Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

October 20, 2005 09:26 ET

Media Advisory: Argentine Feminist and Labour Activist Estela Díaz in Toronto for Labour Development Forum

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2005) - Estela Díaz, long-time feminist, activist and union organizer from Argentina is in Toronto to attend the Canadian Labour Congress' "On the Road to the Peoples' Summit" Labour Development Forum . At the forum, trade unionists from across Canada will discuss policies in preparation for the Third Peoples' Summit of the Americas coming up on November 1-5, in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

The upcoming Third Peoples' Summit of the Americas will be the first such meeting since April 2001 in Quebec City, where labour, community and civil society groups had to meet outside a fenced perimeter.

Who: Estela Díaz, Argentine feminist, National Secretary of Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities of Workers' Central of Argentina (CTA) and Coordinator of the Women's Commission of the Coordination of National Trade Union Centrals of the Southern Cone (CCSCS).

What: "On the Road to the Peoples' Summit" Labour Development Forum - The peoples' alternatives to the moribund negotiations towards a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).

When: Estela Elvira Díaz will be available for media interviews, in Spanish, upon request today Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2005.

Contact: Claire Fishlock, 613-863-8483

Where: Holiday Inn on King, 370 King Street West (at Peter Street), Toronto, Ont.

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:

Contact: Claire Fishlock, 613-863-8483 IN: ECONOMY, FINANCE, LABOUR, POLITICS, SOCIAL

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