Media Advisory - United Steelworkers Canadian National Policy Conference: USW and Amicus to make historic announcement



    Top Industrial Unions in North America and U.K to Pursue Global
    Solidarity

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ -

    
    WHO:      United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard
              and Amicus General Secretary Derek Simpson

    WHAT:     News Conference that will be accessible internationally by a
              phone bridge

    WHEN:     12 Noon (EDT), Wednesday, April 18

    WHERE:    Steelworkers Canadian National Policy Conference,
              Quebec Room, Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
              11 Colonel By Drive (across from Ottawa Congress Centre)

                      Or by remote via following dial-in number(s):

              -  UNITED STATES: (866) 205-3921 (Toll-Free for U.S.; Some
                 Canadian major cities can also access)

              -  INTERNATIONAL: (612) 332-0932 (Caller-paid phone line for
                 Canada, UK and all others around the globe)

              -  Please specify "USW and AMICUS Press Call" when the operator
                 answers and provide your name and affiliation. You will be
                 placed on hold until the 12:00 Noon (EDT) start of the call.
                 Late dialers will be registered and advised the call is
                 already in progress. All dial-in participants will be in a
                 listen-only mode until the call is opened up to the Q&A
                 session.

    WHY:      The success of the strategic alliances between the USW and
              Amicus has reaffirmed both unions' commitment to greater
              international solidarity and cooperation to better represent
              workers against the threats posed by global capital. The new
              agreement to be signed at the Wednesday event will be the first
              step in establishing a truly global union. (Amicus is
              finalizing a merger with the Transport and General Workers in
              the U.K. to be called Unite and will represent 2.1 million
              members. The USW represents 850,000 members in the U.S. and
              Canada,).
    





For further information:

For further information: Pat Van Horne (Canada) at (416) 347-0217,
pvh@usw.ca; Gary Hubbard (U.S.) at (202) 778-4384 or (202) 256-8125,
ghubbard@usw.org; Richard O'Brien (U.S. and Europe) at +7768931320 or
+2074208936, Richard.O'Brien@amicustheunion.org


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