Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 13, 2005 12:00 ET

Thursday Highlights : Canadian Labour Congress Convention

Unions make a difference in people's lives Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MONTRÉAL--(CCNMatthews - June 13, 2005) - The 24th Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress continues Thursday at the Palais des congrès in Montreal. Over 2500 delegates from unions, federations of labour and labour councils from every part of Canada gather for another day with numerous observers and guests from the labour movement around the world.

Highlights from today's proceedings include:

10:30 a.m.
Speech: John Sweeney,
President, AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labour & Congress of Industrial Organizations)

12:00 p.m.
Report on current strikes and lockouts

2:00 p.m.
Speech: Mamounata Cissé,
ICFTU (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions)

MEDIA The media room is located on the 500 level of the Palais des congrès in room 518C, at which bona fide media can register for credentials.

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 district 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.

Contacts:
Jean Wolff, 613-526-7431 and 613-878-6040
Jeff Atkinson, 613-526-7425 and 613-863-1413
communications@clc-ctc.ca /For further information: JEAN WOLFF 613 878-6040/ IN: ECONOMY, FINANCE, LABOUR, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Jeff Atkinson, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-526-7425
    Secondary Phone: 613-863-1413
    E-mail: communications@clc-ctc.ca