What Makes Us Different?

Our approach is truly modern

We believe in cooperation, not confrontation. We work to make your workplace a better place—so that you and your co-workers can grow both as a workplace community and as individuals.

It's why we seek to balance individual and collective interests when we negotiate. It’s why we only strike as a last resort. It's why we don't tell our members where to work, or our signatory employers who they can hire. It's why we don’t force anyone to join us, or fine them when they leave. It's why we use your dues money to represent and support you, not politicians or political parties.

Why Choose CLAC?

Our view of work and labour relations is based on respect, dignity, and fairness for everyone in the workplace. Every one of us is unique, with different ideas and goals. The best workplace is one in which we work together, treat each other as we would like to be treated, and go out of our way to help others.

We believe that work is more than simply a paycheque and a means to an end. It enriches individual lives and society. It gives us a sense of meaning and fulfilment, and the opportunity to take pride in a job well done—no matter what the job is.

At the same time, there's more to your life than work. You belong to many groups—your family, a sports team, a religious group, a gardening club, a political party, a union, and more. Each one is important and plays a role in your life.

We work to improve your workplace so that you can enjoy your life both at work and outside of work. We bring individuals together to create a strong voice in the workplace, while still respecting their individuality. We believe in working together to make everyone's life better.

To learn more about what makes us different, read Our Heritage

Our Commitments

We build positive workplaces

We bring workers together to create a strong voice in the workplace, and help you achieve a better work life. Our approach is constructive, not confrontational. We talk; we don’t shout. Most importantly, we get results. And through it all, we help keep you working.

The values of respect, dignity, and fairness underpin how we negotiate on your behalf. We create a positive bargaining climate, seeking win-win outcomes. We get you what you need, without risking what you already have.

We’re champions of you

We have your back. We work hard to ensure you get the benefits and working conditions you need and deserve and protect your rights and safety. We also provide you with opportunities to grow, to expand, and to fulfil your potential.

We make every day great

We know that when people enjoy the work they do, when they feel rewarded and respected, when they want to be at work, then everyone benefits—workers, employers, families, and communities. That’s what we mean by everyday greatness.

Read more about how CLAC has helped workers like you.