Media advisory - CAW meets with Ontario Premier, top automotive executives today

    TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - CAW President Buzz Hargrove will meet with
Premier Dalton McGuinty this morning at 10 a.m., along with the presidents of
North American manufacturers GM, Chrysler and Ford and Japanese producers
Toyota and Honda as well as the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association in
a top level meeting at Queen's Park about the state of the province's ailing
auto industry.
    Domestic producers and parts suppliers are under the heavy strain of
unbalanced trade with Asia and Europe and a high Canadian dollar which
continues to erode Canadian manufacturing industries. As a result, workers and
their families live with constant instability and fear of unemployment.
    In late August, GM announced they were cutting more than 1,100 jobs at
the Oshawa truck plant and more recently Chrysler cut 1,100 jobs in the
Brampton and Windsor assembly plants, adding to the tens of thousands of jobs
already lost by workers employed by domestic producers and parts suppliers.
    Hargrove will be available for comment following the meeting.

For further information:

For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell)
(416) 302-1699

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