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May 26, 2016

CLC to host first-ever national Young Workers' Summit in Ottawa

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The Canadian Labour Congress is incredibly proud to be hosting the first-ever national Young Workers’ Summit.

This summit will bring together young workers, youth activists, and allies to build young workers’ power to address the changing nature of work, empower young and new leadership in workplaces and unions, and lay the framework for a renewed and growing labour movement.

Precarious work. Income inequality. Climate change. We are at a pivotal point in time where these phrases have come to define the challenges facing our generation of workers.

But our future is not yet decided. Our generation has a powerful, collective voice to achieve the changes we want to see, and guide the country in which we want to live.

YWS 2016 will bring together hundreds of young workers and activists from across the country and from many different unions to address these issues.

This Summit will grow leadership, organizing, and political action skills that will build our power as young workers. It will be a space for young workers to exchange stories, skills, and strategies about unions and social justice issues.

Participants will build solidarity with a diverse group of other young activists, and leave energized and more knowledgeable about how to build stronger unions.

YWS 2016 is about building, energizing, and strengthening the union movement.

The summit will be held at the Shaw Convention Centre in Ottawa from October 23-25, 2016.

To register and learn more visit:  yws2016.ca