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Canadian Labour Congress wants more ambitious climate goals from Ottawa

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada’s largest labour organization passed two resolutions Monday vowing to address climate change, a just transition to clean energy and green industrial policy in a way that’s fair for workers.

Both resolutions appeared on the affordability agenda at the Canadian Labour Congress’ 2023 constitutional convention in Montreal. The first pledges to tackle the climate crisis while ensuring workers aren’t left behind in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The second deals with industrial policy, including expanding clean energy and creating good union jobs in the process.

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Union Fears Robots Will Kill Jobs in Controversial Port Expansion

By  Zak Vescera, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The B.C. dockworkers’ union wants the federal government to block the $3.5-billion Roberts Bank container port project to protect members’ jobs.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union says the port expansion will introduce technology and automation and set the stage for job losses at other West Coast ports.

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