UFCW Canada

UFCW Canada

March 22, 2005 11:00 ET

UFCW Canada Media Advisory-Canada's Hidden Human Rights Deficit: Freedom Of Association


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MARCH 22, 2005 - 11:00 ET

UFCW Canada Media Advisory-Canada's Hidden Human
Rights Deficit: Freedom Of Association

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2005) -

Extensive new study documents serious erosion of human rights.
Unions launch campaign to fight Wal-Mart and reform Canada's labour laws.

WHAT: The basic human right to freedom of association has been abused
and eroded by Canadian governments at all levels over the past two
decades, says an extensive new study by two of Canada's largest unions.
Abuses are also rampant among private sector employers like Wal-Mart.

In releasing the study, the unions will announce a national campaign to
restore the right to freedom of association. The campaign will include a
national lobbying effort to persuade legislators that the time has come
to change direction and make progressive labour law reform a top
priority.



WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2005
1:30 p.m. start

WHERE: 130-S, Centre Block
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, ON

WHO: James Clancy
National President
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Michael J. Fraser
National Director
United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW Canada)

Ken Georgetti
President
Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)



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