Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

March 19, 2007 12:08 ET

Media Advisory-C-257: Labour Leaders to Urge MPs to Vote 'Yes'

Ken Georgetti and Henri Masse on Parliament Hill before the critical vote

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 19, 2007) - On the morning of the critical third reading vote on Bill C-257, the leaders of the largest labour federations in Canada and Quebec will be on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, to meet MPs to remind them that nothing has changed since October, when a majority of 167 approved the bill in second reading.

The president of the Canadian Labour Congress, Ken Georgetti and the president of the FTQ (Quebec Federation of Labour), Henri Masse, urge Members of Parliament to stand on the side of working families and vote 'yes' Wednesday evening to Bill C-257.

The proposed Bill C-257 would make it illegal for employers to hire replacement workers while their own employees are locked out or on strike. In the provincial jurisdiction, such legislation is already in place in British Columbia (since 1993) and Quebec (since 1977).

Who: Ken Georgetti, President, Canadian Labour Congress
Henri Masse, President, FTQ (Quebec Federation of Labour)

Where: 130-S, Charles Lynch Room
Centre Block
Parliament Hill
Ottawa, ON

When: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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 136 district labour councils.

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