Press Conference: Canadian Auto and Postal Workers' Unions Call for Canadian-made Canada Post vehicles



    TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ - CAW President Ken Lewenza and CUPW President Denis
Lemelin will issue a joint statement tomorrow, Friday May 8 at a press
conference in Windsor, Ontario calling on Canada Post Corporation to ensure
all new vehicles expected to be purchased by the national postal service are
made in Canada.

    
    Press Conference: CAW-CUPW joint press conference
    Friday May 8 - 11:00 a.m.
    CAW Local 200/444 union hall
    1855 Turner Road,
    Windsor, ON
    N8W 3K2
    

    Canada Post Corporation (a national crown corporation) is expected to
purchase anywhere from 4500-5500 new vehicles to assist in a program to
motorize letter carrier operations in Canada.
    Canada Post is in the process of developing criteria to purchase these
vehicles. Only one that is being tested is currently assembled in Canada: the
Chrysler Town & Country minivan, built in Windsor, Ontario.
    Lewenza and Lemelin will be joined by CAW Local 444 President Rick
Laporte and CUPW Windsor Local President John Vigneaux.
    Interviews will be made available upon request.





For further information:

For further information: Richard McGrath, CUPW Communications (613)
222-3952; or John McClyment, CAW Communications (416) 315-3202


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