Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 28, 2013 11:32 ET

Media Advisory: Marie Clarke Walker at Labour Day Event in Brantford

CLC Executive Vice-President available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - Marie Clarke Walker, CLC Executive Vice-President, will attend a Labour Day parade and picnic in Brantford on Monday, September 2. The event is sponsored by the Brantford and District Labour Council. Clarke Walker 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. 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 Brantford earn $6.73 an hour more than do non-union employees. In Ontario, the differential is $6.11 an hour.

Clarke Walker 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: Marie Clarke Walker
Executive Vice-President, CLC
WHAT: Labour Day parade and picnic
WHEN: Monday, September 3
Parade: 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Picnic: 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Parade begins: 1100 Clarence Street South
Picnic: Earl Haig Park (End point of parade)

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 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: Follow us on Twitter @CanadianLabour

Contact Information

  • Federico Carvajal
    CLC Ontario region
    Cell: 416-906-0205

    Dennis Gruending
    CLC Communications
    Cell-text: 613-878-6040