SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

September 02, 2007 10:27 ET

SEIU Canada: Hope Amid Labour Day Weekend Job Losses

One Union's Quest to Improve Working Peoples' Lives

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sep. 2, 2007) - The Service Employees International Union Canada (SEIU Canada) is celebrating the Labour Day weekend by celebrating the commitment and activism of SEIU members. Locals have been working hard all year to promote and sustain good jobs in Canada.

"Hard-working Canadians want good jobs with good wages and benefits to raise their families because the true strength of the country rests on the quality of life of its workers," says Sharleen Stewart, Canadian International Vice-President of SEIU.

How is SEIU fighting to help Canadians from sinking into the growing sea of despair and debt? "By building capacity at the Local level," Sharleen answers. "Our members are our strength, they have good jobs, they are the union and they are empowered through being active" she continues.

What defines a good job? SEIU Canada will be placing a series of poll questions on our website www.seiu.ca on the issue of good jobs, starting September 4, 2007. Take the quiz, find out if your job is a good job and what you can do about it, if it's not.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest and fastest growing union in North America, with 98,000 workers in Canada and 1.8 million workers worldwide.

Contact Information

  • SEIU Canada
    Sharleen Stewart
    International Canadian Vice-President
    (416) 209-7741
    or
    SEIU Canada
    Christine Miller
    National Representative-Communications
    416-576-5041