Media Advisory - 'Prolonging an 81-day strike is hardly charitable' -
Striking museum workers to picket Fredrik Eaton's foundation

TORONTO, Dec. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Striking workers from the Canadian Museum of Civilization and War Museum will picket in front of the offices of the Catherine and Fredrik Eaton Charitable Foundation tomorrow. After 81 days on the picket line, the workers from the two museums are taking their message directly to Eaton, the president of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation's Board of Trustees.

Workers from the two museums have been on strike since September 21st. Several attempts at a mediated settlement resulted in weeks-long delays and a final offer from the museum, which the workers rejected by a margin of 96 per cent. The workers voted in favour of sending all disputed issues to binding arbitration, but the museum has refused.

"While Fredrik Eaton may be a patron of the arts, the fact that the museum has been prolonging an 81-day strike is hardly charitable," said Daniel Poulin, a striking museum guide and President of PSAC Local 70396. "We demand that Eaton and the Board of Trustees act now to help end our labour dispute."

    WHAT:     Demonstration in front of the Catherine and Fredrik
              Eaton Charitable Foundation

    WHEN:     Thursday, December 10, 2009, 11:00 a.m.

    WHERE:    55 St. Clair West


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