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September 02, 2016

BACKGROUND: The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is the largest labour body in Canada. This umbrella organisation brings together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent 3.3 million Canadian workers for more than 50 years. The Canadian Labour Congress advocates politically for policies and programs that improve the lives of all workers, such as the creation of better and more secure…

July 22, 2015
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Background: OPSEU is one of Canada’s largest unions, representing 130,000 of Ontario’s government employees. The job base supported by the union is as diverse as its membership, with employees from numerous industrial sectors: healthcare, education, government, and retail.

The Work: Unions are often at the forefront of social activism and change in our society and OPSEU is a leader in this movement.

This past year, OPSEU extended its community outreach through its first…

June 25, 2015
Background: This award-winning series features stories on members of some of Canada’s largest unions.
These first person narratives of current members articulate the benefits of working in unionised workplaces. Members covers issues ranging from job security to family benefits, work safety to community activism.
Through participation in their unions, Canadian workers are able to foster safer and more productive work environments. Participating unions include: British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU),…

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