CAW to Lobby local Members of Parliament following Chrysler Layoff Announcement



    BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - CAW national and local union representatives
will lobby three Members of Parliament from the Brampton-Mississauga area on
the current manufacturing jobs crisis in Canada, ongoing free trade talks
between Canada and South Korea, and the need for federal government support
toward the auto industry, evidenced by the news of over one thousand layoffs
at Chrysler's Brampton assembly plant.

    
    Date:     Friday November 9, 2007
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    Time:     9:00am - 10:30am
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    Location: CAW Local 1285 Hall, 3 Regan Road, Suite 1, Brampton, Ontario
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    "Our members at Brampton Chrysler have witnessed, first hand, the impact
of an auto industry that is struggling because of government neglect and
inaction," said CAW Local 1285 President Vince Bailey.
    "It is crucial that our local area MPs fully understand the crisis our
community faces, and that they take the voice of autoworkers to Ottawa."
    MP's scheduled to be in attendance at tomorrow's meeting include the
Honourable Navdeep Bains (Mississauga-Brampton South), Gurbax S. Malhi
(Bramalea-Gore-Malton), and a representative from the office of Dr. Ruby
Dhalla (Brampton-Springdale).

    CAW representatives will include:
    Jerry Dias, Assistant to CAW National President
    Paul Forder, Director, Government Relations, CAW-Canada
    Terry Farrell, CAW Skilled Trades Coordinator
    Vince Bailey, President, CAW Local 1285, Secretary Treasurer, CAW Council
    & NEB Member
    Leon Rideout, Vice President, CAW Local 1285
    Terry Browne, CAW Local 1285, Chairperson, Chrysler Brampton
    Jaspal Brar, CAW Local 1285, District Representative, Chrysler Brampton
    Prisilla McKenzie, CAW Local 1285, Recreation Committee
    Media are welcome to attend. Interviews can be scheduled upon request.

    CAW representatives were in Ottawa on October 23 for a National lobby
calling on all political parties to demand that Canada-Korea free trade talks
be stopped.





For further information:

For further information: Terry Farrell, CAW Skilled Trades Coordinator,
(cell: (416) 662-0112)

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