Media advisory - Locked out journalists from Journal de Quebec address 2007 CUPE National Convention

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Four locked out employees from Journal de
Quebec will address over 2,000 delegates to the 2007 CUPE National Convention
on Wednesday, October 17 at approximately 11 a.m. Journal de Quebec is a
subsidiary of Sun Media Corporation, itself a subsidiary of Quebecor.
    The locked out members are Lucie Bulter, president of the clerical local,
Jocelyne Martineau, president of the printing local and Denis Bolduc and
Daniel Paquet, both journalists.
    According to Denis Bolduc "the lock-out is even more brutal when you
consider that the members at the Journal were not threatening to strike, that
they had never been on strike, and that not one day of work had been lost
since the paper opened in 1967."
    The Journal de Quebec locked out workers on April 22 and transferred
their production to Toronto, using the Toronto Sun offices, printing the
newspaper at Mirabel and classified handled from the Ottawa area. The locked
journalists now produce their own, free, daily newspaper MediaMatin Quebec.
    The CUPE convention is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
south building, through Friday October 19th.

For further information:

For further information: to arrange an interview or a press pass please
contact: Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications, (416) 892-8716; Sébastien Goulet,
CUPE Communications, (613) 808-0675; Hélène Bélanger, CUPE Communications,
(416) 893-7458; Robert Bellerose, CUPE Communications, (514) 247-9266

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