Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 28, 2013 11:29 ET

Media Advisory: Barb Byers at Labour Day Event in Regina

CLC Executive Vice-President available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - Barb Byers, Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President, will attend a Labour Day celebration in Regina on Monday, September 2. The event is sponsored by the Regina and District Labour Council. Byers will be in Saskatchewan as of Friday, August 30 and will be available throughout for comments to the media.

Canadian workers have celebrated their achievements on this day since it was declared a national holiday in 1894. The focus this year is on how unions stand up for fairness on behalf of their members and all Canadians. CLC researchers have found that on average unionized workers in Saskatchewan earn $5.32 an hour more than do non-union employees.

Byers says that many of the things first won by unions are enjoyed by all workers today, including fair wages, overtime pay, pensions, workplace safety standards, parental leave, vacation pay and protection from discrimination and harassment.

WHO: Barb Byers
Executive Vice-President, CLC
WHAT: Labour Day Barbeque
WHEN & WHERE: Monday, September 2
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wascana Park
West and East Lawns Legislative Building

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. Web site: Follow us on Twitter @CanadianLabour

Contact Information

  • Barbara Byers
    Cell: 613-863-8522

    Dennis Gruending, CLC Communications
    Cell-text: 613-878-6040