|Georgetti re-elected as CLC President|
|June 20, 2005
Ken Georgetti was re-elected president of the Canadian Labour Congress at its convention held June 13 to 16 in Montréal. This
is Georgetti’s third term as head of Canada's largest labour organization.
Also re-elected, by acclamation, were Secretary-treasurer Hassan Yussuff, and executive vice-presidents Barbara Byers and
Marie Clarke Walker.
Georgetti ran on his record of getting results and with call for a new culture of political action focused on the issues that matter to
working people, their families, their unions and their communities. Crediting the delegates for the recent successes of the labour
movement, he noted that Canadian Labour Congress enjoys new respect as the voice of Canada's workers in Ottawa.
"Success is no accident. If politicians from one end of the country to the other are hearing more and more about working
people's agenda for a change, that's to your credit," Georgetti told the delegates.
Delegates to the convention also called on the federal government to immediately pass its law to recognize equal marriage - Unions
want Equal Marriage law passed now
The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents over 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.
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.
Source: Canadian Labour Congress