FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2011
Unions Call on City to let Occupy Calgary stay. The city of Calgary has been contemplating evicting Occupy Calgary Activists from Olympic Plaza. The labour movement supports the Occupy Calgary movement and urges City Council to let the protesters stay.
“The Occupy movement has begun a conversation that was sorely lacking in this Country,” said Alexander Shevalier, President, of the Calgary and District Labour Council.
“They have highlighted the inequities faced by 99% of Canadians; whether it’s access to affordable housing, fair employment standards, farm workers rights and many other issues of social and environmental justice, ” he continued.
“ Without the Occupy movement the media and governments both federally and provincially would feel no pressure to address those issues,” he stated.
“The message is simple, our government is no longer responding to the needs of the people; they are responding to the needs of corporations,” he concluded.
Contact: Alexander Shevalier, President, Calgary and District Labour Council – 403 819 4159
The Calgary and District Labour Council represents 37,500 affiliated union members in both the public and private sector. Our members make Calgary work.