Wednesday, April 30, 2014

OTTAWA ― Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, has issued the following statement regarding the shootings that occurred on Wednesday, April 30 at the Western Forest Products sawmill in Nanaimo, BC:

The Canadian Labour Congress extends its deepest sympathy to the victims of shootings today at the Western Forest Products sawmill in Nanaimo, BC, and in particular to the families and friends of those who died as a result of their injuries.  This is a terrible tragedy and we extend our sympathy and support to all involved.  We note that many workers at the sawmill are members of the United Steelworkers and we are confident that union members will offer full support to the sisters and brothers affected by this deeply unfortunate event.

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 111 district labour councils.

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