Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 28, 2013 11:36 ET

Media Advisory: Hassan Yussuff at Labour Day Event in Toronto

CLC Secretary-Treasurer available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - Hassan Yussuff, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress, will attend a Labour Day parade in Toronto on Monday, September 2. The event is sponsored by the Toronto and York District Labour Council. Yussuff will be available for comments to the media.

Canadian workers have celebrated their achievements on this day since it was declared a national holiday in 1894. The focus this year is on how unions stand up for fairness on behalf of their members and all Canadians. CLC researchers have found that on average unionized workers in Toronto earn $4.36 an hour more than do non-union employees. In Ontario, the differential is $6.11 an hour.

Yussuff says that many of the things first won by unions are enjoyed by all workers today, including fair wages, overtime pay, pensions, workplace safety standards, parental leave, vacation pay and protection from discrimination and harassment.

WHO: Hassan Yussuff
Secretary-Treasurer, CLC
WHAT: Toronto Labour Day Parade
WHEN & WHERE: 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 2
Parade leaves Queen's Park and University

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 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: www.canadianlabour.ca Follow us on Twitter @CanadianLabour

Contact Information

  • Hassan Yussuff
    CLC
    Cell: 613-851-7881

    Dennis Gruending
    CLC Communications
    613-526-7431
    Cell-text: 613-878-6040
    dgruending@clc-ctc.ca