The Alberta Government of Jason Kenney has indicated its intention to explore withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Canada’s unions oppose this step and call on the Government of Alberta to abandon this ill-considered decision. (more…)
CLC Canadian Council Statement on the Government of Ontario’s Decision to Invoke the Notwithstanding Clause
The Canadian Labour Congress and its affiliates join the Ontario Federation of Labour in roundly and unanimously condemning the Ford government’s decision to nullify an Ontario court judgment which found key parts of Bill 254 unconstitutional. Doug Ford’s self-serving and dangerous step not only tramples the Charter rights of Ontarians; it will embolden right-wing governments across Canada to similarly silence critics. (more…)
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) has compiled seven (7) themes that outline solutions for a worker-centred Economic recovery plan, that will address the province’s fiscal challenges, and set our province on the road to economic recovery and towards a strong economy.
We ask the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL) to focus its energies on building and sustaining a strong economy that benefits all of us; to invest in a more equal and fair economy; one that is rich in decent, fair and safe jobs for all; that invests in a strong public sector and quality public services, that supports local businesses, and our communities, and respects our environment. You can download our document here.
St. John’s, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) says EngageNL’s questionnaire on the Big Reset pushes respondents to support the PERT Report, and calls it a fake consultation. NLFL President Mary Shortall believes that whoever designed the public questionnaire has an agenda, and rather than seeking honest feedback and input on the recommendations of the Report, the agenda pushes respondents to support PERT’s recommendations.
“We asked our members to complete the online questionnaire,” says Shortall. “Within hours of doing so, they told us it was a bogus exercise that did not allow for dissenting views. We expected public engagement to be transparent and allow for meaningful engagement. Our analysis supports their feedback.”