EDMONTON, April 23 /CNW/ - Delegates to the Alberta Federation of Labour
convention will march to the Legislature Friday at noon to demand an end to
provincial cuts to Medicare.
Three hundred delegates will march from the Chateau Lacombe to the
Legislature at noon where they will hold a rally titled Medicare: Forward not
Backward. Addressing the rally will be AFL President Gil McGowan, United
Nurses of Alberta President Heather Smith, Noel Summerville, Chair of Public
Interest Alberta's Senior's Task Force, Elisabeth Ballermann, President of
Health Sciences Association of Alberta, Carol Allan, spokesperson for the AFL
Pride and Solidarity Committee, and David Eggen, Executive Director of the
Friends of Medicare.
Another highlight for Friday include an address at 9:45 a.m. by Dave
Engledow, the Field Director of the American Federation of Labour - Congress
of Industrial Organizations' Working America program - a remarkable experiment
in union outreach to the general public in the United States.
Finally, U of A Professor Jerry Kachur will discuss 10 Alberta Big Shots:
the Face of Corporate Alberta at 4:00 p.m.
For further information:
For further information: Gil McGowan, AFL President, (780) 483-3021
(office), (780) 218-9888 (cell)