Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 31, 2010 11:10 ET

Media Advisory: Marie Clarke Walker to Attend Labour Day Event in Burnaby

CLC Executive Vice-President available for comments to media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2010) - Marie Clarke Walker, CLC Executive Vice-President, will attend a Labour Day picnic in Burnaby on Monday, September 6th. The event is sponsored by the CLC, the B.C. Federation of Labour, the Vancouver and District Labour Council and the New Westminster 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. 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: Marie Clarke Walker
  Executive Vice-President, CLC
   
WHAT: Labour Day Picnic
   
WHEN: Monday, September 6, 2009
  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   
WHERE: Central Park, Burnaby, B.C.

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
    Ron Stipp
    CLC Pacific region, (on September 6)
    Cell: 604-603-4611