Remembrance Day 2022

Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to recall all [...]

Labour Day 2022

The origins of Labour Day can be traced back to April 14, 1872, when a parade was staged in Toronto to support the Typographical Union’s strike for a nine hour workday. After members of the […]

Canada Day 2022

During this difficult time, the Confederation of Canadian Unions wants to wish all its members and workers throughout the country a safe and happy Canada Day. Working together, we’re going to get [...]

2SLGBTQ* Pride Month

June is 2SLGBTQ* Pride Month, and the CCU has created two new postcards that you can print or share online. The Confederation of Canadian Unions supports the rights of the 2SLGBTQ* community in [...]

International Workers’ Day

International Workers Day, held every year on May 1, is a celebration of workers’ rights, social justice, equity and democracy. Founded by socialists in the late 19th century, the date was chosen [...]

Day of Mourning

In 1990, Parliament passed the Workers Mourning Day Act to recognize April 28th as the day to remember workers killed or injured on the job. Over 1,000 Canadians lose their lives at work every [...]

Earth Day

Earth Day was celebrated for the first time, in the United States, on April 22, 1970. Today, more than a billion people in 193 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year. Over [...]