TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The sellout of working families by Stephen
Harper's Conservatives and Dalton McGuinty's Liberals has taken another
shameful turn with the shutdown of London's Electro-Motive plant, the
United Steelworkers (USW) says.
"The federal and Ontario governments have done nothing to defend the 460
Electro-Motive workers in London whose jobs have been killed by the
greed of U.S.-based Caterpillar Inc.," said Ken Neumann, USW National
Director for Canada.
"There is no longer any argument - coordinated corporate attacks on
working families are being aided and abetted by the federal
Conservatives and the Ontario Liberal government," Neumann said.
"Stephen Harper's Conservatives and Dalton McGuinty's Liberals are
absolutely useless to workers whose livelihoods are threatened by
multinational corporations," he said. "We see it in London today, just
as we witnessed the attacks by U.S. Steel on Hamilton and Nanticoke
families and by Brazil-based Vale against thousands of Sudbury and Port
The Harper Conservatives, along with Quebec's Liberal government, have
also forsaken nearly 800 workers in Alma, Que., who have been locked
out of their jobs by foreign resource giant Rio Tinto in a brazen
attempt to eliminate decent jobs, Neumann noted.
"With income inequality continuing to worsen in our society, working
families need their governments to stand up for them more than ever,"
he said. "Instead, the federal Conservatives and provincial Liberals
consent to repeated corporate attacks on our working and living
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Ken Neumann USW National Director, 416-544-5950
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-434-2221, 416-544-5966, email@example.com