TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - CAW President Ken Lewenza and Ontario Minister
of Training, Colleges & Universities John Milloy will be on hand tomorrow for
the opening of the action centre, set up to help the former workers of
Progressive Moulded Products (PMP).
More than 2,000 non-unionized workers lost their jobs on July 1st when
PMP suddenly went into bankruptcy. The action centre has been set up by former
PMP workers with the financial and resource assistance of the Ontario
Government Adjustment Advisory Program and the Canadian Auto Workers union.
The centre will offer support for job searches, retraining, EI and counseling.
The workers, who are predominantly first generation Canadians, grabbed
headlines this past summer when they staged a lengthy picket outside one of
the recently closed facilities in the north end of Toronto, in a fight to
secure severance pay.
Former PMP workers will be in attendance for the official opening. Media
are welcome to attend.
Open House and Official Opening Ceremony:
PMP Workers Action Centre
Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 12:30 p.m.
2180 Steeles Avenue West (at the north-east corner of Steeles and Keele
Tel: (905) 532-0633
For further information:
For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell)
(416) 302-1699 or John McClyment (cell) (416) 315-3202