Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

May 08, 2014 16:15 ET

Hassan Yussuff Elected as New CLC President Today at Largest Ever Convention

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 8, 2014) - Delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress convention in Montreal have elected Hassan Yussuff as President in a contested election today.

Yussuff defeated incumbent Ken Georgetti, who has been CLC President since 1999.

Hassan Yussuff was first elected CLC Secretary-Treasurer in 2002, after serving as an Executive Vice-President since 1999. Previously he was national human rights director of the Canadian Auto Workers union - now UNIFOR.

Delegates will also elect a Secretary-Treasurer and two Executive Vice-Presidents later today.

The Convention ends Friday at noon.

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 111 district labour councils.

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Contact Information

  • Dennis Gruending
    CLC Communications
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    Cell-text: 613-878-6040
    dgruending@clc-ctc