MONTREAL, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ – Federal New Democratic Party Leader Tom Mulcair will address hundreds of labour activists on Tuesday as guest speaker on the opening day of the United Steelworkers (USW) National Policy Conference.
“We’re honoured to welcome Tom Mulcair to our National Policy Conference,” said USW National Director Ken Neumann.
“We are looking forward to hearing Tom address some of the most important issues for our members and all Canadians – income inequality, economic fairness, social justice, the shrinking middle class,” Neumann said.
Mulcair will address conference delegates at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, three days ahead of the federal NDP convention in Edmonton.
The four-day USW National Policy Conference begins Tuesday and runs until Friday at the Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, 1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque West.
Approximately 600 USW activists from across Canada will attend the conference, held every three years to set the national union’s policies and priorities. The USW represents 225,000 workers in virtually every sector of the Canadian economy.
Other speakers at the USW conference will include Alberta Premier Rachel Notley; United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard; Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff; former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm; and Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)