Canadian Labour Congress

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Canadian Labour Congress


the largest trade-union association in Canada.

Created in 1956 by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour, as of 1973 the Canadian Labour Congress had more than 1.75 million members (75 percent of the total trade-union membership in Canada). Most of the trade unions belonging to the congress are branches of corresponding US trade unions and are referred to as “international.” The biennial congress is considered the highest body of the Canadian Labour Congress. De facto leadership of the congress is exercised by the Executive Council. The Canadian Labour Congress belongs to the International Congress of Free Trade Unions. Its official organ is Canadian Labour.

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On this question of opposition to the Accord the Quebec Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress oppose it for very different reasons.
This principle is already recognized in the most far-sighted programs for union renewal, such as the Action Agenda formulated by the Toronto and York District Labour Council (but not adopted as official policy when it was debated by the Canadian Labour Congress in 2008).
Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, representing three million workers thinks, 'Those at the top make the derisions, but those at the bottom bear the burden .
Jules called for the Assembly of First Nations and the Canadian Labour Congress to join in a third party task force to consider the question of First Nations' jurisdiction regarding labor relations.
He adds, This harsh reality is why these two unions will create a new union and it's why the Canadian Labour Congress has led a dialogue on how the labour movement can become a more effective advocate for all workers.
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has been funding and supporting a myriad of special interest groups for years.
In 2001, the Canadian Labour Congress said the country has failed to produce enough trades people in areas ranging from pipe-fitters and electricians to cooks and computer specialists: at the time, the average age of fully qualified trades people was 50.
These unions left the Canadian Labour Congress following a jurisdictional dispute with construction unions being certified by the Quebec provincial affiliate of the CLC.
Donald protesting his role in the Crown strike were sent by Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, which represents three million workers in Canada and by Jyrki Raina, General Secretary of IndustriALL, a global union federation representing 50 million workers worldwide.
At Mohawk College he became increasingly involved in his local of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and in the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress.
According to Chris Ramsaroop, at the Canadian Labour Congress, the migrant farm workers are not covered by the Employment Standards Act.
We also have the Vriend decision where the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) was an intervenor -- what a system this compulsory payment of union dues has become.

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