Media Advisory - Immigrant workers ask Minister to help their cause

                           Thursday, July 10, 2008
                                  2:30 p.m.
                             200 Bloor St. East

    TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - Representatives of the over 2,000 workers who
have lost their jobs at Progressive Moulding plants in Vaughan will be holding
a media conference today to talk about their ongoing struggle to secure
severance pay through blockading the plant and defying injunctions.
    They will be attempting to meet with Federal Labour Minister Jean-Pierre
Blackburn who is in Toronto to celebrate immigrants in the workforce. Almost
all of the 2000 workers are new Canadians from a wide variety of backgrounds.
    The federal bankruptcy act fails to protect the severance pay, which for
many of these workers amounts to tens of thousands of dollars.

For further information:

For further information: Bill Van Taack, (905) 686-3444; Judy Persad,
(416) 895-0754; Winnie Ng, (647) 291-3511

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