Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

September 02, 2005 11:16 ET

Canadian Labour's Barbara Byers in Grand Falls-Windsor on Labour Day

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 2, 2005) - Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the three-million-member Canadian Labour Congress, will celebrate Labour Day this year with workers in Grand Falls-Windsor, the birthplace of the labour movement in Newfoundland and Labrador. Byers is the keynote speaker following the Labour Day parade, which is also part of the community's centennial celebrations.

Event: Labour Day Parade

Date: Monday, September 5, 2005

Time: 10:00 a.m (parade) 11:30 (speech)

Place: Starting on Main Street (Riff's) and ending on High Street at
the Town Hall

Labour Day affords the Canadian Labour Congress leadership the opportunity to provide an insight into the 'state of the labour movement'. Byers will touch on current issues confronting working families, new efforts by labour to reach out to currently unorganized workers and put the priorities of working citizens at the top of the national agenda.

Byers will be available for individual media interviews before and after her remarks. Prior arrangements may be made with a phone call to the contacts listed below.

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

OTTAWA - Jean Wolff, 613-878-6040 (cell)
GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR - Mary Shortall, 709-685-8105 (cell)
or at the Mt. Peyton Hotel 709-489-2251. /For further information: Jean Wolff, 613-526-7431 and 613-878-6040/ IN: ECONOMY, FINANCE, LABOUR, POLITICS, SOCIAL

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