Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

August 31, 2007 15:34 ET

OFL OFFICER TERRY DOWNEY JOINS CHATHAM-KENT LABOUR COUNCIL

LABOUR DAY CELEBRATIONS

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2007) - Ontario Federation of Labour Executive Vice-President, Terry Downey, will join the Chatham-Kent Labour Council, community activists and advocates at the annual family day Labour Day celebrations on September 3, 2007.

The festivities start at 11:30 a.m. at the CAW Hall, 280 Merritt Avenue, Chatham and run until 3:00 p.m.

"Working people and their families help build strong communities," says Downey. "Unions make a difference in the lives of working people."

"The loss of 175,000 manufacturing and resource jobs in Ontario makes it harder and harder for communities to thrive," said Downey. "When working people lose their livelihood - everyone loses."

The Ontario Federation of Labour is campaigning across Ontario to get governments at all levels to wake up to the job loss crisis in the province. (www.jobsworthfightingfor.ca)

cope343 /For further information: Terry Downey
OFL Executive Vice-President
416.578.3230 (cellular)/ IN: LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Dana Boettger, OFL Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-441-2731 ext. 665
    Secondary Phone: 416-443-7665
    Toll-Free: 800-668-9138