News

Global union leaders affirm support for Palestinian trade unions and the Palestinian people

June 11, 2024
This week the leaders of seven Global Union Federations (GUFs) and the International Trade Union…
Click to open the link

Yukon Union School August 25-29, 2024

June 6, 2024
Whitehorse, Yukon – The Yukon Federation of Labour is pleased to announce the opening of…
Click to open the link

One step closer to universal pharmacare for Canadians

June 4, 2024
Ottawa, ON – Canada is closer than ever to achieving a universal public drug plan.…
Click to open the link

Pride 2024: No one left behind: Equality, freedom, and justice for all

June 1, 2024
For Pride 2024, Canada’s unions stand firm under the banner of “No One Left Behind:…
Click to open the link

On Injured Workers Day, Canada’s unions say: safe work now!

May 31, 2024
June 1st is Injured Workers Day. Far too many workers continue to be injured on…
Click to open the link

National AccessAbility Week: Income Security Critical to Accessibility

May 29, 2024
Canada’s unions mark National AccessAbility Week by calling on the federal government to support people…
Click to open the link

Unanimous support from MPs for anti-scab legislation – now over to senators

May 28, 2024
Bruske: My message to the Senators is clear: Pass Bill C-58 without further delays. The…
Click to open the link

Have you experienced gender-based violence?

May 22, 2024
What supports did you have? What did you wish you had? Examining gender-based violence (GBV)…
Click to open the link

Reduce interest rates and offer relief to Canadian families – ball is in your court, Governor Macklem

May 21, 2024
OTTAWA – Despite a slowdown in inflation and the Bank of Canada achieving its target…
Click to open the link

20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law 

May 9, 2024
On May 9th, 1992, 26 workers at the Westray mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia…
Click to open the link

Unified labour front: Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union joins Canadian Labour Congress

May 8, 2024
OTTAWA –The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is pleased to announce the official affiliation of the…
Click to open the link

Cut interest rates to provide relief to families

May 2, 2024
OTTAWA––Cutting interest rates to provide relief to workers and families is urgently needed in the…
Click to open the link

NEW POLL: CANADIANS BACK UNIONS TO DELIVER WORKER PROTECTIONS, FAIRER WAGES

May 1, 2024
OTTAWA––New poll reveals most Canadians agree that unions deliver better jobs, fairer working conditions and…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions call for ‘Safe work now!’

April 26, 2024
As workers across the country prepare to mark the National Day of Mourning on April…
Click to open the link

Agreement Reached Supporting Workers in Transition to Health Authority

April 24, 2024
In a landmark development, the Yukon Government, Yukon Hospital Corporation, and unions representing healthcare workers,…
Click to open the link

11 years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, Canada’s unions honour victims and continue demands to improve conditions for workers

April 23, 2024
April 24, 2024, marks 11 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory…
Click to open the link

Earth Day 2024: Canada’s move to net-zero must have workers at its core

April 22, 2024
Canada’s unions were happy to see the Sustainable Jobs Act recently pass third reading in…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions are united: Want our votes? Enhance our rights!

April 18, 2024
OTTAWA – Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske was joined by workers’ representatives from across…
Click to open the link

Touchdown! CFLPA joins Canadian Labour Congress

April 18, 2024
OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) celebrates today’s affiliation of the Canadian Football League…
Click to open the link

Labour reps discuss election strategy and union momentum

April 17, 2024
OTTAWA–– The Canadian Labour Congress will convene representatives of millions of workers from across Canada…
Click to open the link

Bolder action needed to make life more affordable and tackle corporate greed

April 16, 2024
While Canada’s unions welcome tax fairness measures, investments in housing and the new National School…
Click to open the link

Sustainable Jobs Act passes in House of Commons

April 15, 2024
Canada’s unions are celebrating the passage of the Sustainable Jobs Act, Bill C-50, through the…
Click to open the link

Yukon Federation of Labour Extends Gratitude to USW Organizers for Swift Support in Workers’ Unionization Efforts

April 12, 2024
WHITEHORSE, YT – The Yukon Federation of Labour (YFL) expresses sincere appreciation to the United…
Click to open the link

Putting Workers Last in Health Authority Transition

April 11, 2024
For all the emphasis on “Putting People First” with the promise of better healthcare for…
Click to open the link

We are Hiring!

April 5, 2024
Summer Student Job Posting for 2024 Under the Canada Summer Student Job Grants, the Yukon…
Click to open the link

BUDGET 2024 MUST INVEST IN AFFORDABILITY, REJECT AUSTERITY

April 4, 2024
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, is available for comment on what workers…
Click to open the link

Reject corporate gaslighting and deliver help for people in Budget 2024

March 25, 2024
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics We hear…
Click to open the link

Canada must address systemic racism and discrimination in the workforce

March 21, 2024
As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21,…
Click to open the link

Premier Kinew aims to strengthen Manitoba with card check law and anti-scab legislation – now blocked by opposition Tories

March 18, 2024
WINNIPEG – Political games aside, today is a landmark day for workers in Manitoba. Canada’s…
Click to open the link

Day of Mourning perspective on the hazards of fire fighting.

March 18, 2024
The Day of Mourning is an annual reminder of the importance of workplace safety and…
Click to open the link

CLC President Bruske to all levels of government: Show you stand with workers and implement anti-scab legislation now

March 14, 2024
OTTAWA – To protect workers and restore fairness at the bargaining table, we need strong…
Click to open the link

Canada can deliver gender justice for women by improving care

March 8, 2024
Canada’s unions are marking International Women’s Day by calling on the federal government to better…
Click to open the link

The Future of Worker Safety in Yukon

March 7, 2024
Who is the primary customer for WSCB? The YFL would argue that because it’s the…
Click to open the link

Yukon: A Safe Place for Workers?

March 1, 2024
President Teresa Acheson presented to stakeholders of the Workers Safety & Compensation Board (WSCB) and…
Click to open the link

Pink Shirt Day: 2SLGBTQI+ kids should be free to be themselves

February 28, 2024
Canada’s unions are marking Pink Shirt Day 2024 by calling on all governments to support…
Click to open the link

Statement from Bea Bruske: Banning scab labour is about protecting workers’ rights

February 27, 2024
Ottawa – The labour movement gets to celebrate another victory today with the vote on…
Click to open the link

Statement from Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress on the news about NDP/Liberal negotiations on pharmacare:

February 23, 2024
“This is a BIG deal. We are very encouraged by the news that the Liberals…
Click to open the link

Yukon Workers present local labour Issues to the Minister of Labour

February 19, 2024
Teresa Acheson, President of the Yukon Federation of Labour was joined by labour representatives from…
Click to open the link

Yukon Labour Market Trends

February 8, 2024
President Teresa Acheson presented to stakeholders of WSCB and the WSCB Board of Directors on…
Click to open the link

About the Yukon Federation of Labour

February 8, 2024
Unions have been a part of shaping the Yukon much longer than the YFL has…
Click to open the link

Statement by Bea Bruske: Conservatives stand against workers

February 7, 2024
OTTAWA—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: Canadians are witnessing…
Click to open the link

The world won’t wait for Canada to act

February 5, 2024
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, and Chris Severson-Baker, Executive Director of…
Click to open the link

Statement by Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions are calling out Alberta Premier’s attempt to use trans and gender-diverse children, youth and adults to score political points

February 1, 2024
“Premier Smith recently announced sweeping policy proposals that would undermine the inclusion, well-being and safety…
Click to open the link

BHM: Canada’s unions honour the past to help shape the future

February 1, 2024
This Black History Month, Canada’s unions are celebrating the history and legacy of Black community…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions urge MPs to address workers as we head into a new year

January 29, 2024
Bruske: Workers are calling on MPs for relief from the relentless cost-of-living crisis OTTAWA––As MPs…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions mark January 29 with a call to action

January 29, 2024
Canada’s unions demand immediate action from the federal government to put an end to the…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions support Argentinian national strike

January 24, 2024
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), which represents 3 million workers across Canada, together with the…
Click to open the link

While governments talk, patients face endless waits and health workers are burning out

January 18, 2024
OTTAWA – A triple-demic of flu, RSV and COVID has left patients facing some of…
Click to open the link

Workers to MPs: Either stand with us or the rich business lobby

January 17, 2024
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics Conservative leader…
Click to open the link

CLC Executive Committee reiterates its support for ITUC’s call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

January 16, 2024
At its meeting in Ottawa last week, the executive committee of the Canadian Labour Congress…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions mourn the passing of Ed Broadbent

January 11, 2024
Bruske: “Ed made this a better country for its working people. We’ll honour his memory…
Click to open the link

EXTENDED – Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA, 2024

January 3, 2024
Update The Permanent Residence for “Out-of-Status” Construction Workers in the GTA Public Policy will be…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions: Migrant workers in Canada deserve equal rights, protections

December 18, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking International Migrants Day by calling for greater protections and improved conditions…
Click to open the link

Statement from Bea Bruske: Poilievre’s Conservatives blocking priority bills for workers

December 14, 2023
OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement: “Canada’s unions are…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions release roadmap for workers to see a path forward in Canada’s changing economy

December 14, 2023
OTTAWA––The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has partnered with the Pembina Institute to release the second…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome the expansion of Canadian Dental Care Plan

December 11, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome the next phase of the Canadian Dental Care Plan –…
Click to open the link

Statement on the release of the Employment Equity Task Force Report

December 11, 2023
Canada’s unions welcome the release of the report of the Government of Canada’s Employment Equity Act…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions: confronting hate is a shared responsibility

December 10, 2023
This International Human Rights Day, Canada’s unions are calling on governments and individuals to collectively…
Click to open the link

Never Again: Canada’s Unions Mark December 6 with Call to End Gender-Based Violence

December 6, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the 34th anniversary of the attack at École Polytechnique in Montreal…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome the federal government’s new advisory table giving a much-needed voice to workers

December 5, 2023
President Bea Bruske: It is crucial that governments listen to workers—they are the engine of…
Click to open the link

To address the ongoing affordability crisis, Parliamentarians should support Bill C-56 and back unions to counterbalance corporate power

December 5, 2023
By Dr. DT Cochrane, Senior Economist at the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The…
Click to open the link

Workers with disabilities must be included in Canada’s sustainable jobs plan

December 3, 2023
As the global community marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Canada’s unions call on…
Click to open the link

Angelo Tocco – Winner of the 2023 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

December 3, 2023
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—which aims to promote awareness and…
Click to open the link

Canada’s Unions at COP28: Shaping a Sustainable Future for Workers

December 1, 2023
Bruske: Canadian and global leaders must ensure workers are supported in shift to a net-zero…
Click to open the link

Workers mobilize on the Hill to urge MPs to act as families continue to struggle

November 28, 2023
Bruske: Workers are calling on MPs for urgent action on pharmacare and two key pieces…
Click to open the link

Violence and harassment should never be “just part of the job”

November 25, 2023
Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to urgently address third-party violence and harassment…
Click to open the link

Families paying too high a price for tough economic times

November 21, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome progress on housing affordability in the federal Fall Economic Statement…
Click to open the link

Migrant Workers Rights in Yukon

November 21, 2023
A great article published November 6, 2023 by Paige Galette, an Organizer with PSAC, including…
Click to open the link

Stop making those with the least bear the burden of tough economic times

November 20, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
Click to open the link

Trans Equality Now: Canada’s unions call for urgent action

November 20, 2023
Canada’s unions mark Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) by calling on the federal government to…
Click to open the link

Fiscal Update Must Put Workers and Families First

November 15, 2023
Bruske: A balanced approach starts with making profitable corporations pay their fair share so the…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions welcome anti-scab legislation

November 9, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions welcome Labour Minister, Seamus O’Regan’s introduction of Bill C-58, legislation to…
Click to open the link

Quebec public sector strike: François Legault’s government must table acceptable offers

November 6, 2023
MONTREAL – Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with the 420,000 striking Front commun workers and…
Click to open the link

International Day of Care and Support: Care workers deserve care too

October 29, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the first International Day of Care with a call for greater…
Click to open the link

Bank of Canada holds rates steady but more needs to be done for working people

October 25, 2023
Bruske: Workers are at breaking point amidst affordability crisis OTTAWA–Canada’s unions welcome today’s Bank of…
Click to open the link

Former Health Ministers join experts, patients and care providers in calling for universal pharmacare

October 21, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress; Doug Roth, Chief Executive Officer of…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions: Solidarity against government overreach. We must stop these politicians who continuously trample our rights

October 20, 2023
Bruske: Canada’s unions strongly oppose Scott Moe’s use of the notwithstanding clause.  Canada’s unions are…
Click to open the link

CLC Supported International Trade Union Confederation Statement on the Middle East

October 13, 2023
The ITUC calls for an immediate ceasefire by all parties and the return of all…
Click to open the link

Government, workers and businesses must come together to win the low-carbon economic transition

October 11, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in iPolitics  Today Canada…
Click to open the link

Canada’s Unions Launch “A Future That Works” Campaign: Good Jobs for a Sustainable Tomorrow

October 10, 2023
Bruske: Workers have the solutions to create good jobs and tackle climate change. OTTAWA—Canada’s unions…
Click to open the link

World Day for Decent Work: Workers’ contributions should be rewarded appropriately

October 7, 2023
Canada’s unions mark World Day for Decent Work by calling on the governments to invest…
Click to open the link

Hate and intolerance not winning propositions

October 4, 2023
By Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress as published in The Hill Times…
Click to open the link

Hate is a Losing Proposition

October 4, 2023
Bruske: Manitobans choose the NDP’s positive change over Conservative intolerance WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea…
Click to open the link

Truth & Reconciliation Beyond Sept 30

October 2, 2023
Canada’s unions marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on…
Click to open the link

Personal Perspective on Truth & Reconciliation

October 2, 2023
By Teresa Acheson, President of Yukon Federation of Labour I was able to take part…
Click to open the link

Federal government must do more to fulfill its promises on reconciliation

September 30, 2023
Canada’s unions are marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions release sustainable jobs blueprint

September 29, 2023
OTTAWA––The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has partnered with the Pembina Institute to develop a blueprint…
Click to open the link

New Democrats and leader Wab Kinew offering stronger health care and the positive change Manitobans need

September 27, 2023
WINNIPEG – With the health care crisis getting worse and so many families struggling to…
Click to open the link

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gambling with workers’ futures

September 22, 2023
Canada’s unions are voicing strong concerns about Conservative Alberta Premier, Danielle Smith’s playing politics with…
Click to open the link

Statement from Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions reaffirm support for 2SLGBTQI+ community

September 20, 2023
I am alarmed by recent policy decisions from the governments of New Brunswick and Saskatchewan…
Click to open the link

International Equal Pay Day: Canada’s Unions Call for an Integrated, Long-term Care Workforce strategy

September 18, 2023
Whether it’s health care, child care, long-term care, or community and social services, care sectors…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions: Negligent employers on notice with 3-year prison sentence

September 14, 2023
In a direct message to employers who fail to ensure the health and safety of…
Click to open the link

As Parliament returns, people feel the pain from high prices, a slowing economy

September 14, 2023
OTTAWA–Squeezed family budgets, a worsening economy and preparing Canada for the global transition to a…
Click to open the link

Bank of Canada and Governments Must Put Well-Being of Workers and Families First

September 6, 2023
OTTAWA–Canada’s unions welcome today’s Bank of Canada decision not to raise rates further but warned…
Click to open the link

Canada’s Unions Celebrate Labour Day by Lifting Everyone Up

September 5, 2023
OTTAWA – Members of the labour movement gather today in communities across Canada to mark…
Click to open the link

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

September 2, 2023
Bruske: Poilievre loud on rhetoric, but silent on his real agenda OTTAWA––With his lengthy anti-worker…
Click to open the link

Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award

September 1, 2023
Nominations are now open! Every year on December 3, the International Day of Persons with…
Click to open the link

Brace yourself for the great ‘Stefansmear’ campaign of 2023

September 1, 2023
Stefanson hopes to scare you into voting for broken Conservative promises By Bea Bruske, President…
Click to open the link

Workers Eager to Contribute to National Electricity Grid Plan

August 8, 2023
OTTAWA – Canada’s unions applaud the federal government’s release of a vision for a net-zero…
Click to open the link

Statement from Bea Bruske on Alberta’s decision to halt new sustainable energy projects

August 3, 2023
Bruske: Move to suspend approvals on new wind and solar projects is a setback we…
Click to open the link

Emancipation Day: Canada’s unions demand stronger measures to address systemic racism

August 1, 2023
As we mark Emancipation Day on August 1, it’s important that all people in Canada…
Click to open the link

GOVERNMENTS MUST SEARCH FOR INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S REMAINS

July 19, 2023
INDIGENOUS MMIWG2S PEOPLES ARE NOT WORTHLESS WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske, with the support…
Click to open the link

CLC condemns harassment of Hong Kong trade union activists and leaders

July 14, 2023
The Canadian Labour Congress, representing 3 million Canadian workers, condemns the Hong Kong administration for…
Click to open the link

Premiers commit to meeting on health care crisis but the need for urgent action remains

July 12, 2023
WINNIPEG–Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske expressed disappointment that Canada’s premiers didn’t make more progress…
Click to open the link

Another rate hike is bad news for workers and families

July 12, 2023
WINNIPEG–Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske reacted with concern to the Bank of Canada’s decision…
Click to open the link

National, provincial and territorial labour leaders voice strong opposition to back-to-work legislation in ILWU job action against the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCME)

July 11, 2023
In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, labour leaders from across the country reiterated…
Click to open the link

Workers to Premiers: Act Now to Fix Health Care, Create Sustainable Jobs and Make Life More Affordable

July 10, 2023
WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske has written to Canada’s premiers outlining workers’ priorities for…
Click to open the link

Statement by Bea Bruske on the Port of Vancouver Strike

July 6, 2023
Bruske: The most durable deal is the one negotiated at the bargaining table OTTAWA –…
Click to open the link

Workers Looking for Premiers to Act on Health Care, Affordability and Sustainable Jobs

July 6, 2023
WINNIPEG—Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to talk about what…
Click to open the link

Statement from Canadian and Québec labour unions in solidarity with the family and colleagues of Shahidul Islam

June 30, 2023
The Canadian and Québec Labour movement, joining workers around the globe, condemn the brutal murder…
Click to open the link

Canada’s unions congratulate Leo Gerard on Order of Canada appointment

June 30, 2023
Statement from CLC President Bea Bruske on the appointment of USW International President Emeritus, Leo…
Click to open the link

How You Impact Others – The fight is not just for us, but for all workers.

June 2, 2023
YFL President Teresa Acheson recently had the honor of addressing the delegates of the Northern…
Click to open the link

Organizing the Mining Sector must be a Priority

June 1, 2023
The recent closure of the Minto Mine in Yukon was a stark reminder of why…
Click to open the link

We are Hiring!

May 23, 2023
Summer Student Job Posting for 2023 Under the Canada Summer Student Job Grants, the Yukon…
Click to open the link

National Day of Mourning

April 27, 2023
Honour the Dead by Defending the Living By: Yukon Federation of Labour President Teresa Acheson…
Click to open the link

What Does it mean when a Union goes on Strike?

April 27, 2023
Part 3 When the union finally declares they will be going on strike, and you…
Click to open the link

What Does it mean with a Union goes on strike?

April 11, 2023
Part 2 Before the Strike To give you a sense of the process leading to…
Click to open the link

What does it mean when a union goes on strike?

March 13, 2023
Part 1 If you are like me, you may have grown up without unions. It…
Click to open the link

Can Whitehorse Workers Afford to Live Where They Work?

February 28, 2023
Statement issued by YFL President, Teresa Acheson, to Whitehorse City Council at Public Input on…
Click to open the link

Change of Leadership for YFL

January 11, 2023
Yukon Federation of Labour speaks with the Whitehorse Star Click here to read the full…
Click to open the link

Labour Day 2022 Forward Together, This is Our Moment

September 1, 2022
The Yukon Federation of Labour President message To the Food Bank Society of Whitehorse and…
Click to open the link

Member Engagement-Member Action

August 25, 2022
The Yukon Federation of Labour (YFL) is organizing this course. It is a 3-day course…
Click to open the link

“Pope lands in Edmonton to start ‘penitential’ trip aimed at Indigenous reconciliation”

July 25, 2022
Residential school survivors may be triggered by this event. If there is someone you need…
Click to open the link

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2022
National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated to honour the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding…
Click to open the link

Forward Together

August 31, 2021
This Labour Day, Canada’s unions are calling for a strong pandemic recovery that centres workers…
Click to open the link

YWCHSB Annual Workplace Solutions

August 13, 2021
Preventing workplace violence and harassment: It’s up to us. Join Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety…
Click to open the link

National Day of Mourning 2022

April 20, 2021
Please join us to commemorate and remember the lives that have been injured or killed…
Click to open the link

Yukon Territorial Elections Lunch Time Election Webinar

March 23, 2021
Please join us for lunch meeting, on April 1st, 2021 from 11:30 to 12:30, we…
Click to open the link

Vaccines for All : Equal Access to Health for All!

January 28, 2021
Join Yukon Federation of Labour and other organizations who are calling federal and provincial governments…
Click to open the link