United Steelworkers leaders to visit Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Canada's largest aluminum-production region, to call for political support of key industry.
ALMA, QC, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers (USW) Canadian Director Ken Neumann and USW Quebec Director Alain Croteau will be in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region, the country's aluminum-producing heartland, on Friday to meet with workers and call for political support of the vital industry.
Neumann and Croteau will visit workers at the Alma aluminum smelter, accompanied by USW Local 9490 President Alexandre Fréchette, who represents workers at the Alma smelter.
The Steelworkers leaders will hold a news conference at 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Local 9490 union offices.
Meeting with workers at the Alma aluminum smelter:
Friday, March 22, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
3000 rue des Pins Ouest, Alma
* There will be photo opportunities only in the cafeteria. Availability for two video cameras and one still photographer only. For details, contact Alexandre Fréchette at 418-662-7055.
News conference at the USW Local 9490 offices:
Friday, March 22, 10:15 a.m.
830 rue des Pins Ouest, Alma
The United Steelworkers/Syndicat des Métallos is the largest private-sector union in Quebec, with more than 60,000 workers in all sectors of the economy, including 3,000 in the aluminum industry. The United Steelworkers represents more than 225,000 workers across Canada.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information: Clairandrée Cauchy, USW Communications (Montreal), 514-774-4001, [email protected]; Alexandre Fréchette, USW Local 9490 President, 418-662-7055; Bob Gallagher, USW Communications (Toronto), 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, [email protected]