Media Advisory - International Trade Union Confederation

VANCOUVER, June 21 /CNW/ -

Rally - Now the People -- From the Crisis to Global Justice

    
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 12.30pm
    West Building Terrace,
    just west of the Vancouver Convention Centre (with orca statue)
    1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    What?

        -  Protest rally: "Now the People. From Crisis to Global Justice."
           The path forward from the financial crisis must lead to global
           social justice that benefits all, says global trade union
           movement.

    When?
        -  Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 12.30pm

    Where?
        -  West Building Terrace (with orca statue), just west of the
           Vancouver Convention Centre

    Who?
        -  Rally speakers:
           -  Labour leaders from every region of the world will deliver
              solidarity messages to the rally
        -  Rally participants:
           -  Over 1,200 trade union delegates to the ITUC World Congress.
              Delegates come from around the world, including many developing
              countries;
           -  Local Canadian Labour Congress and B.C Federation of Labour
              affiliates.

    Why is this important?
        -  The rally theme echoes that of the second ITUC World Congress.
           "Now the People From Crisis to Global Justice."
        -  The global labour movement is formulating its demands for the
           restructuring and reform of the global economy after the financial
           crisis, with an emphasis on workers' rights, financial regulation
           and sustainable development.
        -  The global labour movement believes the world is at a tipping
           point between a future that offers decent work, sustainable
           development, and respect of human rights and a darker alternative
           that would plunge millions into poverty, unemployment and
           helplessness.

        -  Political leaders need to hear workers' demands. A number of
           labour leaders involved in the June 2010 ITUC Congress will also
           participate at meetings with G8 and G20 political leaders in
           Ontario immediately following the ITUC Congress.

    For more details, please refer to
        -  Congress website: http://www.ituc-csi.org/+-congress-+.html
    

SOURCE B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union

For further information: For further information: ITUC Press Officer Mathieu Debroux (in Vancouver), tel: + 604 830 7704 or e-mail: Mathieu.debroux@ituc-csi.org

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