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Labour gets its own stamp

As the national voice of the labour movement in Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) represents more than three million unionized workers.

As the national voice of the labour movement in Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) represents more than three million unionized workers. In recognition of this,  Canada Post will issue a single domestic rate (51¢) commemorative stamp April 20 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).


The majority of national and international unions in Canada belong to the Congress, including 12 provincial and territorial federations and 135 district labour councils.


The illustration on the stamp shows two hands holding the globe, with the Americas in view; one hand is masculine, the other feminine; one hand is white, the other black.  Behind the globe, which serves as the logo or symbol of the CLC, is a tapestry showing the many benefits that unionized Canadian workers have received over the past 50 years.


The stamps will be available in panes of 16.  Canadian Bank Note will print a total of 3,000,000 of these stamps, which measure 29 mm x 40 mm.