ST JOHN'S, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada is hosting a news conference that includes a man rescued by the St. John's Maritime Rescue Sub-centre last year, a Maritime Search and Rescue coordinator and other members of the MayDay Coalition at 11:30 a.m. NL / 10:00 a.m. EST on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Battery Hotel in St. John's. Participants will launch a video highlighting the absurdity of putting lives at risk to pay off the deficit, part of a social media campaign arguing that it doesn't make sense to force Canadians to choose between a strong economy and strong public services like Search and Rescue. The news conference is delayed due to a snow storm in Newfoundland.
Local and national media are invited to attend in person or by teleconference.
|What:||News conference / video launch protesting Search and Rescue shut down|
|| Pegasus Room, Battery Hotel and Suites
100 Signal Hill Road, St. John's, NL
|When:||11:30 a.m. NL / 10:00 a.m. EST, Friday, February 3, 2012|
|Who:||Lana Payne, President, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour|
|Earle McCurdy, President, Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union|
|Jeannie Baldwin, Public Service Alliance of Canada Regional Executive Vice-President, Atlantic|
|Oakly Johnston, rescued at sea by Search and Rescue (St. John's) in June 2011.|
|Merv Wiseman, Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator|
|Dial in:||1-866-797-9099; participant code: 4821848|
For further information:
Lesley Thompson, PSAC, in St. John's: 902-471-6201
Ariel Troster, PSAC, in Ottawa: 613-292-8363