Organized labour has faced many challenges over the past year across the country.

To honour the efforts of union activists, the Stratford and District Labour Council is hosting a dinner next month with a special guest.

On Tuesday, March 25th Fred Hahn will discuss the future of trade unionism at the Queen’s Hotel.

Hahn has been President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees since 2009.

Stratford and District Labour Council President Kim Kent says Hahn will bring with him a warning to all working people that they shouldn’t take the gains of previous generations for granted.

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Kent says Hahn will talk about many issues but he’ll probably devote a chunk of time to the rising threat of privatization.

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The event is open to everyone.

Tickets for the dinner and speech are $28 each or people can purchase a table of eight for $200 but they need to contact the Labour Council by March 18th.

For more information or to order tickets, call 519-273-0300 or email stdlcnew@sympatico.ca

You can also go to the Stratford and District Labour Council’s Facebook page.