Media Advisory - Trade union activists from Colombia, Germany and the U.S. to
visit picket line at the Museum of Civilization

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Trade union activists from Colombia, Germany and the Unites States will visit the picket line at 12:00 pm today, to show solidarity with striking workers at the Museum of Civilization.

Workers at the Museum of Civilization and War Museum have been on strike since September 21. They voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike at the end of August and talks first hit a standstill on September 18. The parties re-convened in the office of a Federal Mediator last week, but were unable to come to a settlement after the employer insisted that the workers withdraw a key demand for job security.

    WHAT:   Picket line visits from international trade union activists.

    WHO:    Colombian trade union activist Mariano Jose Guerra, a member of
            the national executive of FENALTRASE and the past President of
            ASONAL, the judicial workers union. Guerra is known for his work
            in the labour movement and as a prosecutor of paramilitary and
            military cases. He has received numerous death threats and lives
            with security measures to protect his life.

            Representatives from Germany's Industrial Union of Metalworkers.

            Dave McCall, Director of the United Steelworkers District 1 in

    WHERE:  The Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec

    WHEN:   Between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.


For further information: For further information: Ariel Troster, PSAC Communications, (613) 292-8363

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