MEDIA ADVISORY - JAILED TRADE UNIONIST TO SPEAK IN OTTAWA

OTTAWA, June 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Recently released from prison after being jailed since 2008 on scurrilous charges, Mexican trade unionist Juan Linares, along with organizers from the Wisconsin labour uprising, will be speaking in Ottawa next week.

When:    Monday, June 13th, 1pm.
Where:   CEP headquarters; 301 Laurier Avenue West

The guests are part of a special session of the International Chemical, Energy, Mining and General Workers Federation (ICEM) hosted by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP).

Agenda details:

1pm -- Fighting union busting and privatization by the Calderon government

Juan Linares, senior officer of Los Mineros, the Mexican miners union
Martin Esparza, President of the Mexico City Electrical Workers Union

3pm -- The US labour movement after Wisconsin

Mike Bolton, United Steelworkers, Wisconsin
Mark Brooks, Utility Workers Union of America
Peter Rickman, - Madison Wisconsin Graduate Student Union

English-French-Spanish simultaneous translation available.

SOURCE COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA

For further information:

For more information and to confirm attendance:   Michelle Walsh, CEP Communications Director, (613) 230-5800, ext. 222, (613) 858-9144 (mobile), mwalsh@cep.ca.

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