Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 14, 2005 08:30 ET

Nigerian Leader to speak to Canadian Labour Congress

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MONTRÉAL--(CCNMatthews - June 14, 2005) - Adams Oshiomhole, President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, will speak to delegates at the Canadian Labour Congress Convention today at the Palais des congrès at 2:30 p.m.

Oshiomhole is the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress and a major figure in Nigerian politics, often regarded as the unofficial leader of the opposition in that country. Oshiomhole has risen to prominence recently as the leader of a campaign of industrial action against high oil prices in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Labour Congress has 29 affiliated unions. In total, they gather around 4 million members, according to their own figures. This makes the NLC one of the largest trade union organisations in Africa.

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 labour councils. Web site: www.canadianlabour.ca

The Convention, which meets every three years, is the supreme governing body of the Canadian Labour Congress, which was founded at its first convention in 1956. IN: ECONOMY, FINANCE, LABOUR, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Jeff Atkinson, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-863-1413
    Secondary Phone: 514-871-5847
    E-mail: communications@clc-ctc.ca