Media Advisory - Former PMP Workers to Hold Silent Vigil Outside Ontario

TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - Former workers of Progressive Moulded Products (PMP) will hold a silent vigil outside the Ontario Courthouse tomorrow to remind the court that they are still owed more than $30 million in severance and termination pay. Their case is being heard in court that day.

The workers will also be calling attention to the unfair bankruptcy and severance laws which allowed their former employer to suddenly close, leaving workers with nothing.

    Silent Vigil at the Courthouse

    Date:   October 27, 2009
    Time:   9:30 - 10 a.m.
    Place:  330 University Avenue
            Toronto, Ontario

Afterwards, the group will march up to the Ontario Ministry of Labour located at 400 University Avenue for an information picket.

On July 1, 2008 PMP, then the largest employer in the City of Vaughan, closed the doors of its 11 plants, without giving any notice to the company's approximately 2,400 workers. The non-unionized group of workers garnered public attention when they staged a 16 day picket in front of the main plant, where they highlighted their unjust treatment, calling for major changes to the bankruptcy and severance laws.

SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)

For further information: For further information: Winnie Ng, Good Jobs for All Coalition co-chair, (647) 291-3511 or Fa Lim, representative of former PMP workers, (647) 891 - 1305

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