Manufacturing Suffers Further Job Loss, Latest Stats Show

    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - National employment statistics released today by
Statistics Canada continue to paint a disturbing job outlook for the
manufacturing sector.
    "The loss of 12,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector last month alone
highlights the need for immediate federal government action to prevent the
further loss of these good paying jobs and the devastation this is creating in
communities across the country," said CAW President Buzz Hargrove. In April
Canada lost an additional 19,000 manufacturing jobs.
    The rosy jobs outlook painted by some is misleading because many of the
jobs created last month according to Statistics Canada are self-employed jobs
- large numbers of which are tentative, without benefits, pensions and decent
    "The high Canadian dollar, unfair one-way trade deals and the lack of
federal government action to deal with the crisis are combining to create a
perfect storm in the manufacturing sector," said Hargrove.
    "The federal government must take immediate steps to stop the
accelerating loss of more than 250,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector in the
last five years alone," said Hargrove.

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For further information: CAW Communications, John McClyment, cell, (416)
315-3202; or Shannon Devine, cell, (416) 302-1699

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