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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…
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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…
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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 –…
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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…
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Honour Westray. Enforce the law.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Westray mine explosion that killed 26…
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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…
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Period Promise campaign

May 5, 2022
This year’s Period Promise campaign is now underway. Your donation will help fight period poverty…
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New poll shows strong support for Mayor Stewart

May 5, 2022
A new Research Co. poll commissioned by the Vancouver & District Labour Council shows strong…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Day of Mourning Mayoral Proclamations

April 28, 2022
Thank you to Mayor Kennedy Stewart of the City of Vancouver, and Mayor Linda Buchanan…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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VDLC Endorses More North Shore Candidates

April 21, 2022
At this month’s regular meeting, VDLC delegates voted to endorse additional candidates across the North…
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Welcome SEIU Local 2!

April 20, 2022
We are proud to welcome Service Employees’ International Union, Local 2, as the most recent…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Vote Jeanette Ashe for Vancouver-Quilchena!

April 11, 2022
The Vancouver-Quilchena by-election has been called for April 30th. The election pits BC NDP candidate…
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Inflation: Myths, Realities and Solutions

April 8, 2022
On April 7 we co-hosted a lunch & learn event titled Inflation: Myths, Realities and…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Municipal Candidate Endorsement Opportunity

April 6, 2022
This notice is intended for new candidates, and incumbents who have not yet been vetted…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Build the Skytrain to UBC!

March 16, 2022
This Spring Vancouver City Council will vote on a proposed route to extend the Broadway…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Convoy Counter-Protest this Saturday

March 2, 2022
Community members are coming together this Saturday to once again show the far-right convoy they…
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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…
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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…
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Labour Education Program Filling Up Fast!

February 24, 2022
Seats in the Winter/Spring Session of our Labour Education Program are filling up fast, with…
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Gratitude Gathering: Let’s thank frontline workers!

February 16, 2022
Shared on behalf of Lights of Hope Join us in a recognition of everyone who…
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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…
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Joint Labour Council Statement on the Recent Far-Right Convoys

February 15, 2022
New Westminster & District Labour Council Vancouver & District Labour Council Late last month we…
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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…
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Two Events to Honour Black History Month

February 7, 2022
Join the National Congress of Black Women Foundation, New Westminster and District Labour Council, and…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Ford punishing Ontario parents

January 24, 2022
Bea Bruske: Ford government must stop playing politics and sign child care deal OTTAWA –…
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Making HOME: Housing for All of Us

January 19, 2022
On January 25 or 26, Vancouver City Council will vote on a motion introduced by…
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VDLC Endorses City of North Vancouver Incumbents

January 19, 2022
The Vancouver and District Labour Council has endorsed City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan,…
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VDLC Endorses Vancouver Incumbents

January 19, 2022
The Vancouver and District Labour Council has endorsed a number of incumbent candidates in the…
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Workers Deserve Better

January 19, 2022
The VDLC wholeheartedly supports the BC Federation of Labour’s Workers Deserve Better campaign. For two…
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Welcome Canadian Animation Guild!

January 19, 2022
We are proud to welcome The Canadian Animation Guild, IATSE Local 938, as the newest…
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Statement from Bea Bruske on the death of Alexa McDonough

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

January 12, 2022
By Bea Bruske I think almost everyone can agree 2021 was a rough year. The…
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Two New VDLC T-shirts Available for Pre-order

January 11, 2022
The VDLC has two new t-shirts available for pre-order! Place your order by January 15,…
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Workers and their families need help now

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

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

December 17, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking International Migrants Day by calling for improved conditions for migrant workers…
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VDLC Endorses Mayor Kennedy Stewart for Re-Election

December 15, 2021
Media Advisory December 15, 2021Vancouver, BC VDLC Endorses Mayor Kennedy Stewart for Re-Election The Vancouver…
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Canada’s unions welcome progress for seniors, students and First Nations children in fall economic update

December 14, 2021
Bruske: Canada’s unions happy to see support but disappointed unemployed workers and their families left…
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Save the Date for International Women’s Day 2022!

December 14, 2021
Our virtual event will take place on Tuesday March 8, 2022 at 7:00pm. The topic…
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Holiday Office Hours

December 14, 2021
Our office will be closed during the week of December 20th, as well as on…
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Federal government must take immediate action to protect migrant workers from COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are making sure Members of Parliament hear from workers, as they get down…
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Canada’s unions welcome federal legislation on paid sick leave and protecting health care workers

November 26, 2021
Bruske: we will keep fighting until every worker in Canada has access to paid sick…
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New worker lockdown benefit fails to benefit workers

November 25, 2021
Liberals miss the mark with new legislation, more needed to help Canadians Canada’s unions are…
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Canada’s unions call on federal government to ratify and implement C-190

November 24, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by…
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Parliament must get to work on a recovery that makes life more affordable for workers and their families

November 22, 2021
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions are calling on all parties in our new minority parliament to…
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Canada’s unions urge federal government to end conversion therapy

November 19, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking November 20 – the Transgender Day of Remembrance – by renewing…
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President Bea Bruske available to speak about Canada’s unions’ priorities for new Parliament

November 19, 2021
With Parliament set to return – amidst rising inflation, stretching family budgets and an uneven…
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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 bring down costs of housing, child care, and medicines

November 16, 2021
OTTAWA – With working people seeing their wages fall behind inflation, and everyday essentially getting more and…
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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 & call on Premier Higgs to bargain in good faith

November 9, 2021
OTTAWA – Instead of lockouts, back-to-work laws and intimidation tactics, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs…
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Government must put the brakes on Bay St. and prevent windfall pandemic payouts

November 3, 2021
OTTAWA – An upcoming announcement from Canada’s banking regulator has the financial sector salivating at…
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Workers cannot trust Doug Ford to be a friend

November 2, 2021
Doug Ford has put his corporate buddies ahead of workers every time. Now, he’ll say…
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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 recovery

October 26, 2021
OTTAWA—Bea Bruske released the following statement about the new federal cabinet: “With women so disproportionately…
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New Cabinet’s top priority must be strengthening Canada’s care economy

October 25, 2021
This week, the world will mark the Global Day of Action for Care. COVID-19 has…
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Canadian Labour Congress’ President Bea Bruske available to speak about emergency benefits

October 21, 2021
OTTAWA – President Bea Bruske is available to speak to media today on the urgent…
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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 seniors

October 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the UN Day for Older Persons by highlighting the need for…
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Statement by Bea Bruske

October 1, 2021
Earlier today, following a National Truth and Reconciliation Day event hosted by the Canadian Labour…
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Canada’s unions call on new federal government to prioritize reconciliation ahead of first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by strengthening our…
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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 risk

September 16, 2021
With the pandemic pushing provinces to the brink, a federal Conservative government would put Canada’s…
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Conservative O’Toole would mean low-wage recovery that leaves workers behind

September 15, 2021
Service workers see average wages rise paltry 59 cents during the pandemic, less than a…
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CLC President Bea Bruske: Vote to make sure working moms aren’t left behind

September 14, 2021
Bruske joins group of prominent women demanding all parties make affordable, accessible child care for all…
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Child care is on the ballot this election

September 14, 2021
On today’s National Day of Action for affordable quality, accessible, inclusive child care for all,…
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solidarity Pledge

May 1, 2021
This campaign is expired, but you can still sign up on our homepage for updates…
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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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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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