Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

September 01, 2011 10:21 ET

Media Advisory: Ken Georgetti to Speak at Labour Day Picnic in Halifax

CLC president available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2011) - Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, will speak to workers and their families at a Labour Day event in Halifax on Monday, September 5th. The picnic and rally is sponsored by the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council (http://HalifaxLabour.ca) and the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (http://nsfl.ns.ca). Georgetti will be available for comments to the media.

Canadian workers have celebrated their achievements each year on Labour Day since it was declared a national holiday in 1894. This year the focus is on demanding the changes – in salaries, working conditions and pensions – that are needed to improve the lives of our children and grandchildren.

WHO: Ken Georgetti
President, CLC
WHAT: Labour Day march, rally, community BBQ and picnic
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, September 5, 2011
WHERE: March gathers at 10:30 a.m., Victoria Park (Corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia). March departs at 11:00 a.m. from Victoria Park to South Commons. Rally and Speeches commence at 12 Noon at South Commons Triangle. Free community BBQ picnic and outdoor music concert following speeches. More information: http://halifaxlabour.ca/

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 Twitter: @CanadianLabour

Contact Information

  • Dennis Gruending, CLC Communications
    (prior to September 5)
    613-526-7431
    Cell and text: 613-878-6040
    dgruending@clc-ctc.ca

    Tony Tracy, CLC Atlantic Regional Representative
    (on September 5)
    Cell and text: 902-223-9489
    ttracy@clc-ctc.ca