Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 31, 2009 09:14 ET

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

CLC President will be available to media for comments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2009) - Ken Georgetti, CLC President, will speak to workers and their families at a Labour Day picnic in Victoria, B.C. on Monday, September 7th. He will also be available for comments to the media. The picnic is sponsored by the Victoria Labour Council.

Canadian workers have celebrated their achievements on this day since it was declared a national holiday in 1894, but given the economic crisis and continuing high levels of unemployment this year there is cause for concern. More than 1.5 million workers have lost their jobs and millions more have watched their pensions evaporate. The CLC is fighting for reforms to EI and for measures to protect and improve pensions. Unions can and do make a difference in peoples' lives.

WHO: Ken Georgetti, President, CLC

WHAT: Labour Day Picnic

WHEN: Monday, September 7, 2009
12:30 p.m. (Georgetti's speech)
Picnic occurs 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Irving Park, Victoria, B.C.
(corner of Menzies and Michigan)

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:

Contact Information

  • CLC Communications
    Dennis Gruending
    Cell: 613-878-6040
    (prior to September 7)
    CLC Pacific region
    Iris Taylor
    (on September 7)