OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2012) - Marie Clarke Walker, CLC Executive Vice-President, will attend a Labour Day Barbeque in Edmonton on Monday, September 3. The event is sponsored by the Edmonton and District Labour Council. Clarke Walker will be available for comments to the media.

Canadian workers have celebrated their achievements on this day since it was declared a national holiday in 1894. The focus this year is on the Union Advantage - how unions stand up for fairness on behalf of their members and all Canadians.

WHO: Marie Clarke Walker
Executive Vice-President, CLC
WHAT: Labour Day Barbecue
WHEN: Monday, September 3
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
WHERE: Giovanni Caboto Park/Boys and Girls Club
95 Street and 109 Avenue, Edmonton

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils. Web site: Follow us on Twitter @CanadianLabour

Contact Information:

Amanda Freistadt
CLC Prairie Region (on September 3)
Cell and text: 780-904-0517

Dennis Gruending
CLC Communications (prior to September 3)
Cell and text: 613-878-6040