Together FAIRNESS WORKS (Victoria)

Canada (North America)

The Canadian Labour Congress’ International Department has produced a summary of Canadian activities for the October 7, World Day for Decent Work, organized by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).


This year, Decent Work activities took place in many cities across the country. The CLC’s activities and its “together FAIRNESS WORKS” initiative are reported along with those of its affiliates:

• Quebec Federation of Labour (QFL)
• Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM)
• Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
• National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
• Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
• United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
• Unifor

Additional activities are reported in relation to a number of CLC concerns:

• Justice for Workers ― Climate Justice
• Solidarity with Bangladeshi and Colombian Workers
• African Partnership on HIV/AIDS
• EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Decent Work: a term adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and embraced by Global Unions, employers and governments to unify and strengthen the respect of four strategic objectives:
1) Creating jobs;
2) Guaranteeing rights at work;
3) Extending social protection; and
4) Promoting social dialogue.

The ITUC now coordinates trade union actions throughout the world to highlight Decent Work and these can be examined along with those by Canadian trade unions at


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