Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 20, 2008 12:00 ET

Media Advisory/Canadian Labour Congress: Rally to Demand Better Child Care for Working Families

Parents react to province's C+ score on national Child Care Report Card

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Working parents and child care workers will gather at a St. John's park on Saturday to demand better from both the federal and provincial government when it comes to providing affordable, quality child care for working families in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The rally coincides with a Family Fun Day & BBQ (media are welcome to stay and bring their families) at the St. John's Shrine Club.

Confirmed speakers include: Sharon Power, general vice-president, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour; Joanne Morris, chair of the Child Care Human Resources Sector Council; and Tracy Rose, a mom and early childhood educator.

WHAT: Child Care Rally | Family Fun Day & BBQ

WHERE: St. John's Shrine Club, 530 Topsail Road
(Use Ferryland St. to enter, off Cowan Rd. behind Burger King)

WHEN: Saturday, June 21, 2008, starting at 1:00 p.m.

Earlier this month, the Canadian Labour Congress released new information for working parents to help them see the progress (or lack thereof) governments are making when it comes to affordable, quality child care.

The full set of report cards is available on the Equality! Once and for All! web site:

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.

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