Press Conference: CAW President Calls for Pension Security for Air Canada Workers

    TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - CAW President Ken Lewenza is demanding that Air
Canada remove workers' pensions from the chopping block as part of its plan to
turn around the airline at a press conference this morning - Monday, May 4.
    The CAW will be launching its fight back campaign at Air Canada today,
including a five point plan to turn around the troubled national carrier.
    CAW Local 2002 represents approximately 4,500 members employed by Air
Canada whose collective agreement expires at the end of this month.

    Press Conference - Today Monday May 4, 2009

    Sheraton Centre Hotel - 10:00 a.m.
    Essex Ballroom (Mezzanine Level)
    123 Queen Street West
    Toronto, Ontario

    Lewenza will be joined by CAW Local 2002 President Leslie Dias, CAW
Economist Jim Stanford and Assistant to the President and former federal NDP
industry critic Peggy Nash.
    For members of the media unable to attend but who wish to participate,
please call: 1-888-396-8049

For further information:

For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell)
(416) 302-1699

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