UNITE HERE Tells Moores to not Close Factory that Built their Retail Empire in Canada



    Launches Campaign to defend 540 Montreal Jobs from being chopped by
    profitable company

    TORONTO, March 10 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:   Hundreds of garment workers in downtown Montreal say enough is
            enough to Men's Wearhouse, which owns Moore's retails outlets
            across Canada and announced last week it plans to close its
            Canadian apparel production plant, the Golden Brand Factory. The
            closure will eliminate more than 500 apparel jobs in Montreal and
            is being closed by a company that has recorded double digit
            income growth in recent years. Golden Brand, the foundation of
            the Moore's empire in Canada, has produced men's suits for the
            Moore's stores for decades. Workers and their union, UNITE HERE,
            joined by the Quebec Federation of Labour, will announce the
            details of a North American campaign to save these vital
            manufacturing jobs which serve the well known Canadian Retailer,
            Moores.

    WHO:    Quebec Federation of Labour (FTQ) President, Michel Arsenault
            UNITE HERE Quebec Council Director, Lina Aristeo
            Hundred of Golden Brand Factory Workers

    WHERE:  Starting in Montreal with a Press Conference at
            5800, rue St-Denis (corner Rosemont)
            Other actions to follow across Canada

    WHEN:   Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 7:30 am
    





For further information:

For further information: Conseil du Québec Unis-Unite Here, Thao Dao,
(514) 887-3463; FTQ, Jean Laverdière, (514) 893-7809; UNITE HERE Canada, Wynne
Hartviksen, (416) 473-2632

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