Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 31, 2010 11:48 ET

Media Advisory: Hassan Yussuff to Speak at Labour Day Picnic in Charlottetown

CLC Secretary-treasurer available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2010) - Hassan Yussuff, CLC Secretary-treasurer, will speak to workers and their families at a Labour Day event in Charlottetown on Monday, September 6th. The picnic is sponsored by the Prince Edward Island Federation of Labour. 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. This year the focus is on retirement security. The labour movement, along with retiree and community groups, has been calling for improvements to the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans because most Canadians are not able to save enough to live in dignity in retirement. The country's finance ministers now agree that the best way to help Canadians save more for retirement is through the CPP. Working people have to keep the pressure on politicians to get the job done.

WHO: Hassan Yussuff
  Secretary-Treasurer, CLC
   
WHAT: Labour Day Picnic
   
WHEN: Monday, September 6, 2010
  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   
WHERE: Victoria Park
  Charlottetown

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: www.canadianlabour.ca

Contact Information

  • CLC Communications (prior to September 6)
    Dennis Gruending
    613-526-7431
    Cell: 613-878-6040
    or
    CLC Atlantic region (on September 6)
    Sebastien Bezeau
    Cell: 506-871-8496