OTTAWA, June 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Workers at the National Gallery of Canada
will hold an information picket line to show their support for their
Negotiations between PSAC Local 70397 and the Gallery began in June 2010
and the employer refuses to agree to a fair salary increase.
Larry Rousseau, the newly elected PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President
for the National Capital Region, said that workers at the NGC can count
on the support of the PSAC.
"These workers provide Canadians with a very important cultural
service," Rousseau said. "When we fight on their behalf, we make sure
Canadians continue to receive the quality public services they are
"We organized this demonstration to let the public know about the
Gallery's refusal to negotiate," says David Bosschaart, President of
the PSAC Local at the NGC. "We just want a fair contract that provides
service pay, improved job security and some protection against
Information picket by workers at the National Gallery of Canada
Wednesday, June 16, Noon.
Under the spider at the National Gallery of Canada
Larry Rousseau, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President, National Capital
David Bosschaart, President, PSAC Local 70397
For further information:
For more information or to conduct interviews:
Alain Cossette, PSAC Communications, 613-293-9210 (cell)