Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

February 21, 2005 13:56 ET

When workers do well, the country does well" Georgetti says

MEDIA ADVISORY Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 21, 2005) - The senior leadership of the Canadian Labour Congress and of Canada's most important unions and labour federations are in Ottawa, today and tomorrow, to devise strategy on the legislative priorities of working citizens and their families, to meet with Ministers and MPs and to debate current issues in the labour movement.

Says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress: "In the labour movement we believe that when workers do well the country does well. This is why we want to remind all MPs that they make decisions that affect the quality of life of all working citizens. They can protect income, stimulate proper training, secure retirement, provide peace of mind to working parents."

The current issues being discussed are:

• Expectations about the federal budget;
• Employment Insurance and training;
• Child care;
• Job creation;
• Pensions and retirement security;
• Same-sex marriage;
• Wal-Mart;
• Countering privatization in the health care system.

Georgetti and other union leaders will be available to the media, upon request, Tuesday, February 22, between noon and 12:30 p.m.

The leaders of Canada's labour movement meet three times a year as the Executive Council of the Canadian Labour Congress.

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: /For further information: Jeff Atkinson, 613-526-7425 or 613-863-1413/ IN: FINANCE, LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Jean Wolff, Director of Communications Department, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-526-7431
    Secondary Phone: 613-878-6040