Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

March 04, 2009 12:41 ET

Media Advisory: Barbara Byers Presents on Employment Insurance

CLC Leader will tell House Committee that EI fails women

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - The Employment Insurance system is failing Canadian women and it has to be fixed. Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will deliver that message on Thursday, March 5 to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. Six out of 10 unemployed women can't get EI benefits, and Byers says that unless EI eligibility requirements are changed, women and other vulnerable workers will bear the brunt of economic hard times with no safety net.

Byers will be available for interviews prior to and following her appearance at the committee.

WHAT: House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5, 2009

WHERE: Room 209 West Block

WHO: Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 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:

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