Olivia Chow Joins Ming Pao Strikers

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Veteran NDP MP Olivia Chow will join rallying strikers at Ming Pao Newspapers in Scarborough on Sunday, September 25th at 3 p.m. 

"We are so proud of Olivia Chow, one of our greatest community leaders," said Simon Sung, the graphic artist elected by his fellow strikers at union leader at the Chinese daily newspaper, located at 1355 Huntingwood Drive.

"We are encouraged that she is lending her voice to our struggle for a fair pay raise and a decent first union contract. It is important that community leaders like Olivia are speaking out against Chinese-Canadian employers taking advantage  of Chinese-Canadian workers. We are a hard working community, we have to share the wealth," he said.

Wages at the newspaper, which employs about 150 staff, lag far behind its direct competitor Sing Tao Daily in almost all job classifications. Other issues include job security, inadequate vacation, and long work hours.

Ming Pao staff have been on strike since September 21st following months of negotiations. The union was first voted in by a two-thirds margin a year ago following an organizing drive by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union Local 87-M Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild. 

SOURCE COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA

For further information:

Simon Sung (647) 404-9428
Paul Morse 1-905-536-5650

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