Media Advisory - Hamilton City Hall Rally to mark the 110th Anniversary of 1906 ATU/HSR Strike

HAMILTON, ON, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT:      

RALLY TO MARK THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1906 HSR TRANSIT STRIKE





WHEN:      

Thursday, November 24, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.





WHERE:    

Hamilton City Hall
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON





DETAILS:  

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local is holding a Rally at Hamilton City Hall to commemorate the 110th anniversary of a significant historical event in Hamilton's history – the 1906 HSR/ATU Transit Strike.  At the Rally, Hamiltonians will also be uniting against the privatization of Ontario Hydro and key transit lines through Metrolinx.

 

Background: Before the 1906 HSR/ATU Transit Strike, electricity and transit were owned by a private company which supplied electricity at prices well beyond the reach of most citizens. These circumstances were the direct cause of the riots involving 10,000 Hamiltonians in November of 1906.

 

Now, history is repeating itself. Premier Wynne's government wants to take us back 110 years and make electricity and transit unaffordable and unsustainable.






Main Guest Speakers: 

Andrea Horwath, Leader Ontario New Democratic Part
Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
Bob Kinnear, President, ATU Ontario/Local 113
Smokey Thomas, President, OPSEU
Anthony Marco, President, Hamilton & District Labour Council
Matthew Green, Ward 3 Councillor, Hamilton City Council








SOURCE Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113

For further information: CONTACT FOR INTERVIEWS & QUESTIONS: Eric Tuck, President ATU Local 107, Email: president@atu107.com, Telephone: 905-902-4107

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