Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 30, 2007 14:00 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Labour Congress Wants Alberta's Workers to "Turn Up the Volume" and be Heard

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2007) - Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to the media in Edmonton on Labour Day to talk about Alberta's upcoming municipal elections and why working people need to make sure they vote for candidates they know will put the needs of working families first.

She will also talk about the ongoing loss of the country's best jobs - over 300,000 manufacturing jobs in the last five years, half of them over the last twelve months - and why working people must call their MPs to demand immediate government action to reverse the trend.

In Edmonton, Byers will participate in the BBQ for the unemployed and underemployed, organized by the Edmonton and District Labour Council at Giovanni Caboto Park.



When: Monday, September 3, 2007
from11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Giovanni Caboto Park, 95 St. NW and 108A Ave. NW

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 provincial and territorial federations of labour and 136 district labour councils. Web site: www.canadianlabour.ca

Contact Information

  • EDMONTON
    Canadian Labour Congress
    Les Steel
    780-405-2756
    or
    OTTAWA
    Canadian Labour Congress
    Jeff Atkinson
    613-863-1413