Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: International Labour Leaders to Meet Prime Minister Harper on June 18th

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - An international delegation of trade union leaders will meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on June18, in advance of the G8/G20 summits to be held in Ontario later in the month. They will press for restructuring and reform of the global economy with an emphasis on continued financial stimulus, the regulation of financial markets, a financial transactions tax, and the meeting of development aid commitments. A number of the leaders, including Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available for comment to the media.

The leaders will then travel to Vancouver to attend the Second World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) on June 21-25. The ITUC is the world's largest trade union body with a membership of 175 million workers in 155 countries. Following the Congress, some of the leaders will return to Toronto to participate in labour and citizen sponsored events related to the G20 Summit.

WHO: Ken Georgetti, President, Canadian Labour Congress and international trade union leaders
   
WHAT: News conference regarding G8/G20 summits and meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
   
WHEN: Friday, June 18, 2010 – 1:00 p.m.
   
WHERE: House of Commons, Centre Block, Room 130-S, Ottawa, ON

The Global Unions statement to the G8/G20 Ontario summits can be found at:  http://www.ituc-csi.org/trade-union-message-to-g20-leaders.html

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils. Website: www.canadianlabour.ca

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