Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 28, 2013 11:28 ET

Media Advisory: Ken Georgetti to Attend Labour Day Event in Vancouver

CLC President will be available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will attend a Labour Day picnic in Vancouver on Monday, September 2. The event is sponsored by the Vancouver and District Labour Council and the New Westminster and District Labour Council. Georgetti speaks at 12:15p.m. and will be available to comment 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 British Columbia earn $5.12 an hour more than do non-union employees.

Georgetti 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 Ken Georgetti
President, CLC
WHAT Labour Day Picnic
WHEN Monday, September 2, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE Trout Lake, John Hendry Park
3300 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC

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