Media Advisory - Reminder: USW and Amicus to make historic announcement

    Top Industrial Unions in North America and U.K. to Pursue Global

    TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ -

    WHO:    United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard
            and Amicus General Secretary Derek Simpson

    WHAT:   News Conference that will be accessible internationally by a
            phone bridge

    WHEN:   12 Noon (EDT), Wednesday, April 18

    WHERE:  Steelworkers Canadian National Policy Conference
            Quebec Room, Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
            11 Colonel By Drive (across from Ottawa Congress Centre)

            Or by remote via following dial-in number(s):

            - UNITED STATES: (866) 205-3921 (Toll-Free for U.S.; Some
              Canadian major cities can also access)
            - INTERNATIONAL: (612) 332-0932 (Caller-paid phone line for
              Canada, UK and all others around the globe)
            - Please specify "USW and AMICUS Press Call" when the operator
              answers and provide your name and affiliation. You will be
              placed on hold until the 12:00 Noon (EDT) start of the call.
              Late dialers will be registered and advised the call is already
              in progress. All dial-in participants will be in a listen-only
              mode until the call is opened up to the Q&A session.

    WHY:    The success of the strategic alliances between the USW and Amicus
            has reaffirmed both unions' commitment to greater international
            solidarity and cooperation to better represent workers against
            the threats posed by global capital. The new agreement to be
            signed at the Wednesday event will be the first step in
            establishing a truly global union. (Amicus is finalizing a merger
            with the Transport and General Workers in the U.K. to be called
            Unite and will represent 2.1 million members. The USW represents
            850,000 members in the U.S. and Canada).

For further information:

For further information: Pat Van Horne (Canada), (416) 347-0217,; Gary Hubbard (U.S.), (202) 778-4384, (202) 256-8125,; Richard O'Brien (U.S. and Europe), +7768931320, +2074208936,

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