Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 29, 2014 12:44 ET

Media Advisory: Barb Byers Available to Media at Labour Day Picnic in Burnaby

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2014) - Barb Byers, recently elected the new Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be in Burnaby on Monday, September 1, for a Labour Day picnic at Swangard Stadium sponsored by the Vancouver and District Labour Council, the New Westminster and District Labour Council, and the BC Federation of Labour.

She will not - repeat NOT - be performing with the rock group Trooper, who have been booked for the afternoon's entertainment. But she will "Raise a Little Hell" and be available to media to talk about the advantages of having a union at work.

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 how that benefits all Canadians. CLC researchers have found that on average unionized workers in the Vancouver region earn $4.98 an hour more than non-union employees, a difference that puts an extra $56.2 million into the local economy every week!

WHO: Barb Byers, Secretary-Treasurer, CLC
WHAT: Labour Day Picnic
WHEN & WHERE: Monday, September 1, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Swangard Stadium
Kingsway & Boundary Rd (Patterson Skytrain)

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

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