CLC President Calls for Fightback Against Recession

August 19, 2009, 9:57 AM EST

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Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti addressed the most important issues concerning working Canadians in his speech to the Constitutional Convention. 

One of the top priorities of the CLC is increasing pressure on government to improve EI for the 1.6 million Canadians out of work, said Georgetti.

"Every dime should be used to protect Canadians and not to support corporate CEOs," said Georgetti. "Citizens need to be in charge of Canada and have their voices heard nationally."

Georgetti quoted a Globe and Mail article about CEOs continuing to receive massive bonuses, despite attacks on workers to slash wages and benefits.

Georgetti also called for the doubling of the benefits from the Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan within the next 10 years so workers can retire in dignity.

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