Media Advisory - Striking museum workers to throw picket line tea party in
honour of Prince Charles

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Striking workers from the Museum of Civilization and War Museum are throwing a tea party in honour of the Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Now in their eighth week on the picket line, the workers will serve scones and unveil a new series of stamps titled, "Royal Treasures for a Royal Visit."

Each stamp features a portrait of one of the 420 museum workers who are currently on strike. The photographs were taken by Marie-Louise Deruaz and Frank Wimart, as part of the workers' mobile exhibit, Striking Treasures.

Employees at the two museums have been on strike since September 21, 2009. The 420 workers voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike at the end of August and talks first hit a standstill on September 18. Negotiations resumed briefly on October 7, but broke off after the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation refused to agree to protections against the contracting out of the workers' jobs.

    WHAT:   Picket line tea party in honour of Prince Charles and Camilla,
            Duchess of Cornwall

    WHEN:   Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 11:00 am

    WHERE:  In front of the Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, QC


For further information: For further information: or to book interviews: Ariel Troster, PSAC Communications - (613) 292-8363

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