The Regina University NDP Constituency Association invites you to join Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff for a May Day social. Brother Yussuff will provide a brief address during the event about some of the challenges and opportunities facing working people across the country and right here in Saskatchewan.
May Day, or International Workers' Day, is a celebration of workers and the working class. It is a chance to come together in solidarity to remember the victories we've won, and the fights still ahead of us.
PROGRAM - 6:30PM to 8:00PM
- Welcome by Kent Peterson, President of Regina University New Democrats;
- Introduction of CLC President Hassan Yussuff by a special guest;
- Brief remarks by Hassan Yussuff;
- Brief remarks by another special guest;
There will be a beer and wine cash bar at the event, as well as light appetizers.
Since his election in 2014, Hassan has led Canada’s unions to a number of significant victories. It was under his leadership, for example, that the CLC launched an unprecedented and innovative digital and community-based campaign that put labour’s issues front and centre in the 2015 federal election, and helped defeat the Conservatives.
At the heart of the CLC’s federal election campaign was the call for a stronger Canada Pension Plan, a struggle that has been Hassan’s passion for almost a decade. After the election, the CLC redoubled its retirement security campaign efforts, while Hassan worked with the new federal government and with provincial and territorial leaders to gain their support. That campaign and lobby work led to victory in November 2016 with the tabling of Bill C-26, legislation that expanded the CPP for the first time in its history.
Making workplaces and public spaces safer has been another key priority for Hassan. He was exposed to asbestos as a mechanic in his early working life, and as a union activist learned that asbestos-related diseases are the number one cause of workplace-related deaths in Canada. As CLC President, Hassan campaigned hard for a comprehensive ban on asbestos, a ban we won in December 2016.
As well as his work in Canada, Hassan is a prominent international activist. In 2016, he was elected for a second term as president of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas, an organization uniting 56 national organizations representing more than 60 million workers in 23 countries.
Determined to build a better world for future generations, Hassan is committed to the fight against climate change and to ensuring a just and fair transition for the workers and communities affected by the evolution to a green economy.
Hassan has also been appointed to the NAFTA Council, an advisory board to the Government of Canada during NAFTA renegotiations.
The CLC is the voice of Canada’s labour movement, representing 3.3 million workers.
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