Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 18, 2005 06:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY - The People's Business Before Everything Else

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - April 18, 2005) - Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be joined by the leaders of some of Canada's largest unions to convey to all MP's that Canadian working families want action on their priorities.

"Parliament is about serving this country's citizens, " says Georgetti. "We want assurances that a year of national debate and legislative activity on important issues such as a national childcare program, same sex marriage, protection of wages and pensions, pay equity and urban renewal, is not just wasted."

Question: Parliament and Commitment to the Canadian Working Families Priorities

Who: Ken Georgetti, president, Canadian Labour Congress

Basil (Buzz) Hargrove, president, Canadian Auto Workers

Paul Moist, president, Canadian Union of Public Employees

Robert Bouvier, president, Teamsters Canada

Hassan Yussuff, secretary-treasurer, Canadian. Labour Congress

When: 9:00 a.m. - Monday, April 18, 2005

Where: Charles Lynch Room, Room 130-S
Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 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:

Contacts: Jean Wolff, 613-526-7431 and 613-878-6040
Jeff Atkinson, 613-526-7425 and 613-863-1413 /For further information: Jeff Atkinson 613-863-1413/ IN: ECONOMY, FINANCE, LABOUR, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Jean Wolff, Director of Communications, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-878-6040
    Secondary Phone: 613-526-7431