Media intelligence workers demonstrate in Montreal today

    MONTREAL, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Employees of the media intelligence
company Cision from Ottawa and Quebec City will join their colleagues in
Montreal today to conduct some surveillance of their own employer during a
demonstration at 12: 30 pm in from of the Cision office at 1001 Sherbrooke St.
    The 70 employees of Cision in Quebec City and Montreal are represented by
the Syndicat des travailleuses et travailleurs de Cision Québec - CSN. They
have been in negotiations for more than a year to renew a collective agreement
that expired May 1, 2008. They will welcome about 20 colleagues from Cision's
Ottawa office, members of Canadian Auto Workers Local 567, who have been on
strike since May 5.
    These workers specialize in media intelligence - research, monitoring and
evaluation - for institutional and private clients, an industry strongly
affected by technological change. Cision workers are confronted with an
employer seeking to exact concessions and impose a salary freeze during
current negotiations.
    "We want to demonstrate our solidarity and our determination to resist
the employer's pressure and to conserve the benefits we have earned,"
commented the president of the STT Cision Québec, Martin Ouellet.
    Employees of Cision's Ottawa office went on strike May 5 after being
presented with a list of 51 employer demands. Their collective agreement
expired December 31, 2008.
    "With today's action, all Cision employees urge their employer to get
back to the bargaining table and negotiate fair and decent collective
agreements with our unions," said Tina Thibert, chairperson of CAW Local 567's
Cision unit.

    WHAT:  Demonstration by unionized employees of the Cision media
           intelligence firm

    WHO:   Cision employees from Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa

    WHEN:  At 12:30 pm, June 8, 2009

    WHERE: In front of the Cision's Montreal office at 1001 Sherbrooke East.

For further information:

For further information: Lyle Stewart, CSN communications service, (514)
796-2066; Harry Ghabban, Canadian Auto Workers, (613) 769-7844

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