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Rank and file union members engage MPs with powerful stories about the…

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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Two New VDLC T-shirts Available for Pre-order

December 1, 2021
The VDLC has two new t-shirts available for pre-order! Place your order by January 15,…
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MPs must listen to workers and take action on a fair recovery…

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…

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…

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…

November 19, 2021
With Parliament set to return – amidst rising inflation, stretching family budgets and an uneven…
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City Council Approves Vacancy Control for SRO’s

November 18, 2021
On November 17, Vancouver City Council approved vacancy control for Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels.…
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Oppose the Coup in Sudan

November 18, 2021
On October 25 the military under General Abdel Fattah Burhan dissolved the transitional government of…
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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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Welcome CUPE Local 8911!

November 17, 2021
We are proud to welcome Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 8911 Emergency Communication Professionals…
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Government must combat surging cost-of-living with action to raise minimum wage and…

November 16, 2021
OTTAWA – With working people seeing their wages fall behind inflation, and everyday essentially getting more and…
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Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action

November 16, 2021
Starting this month, we will highlight one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada…
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Urgent Call to Extend COVID Recovery Benefits

November 16, 2021
The VDLC has joined with more than fifty organizations across Canada in signing an open…
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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 &…

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…

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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Implement Vacancy Control for SRO’s

November 2, 2021
Later this month City of Vancouver staff will report back to City Council on their…
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Honouring the MacPaps

November 2, 2021
Honouring the MacPaps Video Over fifteen hundred Canadian volunteers fought against fascism in the Spanish…
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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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New cabinet must get to work on building an inclusive and equitable…

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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Action Needed to End the Eviction Crisis

October 21, 2021
A recent study out of the University of British Columbia, indicated that 10.6% of renters…
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Tell Minister Whiteside: School rankings are harmful and undermine public education

October 20, 2021
Every year, students in grades 4 and 7 lose nearly four hours of valuable learning…
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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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Solidarity with Striking LTS Workers

October 2, 2021
On October 1, the VDLC co-organized a rally with New Westminster and District Labour Council,…
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UN Day for Older Persons: Canada’s unions call for strong supports for…

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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Canada’s unions call on new federal government to prioritize reconciliation ahead of…

September 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by strengthening our…
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Statement from VDLC on Canada’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

September 28, 2021
September 30 is Canada’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. VDLC acknowledges the underlying title…
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VDLC Opts Not to Endorse Vision Vancouver in 2022

September 23, 2021
This week the Vancouver and District Labour Council made its first major decision regarding who…
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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…

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…

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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Volunteer this Election Day!

September 14, 2021
Election day is September 20th, and your help is needed to get out the vote…
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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…

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…

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…

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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New Labour Education Resource for Learners and Facilitators

September 6, 2021
On Labour Day a new resource is being launched for those interested in labour education.…
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The Elsies 2021

September 3, 2021
The link to this years Labour Day event, The Elsies, is available here! We can’t…
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Join a Labour Canvass!

September 1, 2021
Join us and help elect candidates who will put workers first in the recovery and work…
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O’Toole’s dangerous economics risks cuts to health care and services people rely…

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…

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…

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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Labour Day 2021

August 25, 2021
Labour Day is fast approaching, and we are excited to join with New Westminster and…
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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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Letter to YVR Janitors from YVR Joint Union Committee

August 18, 2021
The VDLC, and several unions representing workers at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), are speaking out…
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All parties in this pandemic election should agree on one big issue…

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…

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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Consultation on Paid Sick Leave

August 9, 2021
The Government of British Columbia has initiated a public consultation process regarding what BC’s paid…
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Boycott Hilton Metrotown and Pacific Gateway Hotel

August 9, 2021
We support the boycott of the Metrotown Hilton and Pacific Gateway Hotel called by the…
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Rent Strike Bargain

August 9, 2021
At our January 19th meeting, the VDLC endorsed the Rent Strike Bargain Campaign for collective…
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Canada’s unions encouraged by continued job market recovery but urge parties to…

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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Labour Day for Kids! – Colouring Contest

July 22, 2021
Our Labour Day kids’ colouring contest is back! Contest open now until the end of…
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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…

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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Vancouver City Council Endorses Vote16BC!

June 25, 2021
At its June 24 meeting, Vancouver City Council endorsed the Vote16BC campaign to reduce the…
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Vancouver City Council Supports Hotel Workers!

June 25, 2021
On June 24, Vancouver City Council passed supporting the right of laid-off hotel workers to…
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Labour Council Releases Municipal Polling Results

June 23, 2021
The Vancouver and District Labour Council is releasing the results of recent polling conducted on…
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Canada’s unions elect new leaders to help chart a hopeful post-pandemic future…

June 18, 2021
(Ottawa – June 18, 2021) Nearly 4,000 delegates at the Canadian Labour Congress’ 29th Constitutional…
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VDLC Calling on City Council to Support Vote16BC, Hotel Workers

June 17, 2021
The VDLC is highlighting two important motions coming to Vancouver City Council next week. The…
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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…

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…

June 15, 2021
Nearly 4,000 delegates poised to elect new leadership OTTAWA – This week, union members from…
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Call for Mandatory Training in TRC and UNDRIP

June 15, 2021
The VDLC endorses the call for mandatory training in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report…
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Canada’s unions condemn hate-motivated terrorist attack against Canadian Muslim family; express concern…

June 8, 2021
Canada’s unions unequivocally condemn the recent escalation of hate crimes and violence against members of…
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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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SUBMIT YOUR ELSIE AWARD NOMINATIONS!

June 1, 2021
The New Westminster and District Labour Council and Vancouver and District Labour Council will be…
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National AccessAbility Week: Canada’s unions call for elimination of barriers to employment,…

May 28, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking National AccessAbility Week by calling on the federal government to remove…
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Elect Karina Reid

May 28, 2021
The Vancouver and District Labour Council has endorsed Karina Reid of the Richmond Independent Team…
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Make it Public

May 28, 2021
We support the Hospital Employees’ Union in their Make It Public campaign to end privatization…
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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…

May 20, 2021
By Hassan Yussuff Buried in the government’s 724-page federal budget is an important commitment that…
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VDLC Calls for Compulsory Trades

May 18, 2021
The VDLC backs the BC Building Trades Council in its longstanding demand for the reintroduction…
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Canada’s unions call for urgent action to address hate crimes against 2SLGBTQI…

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…

May 13, 2021
Canada’s unions are pleased to see the Members of Parliament taking action to put workers…
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Support PSAC members working at Granville Island!

May 13, 2021
Shared on behalf of PSAC BC Region — Send a letter to Canadian Mortgage and…
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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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Canada’s unions mark Westray anniversary with call to hold negligent employers accountable

May 7, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the anniversary of the Westray mining disaster by calling for negligent…
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Canada’s unions call for strong recovery measures as job losses rise

May 7, 2021
The number of Canadians without work for over a year has tripled during the pandemic.…
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Period Promise Campaign

May 6, 2021
Please contribute to this year’s Period Promise campaign.  For many years, the VDLC has participated…
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Mourn the dead: fight for the living.

May 5, 2021
An official inquiry into the disaster discovered profound “stupidity and neglect” on the part of…
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Canada’s unions mark May Day by calling on governments to prioritize workers…

May 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking May Day by urging the federal government to act quickly to…
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Canada’s unions release detailed analysis of Budget 2021

April 30, 2021
On April 19, 2021 the federal government announced its first budget in two years. More…
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Canada’s unions condemn anti-Asian racism and urge solidarity with Asian communities

April 30, 2021
This Asian Heritage Month, Canada’s unions are standing in solidarity with Asian workers and communities…
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Oppose Back-to-Work Legislation

April 30, 2021
On April 28th, the federal government introduced back-to-work legislation targeting workers at the Port of Montreal.…
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Back-to-work legislation undermines workers’ rights

April 29, 2021
The Canadian Labour Congress is condemning the Government of Canada’s decision to introduce back-to-work legislation…
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National Day of Mourning: the human cost of COVID-19

April 28, 2021
By Hassan Yussuff as published in The Hamilton Spectator Every year, workers and their families…
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Day of Mourning 2021 – The Human Cost of COVID-19

April 28, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the National Day of Mourning by calling attention to the human…
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Remembering the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster

April 23, 2021
April 24th marks the grim anniversary of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters that…
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All workers deserve to exercise religious freedom without discrimination

April 22, 2021
Canada’s unions are disappointed by the Quebec Superior Court’s recent decision on Bill 21, a…
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City of North Vancouver to Become Living Wage Employer!

March 30, 2021
At their March 29th meeting, City of North Vancouver’s Mayor and Council voted unanimously to…
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Solidarity with Molson Coors Workers

March 25, 2021
For over a month members of Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW), Local 325,…
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Vaccines for All

March 18, 2021
We support the Migrant Rights Network’s Vaccines for All! campaign.  The campaign draws attention to the fact…
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Re-elect Khelsilem for Vancity Board of Directors

March 18, 2021
If you are a member of Vancity Credit Union, be sure to vote in the…
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Canada cannot be silent on “Bloody Sunday” massacre in Philippines

March 10, 2021
On March 5, in another of Philippine President Duterte’s inflammatory speeches, he declared “Kill, kill…
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Sign the Petition – Fairness for Ledcor LTS Workers!

March 10, 2021
238 workers at Ledcor Telecommunication Services joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 213…
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Extend Recall Rights to Teachers of ILSC Vancouver

March 9, 2021
Recall rights for ILSC teachers are expiring due to long-term layoffs brought on by the…
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BC’s Unequal Women

March 9, 2021
They’ve cleaned rooms, cooked meals, and served tourists across BC for decades. But now they’re…
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IWD 2021 Recording

March 9, 2021
If you missed out International Women’s Day 2021 event, She-Cession: The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic…
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Day of Action in Solidarity with IBEW 213 Members on Strike

March 3, 2021
On March 19 the Vancouver and District Labour Council and New Westminster and District Labour…
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Social Impact Bonds Are Privatization

February 23, 2021
We are calling on Vancouver City Council to say no to Social Impact Bonds.  Vancouver…
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Stop the Taxation of Phoenix General Damages

February 18, 2021
Federal government workers deserve full compensation after almost five years of pay problems caused by…
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End Stigma. Save Lives.

February 18, 2021
The City of Vancouver is seeking Federal Government approval for the decriminalization of personal possession…
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Delivering Community Power

February 17, 2021
The VDLC is proud to continue to support the Delivering Community Power campaign. Founded by…
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SFU: Pay for RA Healthcare Now!

February 17, 2021
The VDLC supports the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) in its campaign for healthcare benefits…
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Unmask the Right

February 17, 2021
Local anti-racist and anti-fascist activists have launched a new website named “Unmask the Right”.  The…
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Workers Need Paid Sick Days

February 17, 2021
The VDLC supports the call for a minimum of ten (10) permanent, paid sick days…
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Tell Your MP to Vote Yes for Pharmacare

February 2, 2021
Later this month Bill C-213: An Act to Enact the Pharmacare Act will be face…
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Letter RE: Disability Assistance Rates

January 28, 2021
We’re calling on the Government of British Columbia to maintain the $300/month increase to income…
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VDLC Calls for Release of Imprisoned Unionist in Philippines

January 20, 2021
The Vancouver and District Labour Council joins with the International Coalition for Human Rights in…
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Support Farmers in India

January 20, 2021
The Vancouver and District Labour Council Executive Board stands in solidarity with the millions of…
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2021 Winter/Spring Labour Education Program

January 20, 2021
Our 2021 Winter/Spring Labour Education Program is open for registrations!  VDLC education programs are open,…
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No Sale of VSB Land!

January 20, 2021
The VDLC is expressing concerns about the contemplated sale of Vancouver School Board-owned lands in…
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Safe Restart Agreement

December 9, 2020
The Federal Government’s Safe Restart Agreement promises $19 billion to provinces and territories, but how…
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Shelter and Housing for All

December 9, 2020
As Winter approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact shelter space, it is crucial…
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Minimum Wage Increases are Needed

November 26, 2020
The frontline workers we rely on here in Metro Vancouver have the highest risk of…
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BCFed 59th Constitutional Convention

November 26, 2020
This week the BC Federation of Labour held their 59th Constitutional Convention.  The Federation’s convention…
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Decriminalize Personal Possession of Drugs in Vancouver

November 18, 2020
Next week a motion calling for action to decriminalize personal possession of drugs in the…
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VDLC Rejects Endorsement of Morneau

November 18, 2020
The Vancouver and District Labour Council, in accordance with the decision of our November regular…
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New VDLC Anti-Racism Committee Founded!

November 18, 2020
At our November regular meeting, VDLC delegates voted unanimously to found a new Anti-Racism Committee. …
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VDLC Reiterates Call for Eviction Ban

November 10, 2020
In light of rising COVID-19 case numbers and the potential for further economic impacts on…
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Young Workers Committee Back in Action

November 10, 2020
Since September, we have been convening meetings of young workers to discuss the prospect of…
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UFCW 1518 calls on the Provincial Government to mandate masks in stores

November 6, 2020
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1518 is calling on Dr. Bonnie Henry to mandate…
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Vote & Volunteer for a Government that Works for Workers!

October 20, 2020
There are only a few days left to go before the October 24 provincial election.…
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Elect a Government that Works for You

October 17, 2020
On October 24 we have an opportunity to elect a government that will work for…
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Open Letter Regarding “Freedom Rally” this Weekend

October 15, 2020
The following is an open letter about the “Freedom Rally” and “Freedom Convoy” coming to…
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Bold Action for Unsheltered Vancouver Residents

October 6, 2020
At the October 8 special meeting of Vancouver City Council, an important motion proposing bold…
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Protecting Tenants – Taking Action Against Renovictions

October 2, 2020
On October 6, Vancouver City Council will debate a motion tabled by Mayor Kennedy Stewart…
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Time to Fundamentally Reassess Canadian Foreign Policy

September 16, 2020
The VDLC endorses the open letter “Time to Fundamentally Reassess Canadian Foreign Policy” issued by…
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Vacancy Control in SRO’s

September 16, 2020
The VDLC is calling on the City of Vancouver to legislate rents tied to SRO…
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Forward Together

September 11, 2020
In Canada, we’ve weathered the pandemic by sticking together and supporting each other. The United…
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Save the PNE!

July 27, 2020
Shared on behalf of CUPE 1004. The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and its over 4,200…
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Protecting Tenants and Homeowners During COVID-19

July 22, 2020
The VDLC continues to call for the cancellation of rent debt, a ban on evictions,…
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Health and Safety in the Downtown Eastside During COVID-19

July 17, 2020
The VDLC, through our Downtown Eastside Joint Union Committee, continues to bring together affiliated unions…
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Municipalities Need Funding

June 19, 2020
Municipalities and transit agencies continue to need emergency funding in order to protect jobs and…
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Black Lives Matter

June 17, 2020
The Vancouver and District Labour Council supports the Black Lives Matter movement, and all who…
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Another Opportunity to Vote for the MEC Board of Directors

June 17, 2020
Mountain Equipment Coop recently announced that its Annual General Meeting which was scheduled for later this month…
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Lives Over Profit

June 16, 2020
Over one billion dollars in Federal Government funds have been directed towards COVID-19 research. Doctors…
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Public Inquiry into Health and Safety in the Construction Sector

June 16, 2020
The VDLC supports the call of the BC Building Trades Council for a Public Inquiry…
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Tell SFU to Honour its Agreement with RAs

June 10, 2020
In November 2019 the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU), after a hard-fought campaign, won an…
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Thank You Terry Engler!

June 9, 2020
In February of this year our 1st Vice President Terry Engler announced that he was…
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LEEFF and Protecting Workers

May 25, 2020
In any bailout package to employers or industries, workers and their jobs must come first.…
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We Need a Just Recovery

May 20, 2020
The Vancouver and District Labour Council is joining in a coalition of Vancouver residents and…
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Time to Fix Long Term Care

May 20, 2020
It’s time to fix long-term care in order to ensure better support and health outcomes…
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Welcome Arts and Cultural Workers Union!

May 19, 2020
The VDLC welcomes our newest affiliate, Arts and Cultural Workers Union (IATSE Local B-778)!  This…
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VDLC Supports Decriminalization of Sex Work

May 19, 2020
At its May 19, 2020, regular meeting, VDLC delegates votes in favour of a motion…
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