Media Advisory - Building solidarity with Mexican workers: Pre-G8/G20
conference

TORONTO, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives from the entire independent, Mexican labour movement will be at a unique conference this Sunday to build awareness about the Calderon government's violent assault on Mexican workers and to develop an international solidarity campaign.

    
    When:     Sunday, June 20th, 9am-5pm
    Where:    University of Toronto, 89 Chestnut St., 2nd floor
    Who:      The conference is being sponsored by three of Canada's largest
              private sector unions and three international workers'
              federations: The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union
              of Canada, United Steelworkers, CAW, the International
              Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers, the
              International Metalworkers' Federation and Union Network
              International.
    

"Workers are coming to share their stories of unprecedented violence and repression," says Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. "Mexico is a NAFTA country, yet the Canadian and U.S. governments are ignoring these basic human rights abuses."

SOURCE Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada

For further information: For further information: Dave Coles, 613 299-5628 (cell)

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