Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

May 30, 2005 11:57 ET

Georgetti to introduce new activist agenda

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - May 30, 2005) - Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti will deliver a speech to the Building Trades Council of Canada's annual meeting on Tuesday, May 31st at 1:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, in Ottawa, where he will talk about the Canadian Labour Congress' political action plans for the duration of the current federal parliament.

"We have a historic opportunity as a labour movement, as working people and citizens, to make gains in federal policies during this minority government's rule. This is our biggest opportunity in decades. We're already seeing evidence of how our influence can translate into budget allocations for programs that are crucial to workers, such as child care. This is a critical time to make gains in several other areas too," says Georgetti.

Mr. Georgetti's speech will contain a preview of the themes he will be addressing in more detail in front of 2,500 labour activists at the Canadian Labour Congress' triennial Convention, June 13th in Montreal.

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:

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

Contact Information

  • Jeff Atkinson, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-526-7425
    Secondary Phone: 613-863-1413