TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - Striking mine workers plan a spirited, guerilla-style demonstration tomorrow to demand that federal Industry Minister Tony Clement defend Canadian communities under attack by foreign corporations.
United Steelworkers (USW) will converge on Clement's Parry Sound office, calling on the Minister to stop acting as "the Grim Reaper who presides over job-killing and gutting our communities." The USW represents 3,500 working families who have been on strike for four months against Vale Inco's attacks on their pensions, incomes and working conditions.
Photo Op: Giant "Tony the Grim Reaper" puppet from Clement's "Vale of Death." (In August, Clement infamously and erroneously claimed Sudbury would be a "valley of death" without Vale's takeover of Inco Ltd.)
WHAT: Steelworkers Demonstration against Tony Clement's Inaction
WHO: USW members on strike for last four months against Vale Inco
WHEN: November 10, 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tony Clement's Constituency Office,
17 James Street,
Parry Sound, Ontario
For more information about the strike, visit FairDealNow.ca
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information: For further information: Bill Belowos or Aaron Beaudry, USW Strikers, (705) 561-8110; Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, (416) 544-5966, (416) 434-2221, firstname.lastname@example.org