Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 31, 2009 09:13 ET

Media Advisory: Barbara Byers to Speak at Labour Day Events in Regina

ClC Executive Vice-President available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2009) - Barbara Byers, Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President, will speak to workers and their families at two Labour Day events in Regina on Monday, September 7th. One of the picnics is sponsored by the Regina and District Labour Council and the other by the Saskatchewan Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council. Byers will also be available for comments to the media.

Canadian workers have celebrated their achievements on this day since it was declared a national holiday in 1894, but given the economic crisis and continuing high levels of unemployment this year there is cause for concern. More than 1.5 million workers have lost their jobs and millions more have watched their pensions evaporate. The CLC is fighting for reforms to EI and for measures to protect and improve pensions. Unions can and do make a difference in peoples' lives.

WHO: Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President, CLC

WHAT: Labour Day Picnic
Regina and District Labour Council

WHEN: Monday, September 7, 2009
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Speeches at 12 noon

WHERE: Candy Cane Park (in Wascana Park)
Regina, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council picnic will occur between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., west of the Queen Elizabeth II flower gardens in the Legislative grounds of Wascana Park.

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:

Contact Information

  • CLC Communications
    Dennis Gruending
    Cell: 613-878-6040
    (prior to September 7)
    CLC Prairie region
    Darla Leard
    (on September 7)