Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

September 17, 2007 09:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisoy/CLC: Solidarity on Pensions that Make Sense Barbara Byers to Join MTS Allstream Workers Rally to Protect their Pensions

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Barbara Byers, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress will be in Winnipeg on Monday, September 17, 2007 to participate in a rally called by the workers at MTS Allstream to protect their pension plan. Management at MTS Allstream want to erase the economic security and the dignity that workers can expect from their defined benefits plan in favour of a more precarious and expensive defined contribution model.

"The company is getting bad advice," says Byers. "MTS Allstream is putting its employees retirement prospects in jeopardy to chase apparent short savings. Experience elsewhere has shown that this strategy only leads to higher expenses, litigations and difficulty hiring and retaining employees."

WHO: Barbara Byers, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour

WHAT: Rally to protect pensions at MTS Allstream

WHEN: Monday, September 17, 2007
noon to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: In the parking lot across from the Hampton Inn, Main Street
between Portage and York, Winnipeg

The Canadian Labour Congress will hold a national conference on pensions and workers in Ottawa, November 1-3. The conference theme is: "Move Forward Together, or Fend for Yourself? The Future of Canadian Pensions."

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 136 district labour councils. Web site:

Contact Information

    Canadian Labour Congress
    John Doyle
    204-953-2562 or 204-782-8465
    Canadian Labour Congress
    Jean Wolff
    613-526-7431 and 613-878-6040