TORONTO, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Joining with working people across the country,
CAW members in the Greater Toronto Area will gather at Nathan Phillips Square
to kick off Labour Day celebrations in Toronto under the banner of Good Jobs
for All, the theme of this year's parade.
The theme has special significance for workers who have been laid off,
lost their jobs or face increasingly precarious work conditions as a result of
the recession. With the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, the CAW is
calling for sector specific development strategies, including for green jobs,
a living wage, increases to public pensions and improvements to the Employment
Insurance system as part of the Good Jobs theme.
Prior to the 9:30 a.m. parade kick off, speeches will take place at
Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) at 9:00 a.m.
Mayor of the City of Toronto David Miller
CAW President Ken Lewenza
Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker
Stephen Moses, CAW Local 1000 at the Zellers Distribution Centre in
Dominic Tavella, CAW Local 252 at the Lexus Toyota Dealership in
Workers at both the distribution centre and the dealership have been on
strike for more than a month and a half, in an effort to fend off employer
demands for massive concessions.
National and local CAW leadership will be on site and available for
For further information:
For further information: CAW Communications Director, Shannon Devine,
(cell) (416) 302-1699