Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 18, 2010 13:56 ET

Media Advisory: Georgetti, CLC Host International Trade Union Congress

One thousand delegates in Vancouver from 155 countries

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - The Canadian Labour Congress is the host organization for the Second World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in Vancouver June 21-25. Ken Georgetti, CLC president, will participate in the opening ceremonies on Monday, June 21 and will play an active role in the ITUC's conference deliberations. Georgetti will be readily available for media comment.

The Congress will attract one thousand delegates representing 175 union members from 155 countries and territories. They will discuss resolutions calling for restructuring and reform of the global economy, with an emphasis on continued financial stimulus; the regulation of financial markets; the need for a financial transactions tax; and the meeting of development aid commitments.

Speakers and panelists expected at the Congress include Juan Somavia, director general of the International Labour Organization, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organization, Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of Argentina.

Immediately following the ITUC Congress, a number of labour leaders involved in it will travel to Toronto to participate in labour organized events surrounding the G20 Summit. 

ITUC OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE

Monday, 21 June at 8:30 a.m.

Vancouver Convention Centre – Ballroom A, 1st floor

With: ITUC General Secretary Guy Rider, ITUC President Sharan Burrow, Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti

PROGRAM

A draft program containing a list of featured international guest speakers can be found at:

http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/2CO_E_01_-_Provisional_Programme.pdf

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