Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 27, 2006 16:15 ET

Media Advisory/Canadian Labour Congress: Ken Georgetti in Vancouver Tuesday for Two Events

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 27, 2006) - Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress will address the 50th Convention of the British Columbia Federation of Labour, at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

Georgetti, who was president of the BC Fed for 14 years before taking the reigns of the national labour movement, will congratulate the BC Federation of Labour for 50 years of making a difference in the lives of BC working families. He will also report on Canadian labour's priorities on the federal scene.

"Last Thursday, the federal finance minister told Canadians our economy is doing extremely well. Why then are there more people working for poverty wages? Why then do 27% of Canadians hold precarious jobs? Juggling short-term, part-time or self-employed work to make ends meet," Georgetti will be asking at the Convention.

At noon, Georgetti will join the president of the BC Teachers' Federation, Jinny Sims, at a news conference for an important announcement concerning violations of collective bargaining rights.

Media are invited to join them at Salon B at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, at noon, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28.

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 135 district labour councils. Web site:

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