Media Advisory - New union brings together Ottawa and Gatineau construction workers

    OTTAWA, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Media are invited to the founding meeting of
a new construction union for the Outaouais Region tonight at 7 pm at the
Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert St. in Ottawa.
    The new construction union, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union
(CEP) Local 5050, will allow carpenters, interior systems trades and roofers
that work in Ottawa to join a union that works in unity with their partner
organizations in the Gatineau area.
    "Until now, there has not been a union in Ottawa that was aligned with
FTQ-Construction unions, the group that most construction workers belong to in
Gatineau," says Gaétan Ménard, CEP Secretary-Treasurer. "Gatineau area
construction workers had no home in Ottawa and no organization that could
guarantee that pensions and benefits earned in Ottawa would be sent back to
Quebec. CEP is changing that with the formation of this new union."
    Officials from both the CEP and FTQ-Construction will join dozens of
Gatineau area workers to participate in the founding meeting tonight.

For further information:

For further information: Gaétan Ménard, (613) 230-5200 ext. 265, (819)

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