Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

October 07, 2009 09:30 ET

Media Advisory: CLC to Appear at Commons Committee on Employment Insurance Bill C-50

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2009) - CLC President Ken Georgetti will appear before a House of Commons committee on Thursday, October 8 to comment on Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act.

The CLC supports Bill C-50 because it will provide extra EI benefits to a group of workers and their communities, but the legislation will help only one in seven unemployed who have exhausted or are about to exhaust their EI benefits. The CLC will continue to fight for more comprehensive EI reform that will help all unemployed workers.

WHO: Ken Georgetti, CLC President

WHAT: Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social
Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 237-C, Centre Block, House of Commons

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

  • Canadian Labour Congress
    Dennis Gruending
    613-878-6040 (cell.)