VANCOUVER, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Nearly 800 delegates, stewards, staff,
and international dignitaries, as well as a number of guests, have
gathered at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Vancouver as the Christian
Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) begins its three-day National
Convention and Stewards Conference.
Keynote speakers at the event include Canucks legend Trevor Linden and
four-time World Champion and Olympic gold medallist Adam Kreek.
Over 500 CLAC stewards from across the country working in many sectors
of the economy will take part in a number of educational seminars aimed
at helping them in their role representing the union.
This year's event celebrates CLAC's sixtieth anniversary. The union was
officially established on February 20, 1952. By 1962, CLAC had just
over 1,000 members, and since then membership has more than doubled
At a time when most other unions are declining and merging, CLAC is one
of the fastest growing private-sector unions in Canada. More and more
Canadians are attracted to CLAC's cooperative, partnership model of
labour relations, which provides a common sense alternative to both
anti-union advocates and hardline unionists.
CLAC is an independent Canadian labour union representing over 50,000
workers in a wide range of sectors―construction, health care, retail,
service, transportation, manufacturing, and others. Based on principles
that promote the values of respect, dignity, fairness, and integrity,
CLAC's approach to labour relations stresses membership advocacy,
cooperation, and the long term interests of the workplace community.
For further information:
Alex Pannu at 1-800-331-2522.