Former Canadian Olympian Bruce Kidd says the company's treatment of its workers is 'contrary to everything the Olympics stands for'
TORONTO, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers to announce they are filing a formal complaint to have Rio Tinto taken off as an official supplier of the London 2012 Games.
|WHAT:||Filing of Official Olympic Games Complaint Against Rio Tinto|
|| Locked-out workers from Alma, Quebec
Steelworkers who mines gold for Olympic medals
Former Olympian Bruce Kidd
|WHEN:||Thursday, April 26 at 1 p.m. ET|
|WHERE:||Toronto Steelworkers Hall (25 Cecil Street - Spadina/College)|
The United Steelworkers (USW) representing the miners who mine the metals that make up the Olympic medals and the locked-out workers launched a global campaign (www.offthepodium.org) calling on the IOC to drop mining giant Rio Tinto.
The campaign has already generated thousands of letters of protest to the IOC and LOCOG and public events to get Rio Tinto 'Off The Podium' have attracted press coverage in the UK, France and Australia.
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