "Power ON.""We are delighted to have Mr. Lewis, one of Canada''s most influential commentators on social affairs, international development and human rights, share his knowledge ...


20.11.2017

President of Canadian Labour Congress to address Ontario Federation of Labour Delegates

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/17 -- Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress will address the delegates of the Ontario Federation of Labour at the 60th anniversary convention in Toronto. Delegates at the 14th Biennial convention are gathering under the banner "Power ON.""The Canadian Labour Congress and the Ontario Federation of Labour are steadfast in their goal of improving the lives of workers in Ontario and beyond," said OFL President Chris ...


20.11.2017

Unions celebrate Ontario government''s support for paid domestic leave

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/10/17 -- The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating news that Ontario labour legislation is being amended to provide victims of domestic and sexual violence five paid days off work."Unions have been advocating for this for years because we know that designated, paid domestic violence leave means it is easier for survivors to keep their jobs and escape violent and abusive relationships. And sometimes, that can mean the difference between life and deat ...


10.11.2017

Canada''s unions welcome legislation on workplace harassment and violence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/07/17 -- Canada''s unions say they welcome legislation being proposed to address harassment and violence in federally-regulated workplaces, and look forward to working with the government to address outstanding issues and ensure effective implementation.The proposed legislation was announced today by Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and would amend both the Canada Labour Code and the Parliamentary Employment ...


07.11.2017

Media Advisory: With Bill 148 poised to go to third reading, now is the time to make needed amendments, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/02/17 -- With Bill 148 poised to go to third reading, Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley will outline needed amendments to Bill 148 at Committee hearings today. He will also speak at a Queen''s Park OPSEU rally for contract faculty who have been on strike for decent work since October 15.Bill 148 will amend the Labour Relations Act and the Employment Standards Act. This is the first review of those laws in over two decades and ...


02.11.2017

Canada''s unions urge federal government to work with health ministers on pharmacare

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/18/17 -- Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff says he is optimistic that pharmacare will emerge as a priority in this week''s meeting between federal and provincial and territorial health ministers.The CLC will join other organizations advocating for pharmacare at the meetings taking place in Edmonton this Thursday and Friday October 19 and 20."We will be there to encourage the health ministers to take steps that would advance t ...


18.10.2017

OFL congratulates Jagmeet Singh on his election as leader of the federal NDP

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/02/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour congratulates Jagmeet Singh on winning the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the leadership vote on October 1. As the first person of colour to lead a federal political party, Singh has made history."The first-ballot election of Jagmeet Singh shows he has the party behind him, and the momentum needed to move forward into the next election with a strong progressive vision," said Ontario Fede ...


02.10.2017

Canadians can''t afford to wait for pharmacare: Canada''s unions

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/28/17 -- Canada''s unions say today''s is more evidence that we can''t afford to wait for a universal prescription drug plan.The report uses the Quebec government''s public prescription drug plan formulary - one critiqued by experts as inefficient and expensive - to nonetheless estimate that a single-payer universal prescription drug plan would save Canada $4.2 billion annually."Even using the worst-case scenar ...


28.09.2017

Canada''s unions welcome plans to start closing tax loopholes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/12/17 -- Canada''s unions are welcoming the federal government''s plan to close tax loopholes for very high-income earners, saying it''s an important first step toward bringing more fairness to Canada''s tax system."Today''s tax rules make it possible for someone earning $300,000 to save more on their taxes than the average Canadian worker makes in a year, and that is fundamentally unfair," said ...


12.09.2017

REMINDER - Media Advisory/Labour Day 2017: Canada''s unions call for universal pharmacare

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/17 -- CLC President Hassan Yussuff will be in Toronto on Labour Day to speak at the Toronto and York Region Labour Council''s annual Labour Day parade and to march with thousands of workers and community and union leaders.This year, Canada''s unions are marking Labour Day with the launch of a campaign calling for prescription drug coverage for all Canadians. Find out more at ."Today, about 8.4 million working Canadians don ...


04.09.2017

Media Advisory: OFL Officers to speak in Toronto, Kingston, and Thunder Bay this Labour Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/17 -- This Labour Day Ontario Federation of Labour officers will be speaking to workers across the province."Our fight for decent work is province-wide. Workers across Ontario have worked hard for the gains we have made on decent work and we want to take this day to celebrate and to push forward on the amendments that are needed in Bill 148 if workers are to secure the conditions for decent work across Ontario," said Ontario Federation of Lab ...


04.09.2017

Media Advisory: OFL Officers to speak in Toronto, Kingston, and Thunder Bay this Labour Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/17 -- This Labour Day Ontario Federation of Labour officers will be speaking to workers across the province."Our fight for decent work is province-wide. Workers across Ontario have worked hard for the gains we have made on decent work and we want to take this day to celebrate and to push forward on the amendments that are needed in Bill 148 if workers are to secure the conditions for decent work across Ontario," said Ontario Federation of Lab ...


03.09.2017

Media Advisory: OFL Officers to speak in Toronto, Kingston, and Thunder Bay this Labour Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/01/17 -- This Labour Day Ontario Federation of Labour officers will be speaking to workers across the province."Our fight for decent work is province-wide. Workers across Ontario have worked hard for the gains we have made on decent work and we want to take this day to celebrate and to push forward on the amendments that are needed in Bill 148 if workers are to secure the conditions for decent work across Ontario," said Ontario Federation of Lab ...


01.09.2017

Canada''s unions mark Labour Day with a call for universal pharmacare

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/31/17 -- Canada''s unions are marking this year''s Labour Day with the launch of a campaign calling for universal prescription drug coverage for all Canadians."Today, 3.5 million Canadians can''t afford to fill their prescriptions," said CLC President Hassan Yussuff. "Nobody should have to choose between paying for groceries or the medication they need," he added.Currently one in five people pay out of pock ...


31.08.2017

Media Advisory/Labour Day 2017: Canada''s unions call for universal pharmacare

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/30/17 -- CLC President Hassan Yussuff will be in Toronto on Labour Day to speak at the Toronto and York Region Labour Council''s annual Labour Day parade and to march with thousands of workers and community and union leaders.This year, Canada''s unions are marking Labour Day with the launch of a campaign calling for prescription drug coverage for all Canadians. Find out more at ."Today, about 8.4 million working Canadians don ...


30.08.2017

Media Advisory: Business lobby''s "Economic Impact Study" on Bill 148 fails to address the reality that past minimum wage increases prove that jobs are not at risk, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour is raising serious concern about the validity of the assertions in the Keep Ontario Working (KOW) coalition''s commissioned economic impact analysis of Bill 148, conducted by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA)."The assertions released today by the corporate lobby is inaccurate, incomplete and just not responsible," said Chris Buckley, President of the Ontario Federation of Labou ...


14.08.2017

Brian Jean''s Platform Would Make Recession Worse

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/27/17 -- Independent economic analysis shows the type of austerity measures in Brian Jean''s platform would create a second recession in Alberta, with further job losses on top of jobs already lost to low oil prices.Seen as the "moderate" candidate in a field of hyper-partisan zealots, Jean''s platform shows just how radical and out-of-touch the United Conservative Party has already shown itself to be. With an immediate $2.6 ...


27.07.2017

Media Release: With amendments, Bill 148 can provide decent work for generations to come, says Ontario Federation of Labour

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/17 -- The government has an opportunity to provide decent work for generations to come through Bill 148. The Bill makes some significant changes, including raising the minimum wage to $15 in 2019, that will advance the cause of decent work. However, with a few amendments, the bill could safeguard decent work for future generations, said the Ontario Federation of Labour."In Bill 148, the government has shown its commitment to updating laws that are ...


21.07.2017

Media Advisory; Press Conference: Bill 148 and $15 minimum wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour and Fight for $15 and Fairness will present urgently needed changes to Bill 148 at a press conference at Queen''s Park on Friday, July 21."The $15 minimum wage by 2019 must not be delayed," said OFL President Chris Buckley. "Ontario''s government must also create the conditions for decent work in this province. Without fair employment standards and making it easier to join a unio ...


21.07.2017

Media Advisory; Press Conference: Bill 148 and $15 minimum wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/20/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour and Fight for $15 and Fairness will present urgently needed changes to Bill 148 at a press conference at Queen''s Park on Friday, July 21."The $15 minimum wage by 2019 must not be delayed," said OFL President Chris Buckley. "Ontario''s government must also create the conditions for decent work in this province. Without fair employment standards and making it easier to join a unio ...


20.07.2017

Media Advisory; Press Conference: Bill 148 and $15 minimum wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/19/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour and Fight for $15 and Fairness will present urgently needed changes to Bill 148 at a press conference at Queen''s Park on Friday, July 21."The $15 minimum wage by 2019 must not be delayed," said OFL President Chris Buckley. "Ontario''s government must also create the conditions for decent work in this province. Without fair employment standards and making it easier to join a unio ...


19.07.2017

Media Advisory; Press Conference: Bill 148 and $15 minimum wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour and Fight for $15 and Fairness will present urgently needed changes to Bill 148 at a press conference at Queen''s Park on Friday, July 21."The $15 minimum wage by 2019 must not be delayed," said OFL President Chris Buckley. "Ontario''s government must also create the conditions for decent work in this province. Without fair employment standards and making it easier to join a unio ...


18.07.2017

Canada''s unions celebrate repeal of controversial anti-union legislation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/14/17 -- Canada''s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government''s controversial anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525."Our affiliates and labour activists across the country have organized and campaigned against these bills from the beginning, and this is their victory to celebrate," said CLC President Hassan Yussuff."Prime Minister Justin Trudeau then promised ...


14.06.2017

ILO Convention 98 ratified: Canada''s unions urge government to promote collective bargaining rights at home and abroad

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/14/17 -- Canada''s unions are celebrating today''s ratification of the International Labour Organization''s Convention 98, The Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949.The Convention reinforces the right to collective bargaining and protects all workers from anti-union discrimination, including being forced to give up union membership in order to get a job, or job termination for participating in union act ...


14.06.2017

Social Planning Toronto report underscores the need to make it easier to join a union, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/17 -- Unionized workers are less likely than non-unionized workers to struggle with paying bills, according to a study released today by Social Planning Toronto called The Union Advantage: Unions and the Response to Precarious Work Series.The study on precarious work underscores the need for meaningful improvements to employment and labour laws in Ontario."This study reinforces what we have known for decades: that unionized workers do better, with ...


06.06.2017

Unions urge Canadian municipalities to join the "Sanctuary City" movement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/17 -- The Canadian Labour Congress is urging Canadian municipalities to adopt "sanctuary city" status to support and protect non-status migrants who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence, and persecution."We hope more municipalities will take this step to support people who have very few options and who are just trying to keep themselves and their families safe," said CLC President Hassan Yussuff.The United ...


02.06.2017

$15 minimum wage and fairer employment coming to Ontario

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/17 -- The Canadian Labour Congress joins workers'' advocates celebrating today''s announcement that the Ontario government will raise the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, and reform the province''s employment standards and labour relations laws to improve fairness for all workers."Raising the minimum wage to $15 will support millions of Ontario workers - thirty percent of the province - who are currentl ...


30.05.2017

$15-dollar minimum wage in 2019 a win for Ontario workers, must be followed by legislation to guarantee decent work as well as decent pay, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/17 -- The OFL congratulates the Ontario government on the steps it has taken today toward updating Ontario''s outdated labour and employment laws, and on their plan to increase minimum wage across the province.The OFL recognises the collective efforts of workers in Ontario for their strong advocacy on changes to the labour and employment laws in our province and winning a schedule for reaching a $15-minimum wage."The Labour movement has ...


30.05.2017

Government can provide all Ontarians with full rights in the workplace, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/17 -- Today, labour leaders from across the province gathered to discuss next steps in advance of the government''s anticipated reaction to the Changing Workplaces Review, reaffirming their commitment to Ontario workers.From rallying at Queen''s Park by the thousands to meeting with MPPs to talk about their needs in the workplace, Ontario''s workers have made their points of view clear to the government: outdated employmen ...


29.05.2017

Liberal Government can take immediate steps to improve the lives of millions through the Changing Workplaces Review, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/17 -- Working people from across Ontario have shared their lived experiences of insecurity, intimidation, precarity and poverty with the Special Advisors and with their MPPs. While their struggle is reflected in some of the recommendations in the Changing Workplaces Review, legislation must go further to improve the lives of working Ontarians."Until legislation is passed into law, the government has a chance to do the right thing, and I encourage ...


29.05.2017

Liberal Government can take immediate steps to improve the lives of millions through the Changing Workplaces Review, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/26/17 -- Working people from across Ontario have shared their lived experiences of insecurity, intimidation, precarity and poverty with the Special Advisors and with their MPPs. While their struggle is reflected in some of the recommendations in the Changing Workplaces Review, legislation must go further to improve the lives of working Ontarians."Until legislation is passed into law, the government has a chance to do the right thing, and I encourage ...


26.05.2017

Yussuff acclaimed, CLC delegates choose new executive

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/11/17 -- Delegates at the CLC''s 28th Constitutional Convention today elected CLC Officers for the next term, 2017-2020.CLC President Hassan Yussuff won a second mandate by acclamation. Yussuff was originally elected to the presidency at the 2014 CLC Convention in Montreal, becoming the first person of colour to lead Canada''s labour movement."I am looking forward to working with this very talented and determined team to build on ...


11.05.2017

Canada''s unions host a Street Party for a #FairFuture in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/11/17 -- Thousands of delegates representing unions from across Canada hosted a street party in Toronto''s financial sector at lunchtime today. Delegates, observers and guests of the Canadian Labour Congress'' 28th Constitutional Convention flew flags championing equity, green jobs, and an end to Islamophobia as key to a fair future for all Canadians.Speakers at the event, co-hosted by the CLC and the Ontario Federation of Labour, hig ...


11.05.2017

Canada''s unions applaud Canada''s commitment to ratify ILO Convention 98

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/17 -- Canada''s unions are celebrating an announcement by Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, that Canada will finally ratify the International Labour Organization''s Convention 98.The minister confirmed the news ahead of participating in an international solidarity event at the Canadian Labour Congress Convention in Toronto."Our government understands that organized labour is key to healthy l ...


09.05.2017

Media Advisory: Canada''s unions celebrate a fair future with Toronto street party

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/17 -- The Canadian Labour Congress is partnering with the Ontario Federation of Labour to host a Street Party for a #FairFuture in the heart of the Financial District of downtown Toronto.For Canada''s unions, a fair future includes decent work, a $15 minimum wage and the right to join a union, but it also means challenging racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia, while championing equity, social justice, and a green economy.The rally will start ...


09.05.2017

Media Advisory: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to address CLC Convention in Toronto on Wednesday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/17 -- Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will address more than 3,000 delegates representing unions from across the country at the Canadian Labour Congress'' 28th Constitutional Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10th.Contacts: Chantal St-Denis CLC Communications 613-355-1962 ...


09.05.2017

Media Advisory: 3,500 union delegates to mark 25th Anniversary of Westray Mine Disaster

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/17 -- Delegates at the CLC''s 28th Constitutional Convention will take part in a tribute remembering the 26 miners who lost their lives 25 years ago in the Westray mine disaster in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. They''ll also be celebrating the April 28, 2017 announcement by the federal government that it will act to ensure effective enforcement of the Westray Law, provisions in the Criminal Code allowing for the criminal prosecution o ...


08.05.2017

Canada''s unions to celebrate key victories at national convention in Toronto May 8 to 12

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/17 -- More than 3,000 delegates representing local, regional and national unions from across the country will gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from May 8 to May 12 for the CLC''s 28th Constitutional Convention.Every three years, Canada''s unions come together at CLC conventions to celebrate the victories won since the last convention and to set priorities for moving forward. Together, union members will define their vis ...


05.05.2017

Celebration sat side-by-side with mourning on this year''s Day of Mourning

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/17 -- Hundreds of worker delegates attending the Alberta Federation of Labour''s convention in Edmonton erupted in applause, tempered by some tears, after news was announced that the Alberta government has made a commitment to more aggressively pursue employers and managers under the Criminal Code if their negligence leads to the injury or death of employees."We''ve been saying for years that sometimes fines aren''t ...


28.04.2017

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Day of Mourning - Remember Westray. Enforce the law.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/17 -- Unions and families of workers killed on the job are marking this year''s National Day of Mourning and the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster by asking the federal government to do more to enforce laws holding employers criminally accountable for workplace death and injury.Contacts: Chantal St-Denis CLC Communications 613-355-1962 ...


28.04.2017

Canada''s unions celebrate federal announcement on Westray Law

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/17 -- Canada''s unions are celebrating yesterday''s announcement by the federal government that it will act to ensure effective enforcement of the Westray Law, provisions in the Criminal Code allowing for the criminal prosecution of employers whose negligence puts workers at risk."This is an important victory for all workers in our country, and a tribute to the Westray families and families of other fallen workers whose determi ...


28.04.2017

2017 Budget Watch: Health Coalitions Across Ontario Prepare to Respond to Health Funding Announcement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/27/17 -- Attn: Assignment EditorIn an April 13 speech to the Empire Club, Finance Minister Charles Sousa reported that he had that health care and hospitals are a top priority in every corner of Ontario and promised significant new investment. After a decade of hospital cuts and threats of closures, the health coalition is waiting to see what the numbers are and will assess what they mean for patient care. Concerns about the restructuring of home care, lo ...


27.04.2017

2017 Budget Watch: Health Coalitions Across Ontario Prepare to Respond to Health Funding Announcement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/26/17 -- Attn: Assignment EditorIn an April 13 speech to the Empire Club, Finance Minister Charles Sousa reported that he had that health care and hospitals are a top priority in every corner of Ontario and promised significant new investment. After a decade of hospital cuts and threats of closures, the health coalition is waiting to see what the numbers are and will assess what they mean for patient care. Concerns about the restructuring of home care, lo ...


26.04.2017

Media Advisory: Day of Mourning - Remember Westray. Enforce the law.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/26/17 -- Unions and families of workers killed on the job are marking this year''s National Day of Mourning and the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster by asking the federal government to do more to enforce laws holding employers criminally accountable for workplace death and injury.Contacts: Chantal St-Denis CLC Communications 613-355-1962 ...


26.04.2017

Unions and families call on federal government to remember Westray and help enforce the law

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/17 -- Unions and families of workers killed on the job are asking the federal government to do more to enforce laws holding employers criminally accountable for workplace death and injury. The call will be the focus of cross-Canada events marking this Friday''s National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The CLC is also launching an online petition at RememberWestray.ca.This year''s Day of Mourning falls just ...


24.04.2017

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Canadian Labour Congress

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/17 -- The Canadian Labour Congress will host a news conference on Monday, April 24th to talk about the National Day of Mourning and this year''s focus on enforcing the Westray Law.Contacts: Chantal St-Denis CLC Communications 613-355-1962 ...


24.04.2017

Media Advisory: Canadian Labour Congress

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/20/17 -- The Canadian Labour Congress will host a news conference on Monday, April 24th to talk about the National Day of Mourning and this year''s focus on enforcing the Westray Law.Contacts: Chantal St-Denis CLC Communications 613-355-1962 ...


20.04.2017

ONDP bill to make it easier to join a union will help Ontario workers, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is throwing its support behind a new private members'' bill that would allow workers to choose only once to join a union, instead of the multi-step process currently in the Labour Relations Act. The Fairness in First Contracts and the Right to Representation Act will be introduced this afternoon by Ontario New Democratic Party Labour Critic Cindy Forster.The bill would allow for card check certific ...


04.04.2017

City of Brantford policy on temporary staffing agencies a step forward for workers, says Ontario Federation of Labour

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/31/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour applauds the Brantford city council decision to end its use of temporary staffing agencies to hire workers. This action sends a powerful message that precarious work need not be supported by public institutions."The City of Brantford is leading the way in showing how public institutions can support decent work in this province," said OFL Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates. "Workers doing the same work ...


31.03.2017

CLC sees skills training, infrastructure and child care as budget highlights

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/22/17 -- The Canadian Labour Congress says today''s federal budget takes positive steps on a few key issues for working Canadians and their communities."We are pleased to see today''s budget invest in several key areas that unions have long championed, including infrastructure, skills training, and child care," said Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff."By investing in skills training and infrastructure, inc ...


22.03.2017

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Federal Budget Media Availability

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/17 -- CLC President Hassan Yussuff, CLC Senior Economist Angella MacEwen, and CLC Senior Researcher Emily Norgang will be available in the Railway Committee Room in Centre Block to comment once the federal budget has been tabled on March 22nd. Mr. Yussuff and Ms. MacEwen will provide comment in English, and Ms. Norgang will provide comment in French.It is expected this year''s federal budget will include several initiatives related to educatio ...


21.03.2017

Stress caused by insecure work affecting mental and physical health of Ontario workers, says new survey

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/17 -- Precarious work is bad for one''s mental and physical health, according to a new survey of nearly 5,000 Ontario workers, by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).Almost one-third of survey respondents cite mental and physical health issues as impacts of precarious work. According to the survey results, young people (18 to 34 years), precarious workers, and women are more likely to experience mental health distress.Survey results unders ...


20.03.2017

OFL Supports Canadian Hockey League Players'' right to a fair wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is throwing its support behind the members of the Canadian Hockey League Players Association (CHLPA), which represents approximately 1500 junior hockey players across Canada.On March 21-23, the Ontario Court will be hearing the case for the certification of a $187 million class action law suit, filed by the players against team owners in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta for violating the players'' right ...


20.03.2017

CORRECTION/Media Advisory: Federal Budget Media Availability

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/15/17 -- This document corrects and replaces the media advisory that was sent today at 2:10 PM EDT.CLC President Hassan Yussuff, CLC Senior Economist Angella MacEwen, and CLC Senior Researcher Emily Norgang will be available in the Railway Committee Room in Centre Block to comment once the federal budget has been tabled on March 22nd. Mr. Yussuff and Ms. MacEwen will provide comment in English, and Ms. Norgang will provide comment in French.It is expected ...


15.03.2017

Media Advisory: Federal Budget Media Availability

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/15/17 -- CLC President Hassan Yussuff and CLC Senior Researcher Emily Norgang will be available in the Railway Committee Room in Centre Block to comment once the federal budget has been tabled on March 22nd. Mr. Yussuff will provide comment in English, and Ms. Norgang will provide comment in French.It is expected this year''s federal budget will include several initiatives related to education and training, infrastructure, and job creation.The CL ...


15.03.2017

Ontario Federation of Labour invites Ontarians to a telephone town hall on the Changing Workplaces Review and winning decent work for all on March 7 at 7 p.m.

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour invites all Ontarians to join a telephone town hall on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Changing Workplaces Review. Right now, Ontario has an opportunity to make sure that workers are protected under the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act, so that every job in Ontario is a decent job."Our employment and labour laws are outdated and do not reflect the reality of work in today'& ...


06.03.2017

Ontario Federation of Labour invites Ontarians to a telephone town hall on the Changing Workplaces Review and winning decent work for all on March 7 at 7 p.m.

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/03/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour invites all Ontarians to join a telephone town hall on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Changing Workplaces Review. Right now, Ontario has an opportunity to make sure that workers are protected under the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act, so that every job in Ontario is a decent job."Our employment and labour laws are outdated and do not reflect the reality of work in today'& ...


03.03.2017

Nova Scotia premier must heed Supreme Court ruling and bargain in good faith with teachers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/12/17 -- Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff is urging Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil to heed a Supreme Court ruling and go back to the bargaining table with the province''s public school teachers instead of arbitrarily imposing contract terms.The premier has threatened to impose a contract on Nova Scotia''s 9,300 public school teachers in an emergency legislative session on Monday. The threat comes after last week ...


12.02.2017

Canada''s unions say NAFTA renegotiation is an opportunity for more fairness

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/26/17 -- Canada''s unions are glad to hear that Canada is ready to walk away from NAFTA, saying that renegotiating the deal offers the opportunity take a new approach to trade that puts the interests of working people and the environment first.In a statement sent to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland today, the Canadian Labour Congress points out that over the last 20 years, NAFTA has failed working Canadians."Far from generating go ...


26.01.2017

Media Advisory: OFL president Chris Buckley to walk the picket line Friday with locked-out CAS workers

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO and PARRY SOUND, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/19/17 -- Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) president Chris Buckley will join locked-out children''s aid workers on their picket line in North Bay tomorrow (Friday) in a demonstration of solidarity and support from the organization that represents 54 unions and one million workers across the province.The president is attending the picket line at the invitation of the North Bay and District Labour Council. Buckley will ...


19.01.2017

Keith LaBossiere of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) has Been Appointed Managing Partner

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/05/17 -- The partners of are pleased to announce the appointment of as Managing Partner commencing January 1, 2017.Keith will continue to serve his clients in matters as he leads our move to in 2018."I''ve been extremely fortunate to have been a part of TDS since I articled in 1993," says Keith. "Throughout my time at the firm, I''ve had a wonderful mentor, worked alongside talented partners and associates, and have ...


05.01.2017

Celebrate Medicare''s 50th anniversary by introducing pharmacare

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/19/16 -- Canada took the first step toward universal health care 50 years ago this week, now it''s time to take the next step by creating a universal pharmacare system that covers all necessary prescription drugs.On December 19, 1966, parliament proclaimed the Health Care Act as the law of the land, creating the single-payer health-care system that Canadians cherish. But unfortunately, unlike public health-care systems in almost every other de ...


19.12.2016

Canada''s unions celebrate federal asbestos ban

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/15/16 -- The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today''s announcement that the federal government is banning the manufacture, import, export and use of asbestos."We can all breathe easier," said CLC president Hassan Yussuff. "This is good public health policy that will, without question, save lives for generations to come.""Canada''s unions, along with survivors and health advocates, have been working hard ...


15.12.2016

Modest job recovery begins in oil sands sector as companies shift spending from expansion to operational efficiencies

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/14/16 -- Canada''s oil sands sector has experienced sustained cost-cutting, restructuring and deeper than anticipated job cuts in 2016, but a modest recovery of about 3,400 net jobs is projected over the next four years as companies shift their spending from expansion to maintenance, repair and optimization of their operations, according to the Oil Sands Labour Demand Outlook to 2020 Update report, released today by PetroLMI, a Division of Enfor ...


14.12.2016

Toronto Revenue Tools to Fund Today''s Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/01/16 -- Aging infrastructure, impact of climate change and stretched services are realities faced by Canada''s largest city. The pretense can no longer continue that Toronto is a world class city based on its present revenue. The dream of a refurbished Gardiner, expanded transit routes, revitalized Toronto Community Housing and comprehensive childcare services will need new income streams to become reality.Toll roads are the controversial choic ...


01.12.2016

Liberals must implement committee recommendation on proportional representation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/01/16 -- Canada''s unions are calling on the Liberal government to keep its election promise on electoral reform and introduce legislation for a made-in-Canada proportional representation voting system.The ''s report, issued today, recommends a proportional representation voting system that will make every vote count."The Committee has heard from Canadians across the country that every vote should count and that no party should win ...


01.12.2016

Campaign puts a human face on those neglected by WCB system

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/22/16 -- A coalition of workers'' rights organizations is urging the WCB review panel to make the Workers'' Compensation system more human.This fall, the provincial government is conducting a review of Alberta''s Workers Compensation Board. In order to ensure that workers are heard during this review process, the Canadian Injured Workers Association of Alberta and the Alberta Federation of Labour have partnered to create th ...


22.11.2016

Press conference: new initiative from the OFL on helping prevent domestic and sexual violence from Ontario Federation of Labour

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/22/16 -- One day before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and with Bill 26, Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016 before the legislature, The Ontario Federation of Labour will hold a press conference announcing an initiative to support domestic and sexual violence survivors in the workplace, and help prevent domestic and sexual violence.The OFL will make paid leave for survivo ...


22.11.2016

Prime Minister Trudeau tells young union activists he''ll keep his election promises

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/25/16 -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to keep his election promises amid tough questions from more than 400 delegates at the Canadian Labour Congress'' Young Workers Summit in Ottawa today.The questions ranged from trade to pipelines and the environment, from the Phoenix payroll system and public sector bargaining to the need for accessible child care and good quality, secure jobs for young workers.While some delegates protested the Pri ...


25.10.2016

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Prime Minister to address historic summit of young workers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/25/16 -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak to hundreds of young workers attending the Canadian Labour Congress'' Young Workers Summit at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.The first-ever Young Workers'' Summit brings together over 400 young union leaders and activists for three days of workshops and leadership-building."This is a historic opportunity for Prime Minister Trudeau to engage in a dialogue with young workers about decent ...


25.10.2016

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Celebrities Help Canadian Unions Celebrate Human Rights Victories

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/20/16 -- Canada''s unions are excited to be launching Rise Up!, a national human rights conference, with an opening night celebration featuring a DJ set by A Tribe Called Red, celebrity guest speakers including Daily Show Senior Correspondent Hasan Minhaj, author and MLA for Fort Rouge Wab Kinew, and Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, former president of the Native Women''s Association of Canada (NWAC), a live performance art production, a scave ...


20.10.2016

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Celebrities Help Canadian Unions Celebrate Human Rights Victories

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/18/16 -- Canada''s unions are excited to be launching Rise Up!, a national human rights conference, with an opening night celebration featuring a DJ set by A Tribe Called Red, celebrity guest speakers including Daily Show Senior Correspondent Hasan Minhaj, author and MLA for Fort Rouge Wab Kinew, and Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, former president of the Native Women''s Association of Canada (NWAC), a live performance art production, a scave ...


18.10.2016

Media Advisory: Celebrities Help Canadian Unions Celebrate Human Rights Victories

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/14/16 -- Canada''s unions are excited to be launching Rise Up!, a national human rights conference, with an opening night celebration featuring a DJ set by A Tribe Called Red, celebrity guest speakers including Daily Show Senior Correspondent Hasan Minhaj, author and MLA for Fort Rouge Wab Kinew, and Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, former president of the Native Women''s Association of Canada (NWAC), a live performance art production, a scave ...


14.10.2016

Let''s Make Decent Work a Reality for All Canadians

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/16 -- Let''s face it: low-wage, insecure, part-time work is no way to live life now, or build a future. But today, too many Canadians - especially younger Canadians - are having to do just that.October 7th, the international Day for Decent Work, is an opportunity for all workers to reflect on our current situation and call for .Here in Canada, unions say there are clear priorities: a , both provincially and federally, and an end to insecure wo ...


07.10.2016

Media Advisory/Wednesday: OFL Organizes Mass Lobby at Queen''s Park as Part of Week for Decent Work

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/05/16 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour has organized a mass lobby at Queen''s Park as part of the ''Week for Decent Work'' on Wednesday, October 5, where approximately 100 workers, union activists and community advocates will meet with MPPs of all political parties. The lobby day will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.The lobby day is the first of its kind organized by the Federation in more than seven years.The focus o ...


05.10.2016

Federal Asbestos Inventory a Good First Step

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/03/16 -- The CLC is commending the federal government for today''s launch of an online inventory of Canadian government buildings containing asbestos. have been calling for this type of registry for over a decade."It''s a great first step towards a comprehensive ban. Provinces and municipalities should follow the federal government''s lead and include their own public buildings in the online inventory," said CLC Pre ...


03.10.2016

Saturday: Workers Stories to Be Highlighted as Thousands Rally for Fair Employment Standards

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/16 -- This Saturday October 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Queen''s Park, there will be a rally mobilized by the Labour movement and its community partners. Precarious workers will share their stories to underscore the need for changes in the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act.The Rally for Decent Work coincides with the Changing Workplaces Review, which will make recommendations for updating Ontario''s long-outdated employmen ...


30.09.2016

Parliamentary report on TFWP a blueprint for a two-tiered labour market

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/20/16 -- A parliamentary committee report tabled yesterday about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program shows that the Trudeau Liberals are not likely to curb the exploitation of guest workers.The report, which was tabled by the Standing Committee on Human Resources Skills and Social Development, is the result of a review that Trudeau Liberals had promised in order to solve problems with the scandal-ridden guest worker program. Rather than tackling the se ...


20.09.2016

CLC Marks Democracy Day With a Campaign Calling for Proportional Representation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/15/16 -- Canada''s largest labour organization is marking Democracy Day on September 15th with the launch of a campaign backing proportional representation. The campaign includes a being promoted online, online ads, and a petition hosted on ChoosePR.ca."Our electoral system is broken, and we know that proportional representation is the only way to make it fair," said CLC President Hassan Yussuff."Canadians agree that no party shou ...


15.09.2016

REMINDER/Media Advisory: CLC President Launching New Campaign on Labour Day in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/05/16 -- CLC President, Hassan Yussuff, will be showcasing the ways unions are improving the day-to-day lives of all Canadians by launching a new campaign at the Toronto and York Region Labour Council''s annual Labour Day parade and celebration.Yussuff will speak to how Canadian unions won an expanded Canada Pension Plan and how they are working to win a ban on asbestos. He will also highlight the need for more good jobs and an end to precariou ...


05.09.2016

Labour Day: A Time to Celebrate How Canada''s Unions Make Fairness Work for Everyone

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/05/16 -- This Labour Day, Canada''s unions are launching a new site, fairnessworks.ca, and three compelling online videos to showcase the ways unions are improving the day-to-day lives of all Canadians."We have a long, proud history of winning changes that improve workers'' lives, and this Labour Day we are celebrating and showcasing ways we are making a difference to all Canadians today," said CLC president Hassan Yussuff.Th ...


05.09.2016

Media Advisory: CLC President Launching New Campaign on Labour Day in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/02/16 -- CLC President, Hassan Yussuff, will be showcasing the ways unions are improving the day-to-day lives of all Canadians by launching a new campaign at the Toronto and York Region Labour Council''s annual Labour Day parade and celebration.Yussuff will speak to how Canadian unions won an expanded Canada Pension Plan and how they are working to win a ban on asbestos. He will also highlight the need for more good jobs and an end to precariou ...


02.09.2016

It''s Time to Close the Gender Wage Gap With Action

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/25/16 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is pleased to see the Steering Committee recommendations for closing the gender wage gap, combined with the immediate steps that will be taken by government. These recommendations must now go beyond examination and evaluation of the gender wage gap across sectors to developing concrete policies and programs.To earn the same amount men do in one year, women need to work almost four months longer. Change has b ...


25.08.2016

Rules that protect Canadians from being passed over for TFWs are not ''silly''

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/11/16 -- Immigration Minister John McCallum needs to understand that it isn''t ''silly'' to ensure companies hire unemployed Canadians before turning to the exploitative Temporary Foreign Worker Program.In an interview this week, the minister said that rules to protect Canadians from the effects of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program were ''silly,'' and that the Liberal Government was planning to make i ...


11.08.2016

CLC Wants Canadian Mayors to Address Use of Lethal Force and Systemic Racism in Policing

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/16 -- Canada''s largest labour organization is saddened and outraged by news of yet another black man dying after a violent confrontation with police, this time in Ottawa, and it calls on Canada''s mayors to take action.37-year old Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi died on Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained after being pursued and, according to several witnesses, violently beaten by Ottawa police on July 24.The Canadian Lab ...


28.07.2016

Interim "Changing Workplaces Review" Report Should Be a Springboard for Employment Reforms

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/27/16 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) welcomes the release of the . The report lays out the parameters for action to improve and modernize Ontario''s outdated employment laws.The report summarizes the many challenges facing employees in Ontario''s labour market, including barriers to achieving collective bargaining rights and the unprecedented growth of non-standard, precarious work. It includes recommendations by Ontario ...


27.07.2016

Canada''s Labour Leaders To All Premiers: Make Life Better For Vulnerable Workers

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/16 -- Ahead of the Council of the Federation meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon on July 20-22, Canada''s labour leaders are calling on the provincial and territorial premiers to make Canada''s most vulnerable workers the focus of their talks."This is the first time the premiers have met in Yukon - and we certainly welcome them to this beautiful part of Canada," said Yukon Federation of Labour President Vikki Quocksister. "I ...


18.07.2016

Canada''s Labour Leaders to the Premiers: Make Life Better for Vulnerable Workers

WHITEHORSE, YUKON -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/16 -- Ahead of the Council of the Federation meeting, Canada''s labour leaders are calling on the provincial and territorial premiers to make Canada''s most vulnerable workers the focus of their talks."This is the first time the premiers have met in Yukon - and we certainly welcome them this beautiful part of Canada," said Vikki Quocksister, president of the Yukon Federation of Labour (YFL), "it is the hope of worke ...


18.07.2016

Canada''s Labour Leaders To All Premiers: Make Life Better For Vulnerable Workers

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/16 -- Ahead of the Council of the Federation meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon on July 20-22, Canada''s labour leaders are calling on the provincial and territorial premiers to make Canada''s most vulnerable workers the focus of their talks."This is the first time the premiers have met in Yukon - and we certainly welcome them to this beautiful part of Canada," said Yukon Federation of Labour President Vikki Quocksister. "I ...


15.07.2016

Canada''s Labour Leaders to the Premiers: Make Life Better for Vulnerable Workers

WHITEHORSE, YUKON -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/16 -- Ahead of the Council of the Federation meeting, Canada''s labour leaders are calling on the provincial and territorial premiers to make Canada''s most vulnerable workers the focus of their talks."This is the first time the premiers have met in Yukon - and we certainly welcome them this beautiful part of Canada," said Vikki Quocksister, president of the Yukon Federation of Labour (YFL), "it is the hope of worke ...


15.07.2016

Supreme Court Ruling Protects Non-Union Workers From Unjust Dismissal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/16 -- Today''s Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling in Wilson v. AECL will deliver accountability and fairness to roughly 500,000 non-unionized federal employees, said the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). The SCC upheld the interpretation that, under the Canada Labour Code, dismissing an employee without cause is unjust, and therefore not permitted."This ruling is a win for all federally-regulated employees, particularly those who do not ...


14.07.2016

Wednesday: OFL joins Legal Aid Lawyers'' Picket for Fairness and a Union

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/12/16 -- Since 2012, the Ontario Liberals have ignored repeated calls from Legal Aid lawyers for collective bargaining rights with the union of their choice, The Society of Energy Professionals.The Society of Energy Professionals, Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley and organizers with the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign will join picketing Legal Aid lawyers to call on the Ontario government to update the province''s outdate ...


12.07.2016

Time for Ontario to Follow Alberta''s Leadership on a $15 Minimum Wage by 2018

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/16 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauds the Government of Alberta''s plan to implement a $15 minimum wage by 2018. The OFL is calling on the Wynne government to follow Alberta''s bold leadership, by making $15 minimum wage its standard for workers across Ontario."There are 1.7 million workers in Ontario who currently earn wages that fall below the poverty line," said OFL President Chris Buckley. "It is t ...


30.06.2016

Rest of Canada Must Follow Alberta''s Lead on Minimum Wage

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/16 -- The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today''s announcement by the Alberta government that it will be phasing in a $15 minimum wage by 2018. The CLC is calling on the federal government, and the other provinces, to make a $15 minimum wage the universal standard for workers across the country."Today, the Alberta government fulfills a key election promise, one that will help nearly 300,000 working people who currently struggle ...


30.06.2016

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Canadian Labour Congress

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/16 -- The Canadian Labour Congress is available for comment leading up to and at the provincial and territorial finance ministers'' meeting on June 20 in Vancouver. The finance ministers will be discussing Canada Pension Plan expansion, something the CLC has been campaigning for since 2007.Contacts: To set up an interview or for more information, please contact: Chantal St-Denis CLC Communications 613-355-1962 ...


16.06.2016

Media Advisory: Giant Rocking Chair Tours Ontario for Improved Care Standards in Long-Term Care

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/16 -- A giant 10-foot tall wooden rocking chair is touring 19 towns across Ontario. Joining the giant rocking chair in highly visual media events, will be local health coalition members, including seniors, family council members, union and care workers, long term care residents and concerned citizens. The goal is to bring awareness about improving the care standards at long term care facilities.The care levels in Ontario''s long term care hom ...


13.06.2016

Media Advisory: Giant Rocking Chair Tours Ontario for Improved Care Standards in Long-Term Care

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/16 -- A giant 10-foot tall wooden rocking chair is touring 19 towns across Ontario. Joining the giant rocking chair in highly visual media events, will be local health coalition members, including seniors, family council members, union and care workers, long term care residents and concerned citizens. The goal is to bring awareness about improving the care standards at long term care facilities.The care levels in Ontario''s long term care hom ...


10.06.2016



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