Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 13, 2008 11:16 ET

Media Advisory: Georgetti in Washington for G-20 Meetings

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2008) - Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will be available to the media in and from Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 14 immediately preceding the G-20 economic summit. Georgetti will participate along in meetings with senior members of President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, and in separate meetings with top representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

"We represent the fears, hopes and aspirations of millions of workers whose jobs and pensions have been shredded by the financial and economic crisis," Georgetti says. "We will be in Washington to press our own ideas for real change and we expect that the world's political leaders will heed the voice of labour."

WHO: Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress

WHAT: Meetings accompanying G-20 economic summit

WHEN: During the day on Friday, November 14, 2008


WHERE: 815-16th Street N.W., Washington D.C.

Georgetti also says: "The G-20 has to come up with a new game plan, a return to a world in which finance serves the real economy, and where we invest in a sustainable real economy to boost the living standards of working people in all countries. I don't expect that these leaders will solve the problems of the world in a single day, but I do hope that they, our Prime Minister included, see the need for a real change of direction in the troubled days ahead."

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

    Dennis Gruending, 613-526-7431
    Jeff Atkinson, 613-863-1413
    Stephen Benedict, 613-864-3311