Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 16, 2005 16:00 ET

Georgetti re-elected president

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MONTRÉAL--(CCNMatthews - June 16, 2005) - Ken Georgetti was re-elected president today at the Canadian Labour Congress convention in Montréal, winning a third term as head of Canada's largest labour organization.

Also re-elected, by acclamation, today were secretary-treasurer, Hassan Yussuff, and executive vice-presidents Barbara Byers and Marie Clarke Walker.

Georgetti ran on his record of getting results and with call for a new culture of political action focused on the issues that matter to working people, their families, their unions and their communities. Crediting the delegates for the recent successes of the labour movement, he noted that Canadian Labour Congress enjoys new respect as the voice of Canada's workers in Ottawa.

"Success is no accident. If politicians from one end of the country to the other are hearing more and more about working people's agenda for a change, that's to your credit," Georgetti told the delegates.

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents over 3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 district labour councils. Web site:

The Convention, which meets every three years, is the supreme governing body of the Canadian Labour Congress, which was founded at its first convention in 1956.
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Contact Information

  • Jeff Atkinson, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-863-1413
    Secondary Phone: 514-871-5847