Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 25, 2013 16:37 ET

Media Advisory: April 26 Rally Against EI Cuts, Austerity at Calgary Office of Conservative MP Devinder Shory

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 25, 2013) - On Friday, April 26, the Canadian Labour Congress, in conjunction with the Common Causes coalition, is organizing a demonstration at the constituency office of Conservative MP Devinder Shory to draw attention to the disastrous cutbacks made to Employment Insurance by the Harper government.

Similar events will occur at the offices of other Members of Parliament serving on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, which is responsible for reviewing EI issues. These activities will occur in parallel with a major Employment Insurance event organized in downtown Montreal by a coalition in Quebec on April 27.

These events will launch a Week of Action to protest against the harmful changes to EI and the Conservative government's austerity agenda.

WHAT: Rally against EI cuts
WHO: Canadian Labour Congress
Common Causes coalition
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Constituency Office of MP Devinder Shory
2635 - 37th Avenue NW, Suite 140
Calgary, AB T1Y 5Z6

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 130 district labour councils. Website: www.canadianlabour.ca. Follow us on Twitter: @CanadianLabour

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