Media Advisory - Workers on strike organize second outdoor children's museum
during Thanksgiving weekend

GATINEAU, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - PSAC members on strike at the Museum of Civilization and War Museum will be providing activities for children from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Museum of Civilization on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Thanksgiving weekend.

The workers are aware of how disappointed parents and kids are that the employees of the Children's Museum are not doing their regular work due to the strike. They can't wait to get back to the jobs they love and they decided to provide some activities to children for the second weekend in a row.

They encourage parents and children to visit them on the picket line in front of the Museum of Civilization, to learn about labour solidarity, and take part in crafts, skits, games and songs for children of all ages.

Talks between the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Museum of Civilization Corporation (CMCC) broke down Wednesday evening, after the museum demanded that the workers withdraw their demands for protections against the contracting out of their jobs.

The workers 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 yesterday, but were unable to come to a settlement after the employer insisted that the workers withdraw a key demand for job security.

    WHO:   PSAC members on strike against the Museum of Civilization and
           War Museum.

    WHAT:  Outdoor children's museum

    WHERE: On the picket line in front of the Museum of Civilization

    WHEN:  Saturday Oct. 10, Sun. Oct. 11 and Mon. Oct. 12, from 9 am to 5 pm


For further information: For further information: Alain Cossette, PSAC Communications: (613) 293-9210

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