Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

October 10, 2006 15:22 ET

Canadian Labour Congress/Calgary Advisory: Georgetti to Call for Accountable Canadian Corporations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 10, 2006) - Ordinary working Canadians want their governments to get tough on corporate executives and make them more accountable for the investment decisions they make.

Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress will be in Calgary on October 11 to deliver that message to a meeting of senior federal government and industry officials at the National Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Georgetti will also make the case for changes to how Canada Pension Plan money is invested, especially when it comes to companies with consistent poor performance in human rights and environmental standards.

Another issue Georgetti hopes to talk about while in Calgary is the desperate need for the federal government to get serious about the shortage of skilled workers. Recent cuts to adult learning, literacy and skills development projects won't help Alberta employers find the skilled and productive workers they need.

Georgetti will be available to media from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., following his presentation to the National Roundtable at the Delta Bow Valley (209-4th Avenue SE).

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.1 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 135 district labour councils.

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