Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 31, 2010 11:01 ET

Media Advisory: Ken Georgetti to Attend Labour Day Parade in Toronto

CLC President will be available to media for comments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2010) - Ken Georgetti, CLC President, will will attend a Labour Day parade in Toronto on Monday, September 6th. The event is sponsored by the Toronto and York District Labour Council. Georgetti 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: Ken Georgetti
  President, Canadian Labour Congress
   
WHAT: Labour Day Parade
   
WHEN: Monday, September 6, 2010
  09:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   
WHERE: Toronto
  Meet at University Ave. & Queen Street W.
  Parade ends at Dufferin Gates
  Canadian National Exhibition

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

  • Dennis Gruending, CLC Communications (prior to September 6)
    613-526-7431
    Cell: 613-878-6040
    or
    Michael MacIsaac, CLC, (on September 6)
    Cell: 613-796-4705