News

Missed opportunity to push pause on rate hikes and put people first

December 7, 2022
BRUSKE: We should do everything we can to avoid job losses and a painful recession…
Click to open the link

Nominations open for Labour Appreciation Awards Night January 26, 2023

December 7, 2022
The following is from Labour United, United Way Elgin Middlesex. Every year United Way Elgin Middlesex, in partnership with…
Click to open the link

Bea Bruske: Bank of Canada should pause rate hikes now to avert a manufactured recession

December 6, 2022
By Bea Bruske, as published in the Financial Times. Bank risks substantially weakening our economy,…
Click to open the link

It’s time to commit to ending gender-based violence and say never again!

December 6, 2022
Every year on December 6th people across Canada remember the 14 women who were murdered…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions call for fast-tracking of Canada Disability Benefit

December 3, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for Persons with Disabilities by renewing the call…
Click to open the link

Sylvain Le May – Winner of the 2022 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

December 2, 2022
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—which aims to promote awareness and…
Click to open the link

It’s time to end gender-based violence at work

December 2, 2022
A call centre worker receives a torrent of verbal abuse while helping a customer. A…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions applaud the introduction of federal paid sick leave

December 1, 2022
Bruske: Thousands of workers in federally-regulated workplaces will benefit; now we need paid sick leave…
Click to open the link

OFL: Ontario unions win Bill 124 legal challenge

November 29, 2022
The following is from the Ontario Federation of Labour. TORONTO – In an important victory…
Click to open the link

On November 25th – Canada’s unions are raising awareness on Gender-Based Violence at Work

November 25, 2022
Every day in Canada women, two-spirit, trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming workers face life-threatening violence…
Click to open the link

Unions welcome new protections for workers’ pensions

November 23, 2022
Bruske: Senate must now act quickly to pass Bill C-228 and safeguard the hard-earned pensions…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions on COP27: Some wins, but we have our work cut out for us

November 21, 2022
The COP27 negotiations in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, delivered some important wins but highlighted that, more…
Click to open the link

Bank of Canada’s continuous rate hike is not slowing down inflation

November 17, 2022
Bruske: It’s time to address the true causes of current inflation, protect Canadians against its…
Click to open the link

Trans workers disproportionately impacted by harassment, violence at work

November 13, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling attention to the alarming results from the recent national survey on…
Click to open the link

ATU 1587: Tentative agreement reached!

November 11, 2022
ATU 1587 reports they have reached a tentative agreement with Metrolinx. GO Transit bus operations…
Click to open the link

Education Workers took on Ford and won

November 7, 2022
The following is from CUPE Ontario. This is a historic day, friends. The Ford Conservatives…
Click to open the link

Statement from Larry Rousseau: Meaningful investments and a seat at the table for workers essential for decarbonization

November 5, 2022
Larry Rousseau, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released this statement ahead of COP27:…
Click to open the link

Statement by Bea Bruske: Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause is a full-on violation of workers’ rights

November 3, 2022
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with…
Click to open the link

Fall economic statement: Canada’s unions welcome new investments

November 3, 2022
Bruske: We are happy to finally see this government move toward a more sustainable future.…
Click to open the link

Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske available to speak on fall economic update

November 2, 2022
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, is available to talk about what the…
Click to open the link

Tell the Ford Conservatives: Don’t Be A Bully

November 2, 2022
From CUPE Ontario. On Monday, October 31st, the Ford Conservatives took the unprecedented step of…
Click to open the link

Statement by Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with CUPE Ontario education workers in the face of Ford’s legislative attacks

November 1, 2022
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement in support of…
Click to open the link

OFL: Demystifying “Working For Workers”

October 27, 2022
What does the Ford Government’s Working For Workers Act really do? Here’s a handout from…
Click to open the link

Bank of Canada determined to push the economy into a recession, no matter the impact on Canadians

October 25, 2022
Bruske: Workers cannot keep paying the price the Bank of Canada is imposing. A recession would…
Click to open the link

New report urges rate hike pause to save workers’ jobs

October 19, 2022
Economic report from Canadian Labour Congress and the Centre for Future Work proposes alternatives to…
Click to open the link

OCBCC: Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

October 18, 2022
The following is from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. Today marks the 22nd annual…
Click to open the link

Message to Affiliated Members: 2022 Municipal Election

October 18, 2022
Dear Friends, It has never been more urgent that you pay attention to the municipal election…
Click to open the link

OHC: Send Feedback on Orchard Villa

October 13, 2022
The following is from the Ontario Health Coalition. Dear members and supporters, You may remember…
Click to open the link

Workers push back, demand decent work from decision-makers

October 7, 2022
As the global community marks World Day for Decent Work, workers around the world are…
Click to open the link

Political leaders must work together and fast-track Bill C-22 on Disability Benefits

October 3, 2022
Canada’s unions are urging MPs from all parties to come together in support of Bill…
Click to open the link

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A day for meaningful action and solidarity

September 30, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to mark the National Day for Truth…
Click to open the link

OHC: Questions for Municipal Candidates

September 29, 2022
The following was provided by the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC). Questions for Municipal Election Candidates…
Click to open the link

Grocery greedflation leaves families paying more for food

September 28, 2022
Bruske: Corporate concentration drives up food prices as a few companies occupy an outsized market…
Click to open the link

2022 City of London Municipal Election Resources

September 27, 2022
Here are some helpful resources for people voting in the City of London elections taking…
Click to open the link

London and District Labour Council 2022 Municipal Election and TVDSB Trustee Endorsements

September 24, 2022
The London and District Labour Council, after considerable examination of candidate responses and debate, is…
Click to open the link

Statement by Bea Bruske: We must work to avoid a recession that would put many working families at risk

September 23, 2022
Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement after meeting between…
Click to open the link

To achieve gender equality, Canada’s decision makers must prioritize investments in care

September 22, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking Gender Equality Week by calling on the federal government to reduce…
Click to open the link

Parliament must act urgently to make sure workers aren’t left behind

September 21, 2022
Bruske: MPs must extend temporary help to unemployed workers and act swiftly to permanently fix…
Click to open the link

Politicians must put aside the rhetoric and fix the affordability crisis

September 20, 2022
Bruske: MPs must work together to help families in need and clamp down on corporate…
Click to open the link

Equal pay for work of equal value: it’s long past the time for employers and governments to get it right on pay equity

September 18, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling on governments around the world, at all levels, to take urgent…
Click to open the link

OHC: Furious at the Grotesque Ageism and Violation of Human Rights

September 15, 2022
Ontario Health Coalition: Furious at the “grotesque” ageism and violation of human rights, advocates respond…
Click to open the link

Labour 20 recommendations to G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

September 14, 2022
In advance of a meeting of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers held in Bali,…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome inflation relief

September 13, 2022
Bruske: Liberal and New Democrat cooperation will help families weather this affordability crisis OTTAWA ––…
Click to open the link

Investigate Migrant Worker Death on Norfolk County Farm

September 12, 2022
COATES to OPP: Investigate migrant worker death. Staff Sergeant Jeffrey McNorgan OPP548 Queensway WestSimcoe, ON…
Click to open the link

Poilievre and the Conservatives can’t be trusted to stand up for workers

September 11, 2022
Bruske: Poilievre loud on rhetoric, but silent on his real agenda OTTAWA––With his lengthy anti-worker…
Click to open the link

Rising interest rates mean families suffer another hit in the pocketbook

September 7, 2022
Bruske: With Parliament set to return, decision makers must put Main Street, not Bay Street,…
Click to open the link

A path to the middle class for millions of workers

September 6, 2022
By Bea Bruske, as published in The Province If you appreciate having weekends, a forty-hour…
Click to open the link

Unions pave path to the middle class for millions of Canadians

September 5, 2022
Bruske: Growing momentum for workers to demand better OTTAWA–Canada’s unions are marking Labour Day by…
Click to open the link

The London and District Labour Council Hosts a Labour Day Event in Celebration of our Proud History Defending Workers and Communities

September 2, 2022
For Immediate Release The London and District Labour Council is pleased to present a Labour…
Click to open the link

Labour Day: Worker power is key to a stronger middle class

August 31, 2022
(TORONTO) Canada’s unions are encouraging workers to reclaim their power and stand up to employers…
Click to open the link

Despite slowing inflation, prices still rising faster than wages

August 16, 2022
Bruske: Government should tax corporate profiteers to pay for extending expiring EI measures OTTAWA––Improving inflation…
Click to open the link

London & District Labour Council, MPP Terence Kernaghan & Councillor Mariam Hamou strongly oppose application for a liquor licence by 7-Eleven at 1181 Western Road location

August 16, 2022
For Immediate Release, August 16, 2022 7-Eleven, a multinational corporation headquartered in Texas, has filed…
Click to open the link

Progress towards a world of work free of violence and harassment

August 11, 2022
Bruske: Now we must turn to the hard work of implementing this landmark international agreement…
Click to open the link

Bruske to PM: Work with premiers to fix Canada’s crumbling care system

August 10, 2022
As families face shuttered emergency rooms, governments must act now so people can get the…
Click to open the link

Bank of Canada governor should stay in his lane and not undermine collective bargaining

August 2, 2022
It isn’t the 1970s; evidence does not point to a wage-price spiral. So why is…
Click to open the link

Governments must help families facing economic precipice

July 28, 2022
Bruske: Mounting evidence of low-income families at grave risk from inflation crisis must be wake-up…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome today’s B.C. court’s decision in Cambie case

July 15, 2022
Bruske: Now is the time to strengthen our public health care system OTTAWA –Canada’s unions…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome Premiers’ call for more federal health investment – but demand greater accountability

July 12, 2022
VICTORIA––Canada’s unions welcomed the Council of the Federation’s call for increased federal health transfers but…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions to engage Premiers at the Council of the Federation on strengthening public health care

July 7, 2022
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to talk about next…
Click to open the link

Bea Bruske: John Horgan is a true friend to working people

June 28, 2022
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “Canada’s unions thank…
Click to open the link

Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions express solidarity and demand action on reproductive rights

June 24, 2022
OTTAWA–– Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “Today, the…
Click to open the link

Paid Sick Days Shouldn’t Expire!

June 24, 2022
Tell Doug Ford: Paid Sick Days Shouldn’t Expire! The Worker Income Protection Benefit that provided…
Click to open the link

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022: Honouring Indigenous cultures on June 21 and beyond

June 21, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking Indigenous Peoples Day by standing in support and solidarity with First…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions: Urgent action needed to help families through the inflation crisis

June 16, 2022
OTTAWA – Day-to-day prices on essentials are surging, interest rates soaring and rents are reaching…
Click to open the link

June 16 is International Domestic Workers’ Day

June 16, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking International Domestic Workers’ Day by calling on the federal government to…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome cross-party collaboration on the Pension Protection Act – Bill C-228

June 14, 2022
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome the cross-party collaboration of New Democrat, Bloc and Conservative MPs,…
Click to open the link

Ontario Health Coalition Election Debrief

June 14, 2022
Tuesday, June 28  9:30 a.m. – Noon  by Zoom We are so proud to have worked with…
Click to open the link

OFL Election Debrief

June 13, 2022
The fight for a workers-first agenda is far from over. While the outcome of the…
Click to open the link

CLC: Remember, Honour, and Take Action

June 8, 2022
June is Indigenous History Month – a time for people across Canada to learn about…
Click to open the link

Remembering #OurLondonFamily and Responding to Islamophobia

June 5, 2022
It’s been almost a year since the murder of #OurLondonFamily brought Islamophobia to our doorstep…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions celebrate B.C. card check law to empower workers

June 3, 2022
Bruske: It’s about fairness. Premier Horgan’s government enacts critical law to support working people VICTORIA,…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome disability benefit bill

June 2, 2022
Bruske: Now let’s get this bill passed quickly – and help end disability poverty OTTAWA…
Click to open the link

Ford Failed Ontario

May 31, 2022
There is a reason that all conservative candidates across the province have not been at…
Click to open the link

Together, let’s move #ForwardWithPride!

May 30, 2022
In Canada and around the world, 2SLGBTQI people are facing a rising tide of hatred,…
Click to open the link

London Health Coalition: Ford government plans unprecedented for-profit privatization of health care

May 30, 2022
Ford government plans unprecedented for-profit privatization of health care: London Health Coalition to hold demonstration…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions call for fast-tracking of Canada Disability Benefit

May 28, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) by calling on the federal government to…
Click to open the link

Andrea Horwath in London

May 27, 2022
Andrea Horwath will be coming to London on Sunday, May 29 and you can RSVP…
Click to open the link

OHC Video: Ford Government’s Plan to Defund & Privatize Our Public Health Care System

May 25, 2022
The following Ontario Health Coalition video warns of the dangers of Ford’s privatization plans:
Click to open the link

Jagmeet Singh joins London ONDP candidates on the campaign trail

May 24, 2022
Today Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was in London to support local candidates in the…
Click to open the link

Canadians can’t afford for-profit long-term care

May 19, 2022
Bruske: It’s time to get the profit out of care OTTAWA –– A new report…
Click to open the link

Advance Polls for London-Fanshawe

May 19, 2022
We are encouraging all activists to vote in the advance polls. Here’s the advance poll…
Click to open the link

IDAHOTB: Canada’s unions call for an end to violence and harassment

May 17, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) by calling…
Click to open the link

IDAHOTB: Canada’s unions call for an end to violence and harassment

May 17, 2022
Statement from the CLC: Canada’s unions are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and…
Click to open the link

Conservatives refuse to talk lagging wages instead push low-wage austerity agenda

May 16, 2022
Bruske: As wages lag far behind inflation, Conservative leadership candidates ignore struggling workers. OTTAWA –…
Click to open the link

CLC Update May 2022

May 12, 2022
Here are some updates and news from our CLC Representative presented at our May Labour…
Click to open the link

Bruske to German Chancellor and the G7: Turn from ambition to action on climate and just transition

May 11, 2022
Bruske: We must not trade good jobs for low-quality, precarious work as we accelerate progress…
Click to open the link

Labour Canvasses May 14, 15, 21

May 11, 2022
The Ontario NDP is labour’s political party, created by working people to fight for the…
Click to open the link

Honour Westray. Enforce the law.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Westray mine explosion that killed 26…
Click to open the link

Turn minimum wages into living wages and index to inflation

May 6, 2022
Bruske: StatCan numbers show markets aren’t delivering fair wages – governments must take action OTTAWA…
Click to open the link

From the Frontlines: Workers’ Action Centre Report

May 4, 2022
Throughout the pandemic, workers on the frontlines kept society fed, cared for, clean, and connected…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions: Protect our public institutions

May 3, 2022
Canada’s unions are asking the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry to ensure no other…
Click to open the link

Workers welcome wins in budget bill

May 2, 2022
Bruske: Canada’s unions welcome progress on key issues, but there’s more work to do on…
Click to open the link

Celebrate May Day the best way possible: organize!

May 1, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking May Day by standing in solidarity with workers around the world,…
Click to open the link

Asian Heritage Month: Canada must do more to eliminate anti-Asian racism

April 30, 2022
As Canada prepares to mark Asian Heritage Month in May, anti-Asian racism and xenophobia have…
Click to open the link

London and District Labour Council Mobilizes May 1 in a Historic Province Wide Day of Action to Demand a Workers First Agenda and to Fight for a New Government on June 2

April 30, 2022
Media Release May 1, 2022 London – the London and District Labour Council is mobilizing…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions celebrate end to discriminatory blood donation policy

April 28, 2022
Bruske: Long-awaited victory for 2SLGBTQI advocates OTTAWA –– After waiting three decades, Canada’s unions welcome…
Click to open the link

Work shouldn’t hurt: workplace health and safety rights should be fundamental

April 28, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to take swift action on workplace health…
Click to open the link

April 28, 2022 Day of Mourning

April 28, 2022
This was a hybrid event held April 28, 2022 at the Tolpuddle Co-Operative in London,…
Click to open the link

May 1 Day of Action

April 27, 2022
Dear friends, On Sunday, May 1, join the province-wide day of action for a better Ontario.  London…
Click to open the link

Building a low-wage economy with stomach-churning greed

April 26, 2022
Bruske: Minimum wage employees being replaced by offshore workers making $3.75 an hour will hurt workers…
Click to open the link

Helping families facing affordability squeeze must be MPs’ job one

April 25, 2022
Bruske: As Parliament returns, Canada’s unions urge MPs to back workers and reject the push…
Click to open the link

Making Global Supply Chains Safe for Workers: Nine Years after the Rana Plaza Collapse

April 24, 2022
April 24th marks the anniversary of one of the world’s worst and avoidable industrial accidents. Rana…
Click to open the link

Government must not break their promise and leave Canadians paying sky-high drug costs

April 14, 2022
Canada’s unions are troubled about the government’s decision late today, to reverse course on changes…
Click to open the link

OFL: It’s Time to Cut Doug Ford out of the Picture

April 14, 2022
We’ve just released our latest campaign to stop Ford’s Conservatives and wanted you to be…
Click to open the link

WHSC Post-Secondary Scholarship Contest Opens Again

April 14, 2022
Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is once again offering cash scholarships to graduating high…
Click to open the link

Rising interest rates and record inflation creating perfect storm of unaffordability

April 13, 2022
Bruske: With the cost of everything – even debt – rising fast, we must fight…
Click to open the link

Labour 7 statement to the G7 Leaders’ Summit 2022

April 12, 2022
The 2022 Labour 7 summit “Shaping the Global Common Good” will take place in Berlin…
Click to open the link

Budget 2022: Progress on building a new and better normal

April 7, 2022
Bruske: Federal budget shows that when parties work together, everyday people benefit OTTAWA – Canada’s…
Click to open the link

BC government move to card check certification a win for workers

April 6, 2022
Canada’s unions welcome today’s move by the BC government to return to automatic certification in…
Click to open the link

Canada at an Economic Crossroads: A Better Normal or Settling for Worse?

April 6, 2022
By Bea Bruske, as published in National Newswatch With the federal budget just a day…
Click to open the link

Top 10 things unions and working people are looking for in Budget 2022

April 4, 2022
  OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to focus on the…
Click to open the link

Canadian Labour Congress’ President Bea Bruske available to react to Budget 2022

March 31, 2022
OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to talk…
Click to open the link

Hope and optimism shines through the grey fog of Ottawa politics

March 30, 2022
By Bea Bruske, as published in The Hill Times We saw a refreshing ray of…
Click to open the link

National survey reports widespread harassment and violence in workplaces

March 30, 2022
Today the CLC and its research partners are releasing the initial findings of a national…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome long-delayed Ontario child care deal

March 28, 2022
Bruske: As struggling parents heave a sigh of a relief, now we must make sure…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome new health funding – now make it permanent

March 25, 2022
OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, made the following statement today…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome landmark agreement between Liberals and New Democrats on a progressive agenda for Canada

March 22, 2022
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions celebrate today’s historic agreement between the Government and the NDP and…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions stand with Teamsters union and demand negotiations be allowed to continue

March 21, 2022
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and…
Click to open the link

IDERD: Fighting racism means looking back as well as looking forward

March 21, 2022
As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Canada’s unions are…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions: victory laps premature when it comes to jobs numbers

March 11, 2022
Bruske: Wages rising at less than the cost-of-living while workers in some sectors are being…
Click to open the link

Canadian Labour Congress’ President Bea Bruske available to react to labour force data

March 10, 2022
OTTAWA –Canada’s unions will be reacting to labour force data to be released by Statistics…
Click to open the link

IWD 2022: Gender equality depends on a healthy care economy

March 7, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking International Women’s Day 2022 by highlighting the critical importance of care…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with Ukraine and condemn unprovoked Russian aggression

February 24, 2022
OTTAWA–– Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “The world…
Click to open the link

Every worker deserves ten days paid sick leave

February 24, 2022
Bruske: Canada’s unions urge the federal government to work with the premiers to protect our…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions stand with those who stand against hate

February 15, 2022
Communities show how to build solidarity so we can move forward together Bea Bruske, President…
Click to open the link

Joint statement from Canada’s unions on the Ottawa occupation

February 9, 2022
Canada’s unions have fought for generations for the right to protest. This is a cornerstone…
Click to open the link

Statement by Bea Bruske: Respecting rights is a two-way street

February 2, 2022
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement today: “Canada’s unions…
Click to open the link

Welcome progress in first 100 days – but much work to do in next 100 weeks

February 2, 2022
Bruske: Government and parliament must roll up their sleeves and get down to work OTTAWA––As…
Click to open the link

Health investments must be tied to stronger public health care

February 1, 2022
Bruske: Increased health transfers must improve public health – not become tax giveaways to people…
Click to open the link

Concrete action needed to address anti-Black racism and discrimination

February 1, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking Black History Month by calling for long-term, concrete government action to…
Click to open the link

Federal government must increase efforts to end Islamophobia in Canada

January 28, 2022
On this first ever National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and…
Click to open the link

Parliament must work with urgency on helping families

January 27, 2022
Bea Bruske: With care systems at a crisis point, runaway costs and a broken social…
Click to open the link

2010 Tolpuddle Martyr Award

May 1, 2010
The 2010 Tolpuddle Martyr Award was presented to Steve Holmes. Labour Council Delegate since 1989. Union:…
Click to open the link

2008 Tolpuddle Martyr Award Ceremony

May 1, 2008
2008 Tolpuddle Martyrs Service As we gather here today to honour the work of Peter…
Click to open the link